I was invited to the Puerto Rican Heritage Event celebration hosted by the New York City Mayor’s Office. Below are videos and pictures of the event, held at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a passionate speech about the plight of Puerto Rico. Honorees included Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez and actress Lauren Velez.
Mayor de Blasio speaking about the problem in Puerto Rico. He was quite passionate, moving, and made some very important points.
City Council Speaker and the Mayor present Olympic Medalist Laurie Hernandez with a Proclamation.
Actress Lauren Velez accepts her Proclamation from Mayor de Blasio.