Bronx Borough President, Vanessa L. Gibson, has appreciated neighbours for their active participation in this year's Bronx Week.
Gibson's appreciation was contained in letter addressed to the neighbors on Tuesday May 17, 2022.
"Yesterday, we concluded a truly unforgettable Bronx Week 2022! We had the honor of celebrating so many facets of our vibrant community alongside all of you," the letter reads.
Gibson added, "We celebrated our older adults, small businesses, veterans, bankers, community board members, parents, teachers, school safety agents, artists, and so many others.
"Since taking office in January, my staff alongside the Bronx Tourism Council and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation has worked tirelessly to bring Bronx Week back after a two-year hiatus."
"I want to take this moment to acknowledge the tremendous effort and labor of love from my team. It takes a village and I could not have done this without their dedication and hard work.
"I also want to thank our sponsors who continue to invest in our community and for them seeing our Borough for what it truly is: a vibrant, booming community on the verge of a renaissance," Gibson stated.
He also expressed her condolences to neighbors affected the Buffalo grocery store attack.
"And although we are still celebrating a huge win for the Borough today, I would also like to express my condolences to our neighbors in Buffalo.
"Please take a moment to join me in prayer and solidarity for the 10 victims of the Buffalo shooting that took place on Saturday, May 14th. We mourn with the families whose lives have been forever changed and marked by this horrific event," she said.
She stressed that the victims and their families did not deserve this.
"Our federal government needs to implement the measures and regulations necessary to end racially motivated gun violence in our country.
"This is unacceptable and cannot continue to happen. As Americans, we deserve and demand better," Gibson said.
On the rise in COVID-19 cases in the city, Gibson urges all New Yorkers to take care of themselves, get tested, get vaccinated, and get boosted.