The Bronx 27th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Latino pride was on display Sunday on the Grand Concourse. But Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. reportedly wanted nothing to do with this historic event.
Was it that he wasn't in the mood to party because The Bronx continues to have the highest unemployment rate compared to any other county in New York, according to local and national data?
City Island Images asked his press secretary and also his communications director if President Diaz Jr. could tell us why and when this disturbing trend will ever end? However, the response we received 20 hours later was we're working hard to change that! No further details from the borough president's office.
Meanwhile, the parade started back in 1987 with around a dozen groups marching that year. Today's event, featured more than one hundred local, national and international organizations, which marched from 190th Street and Grand Concourse to Van Cortlandt Avenue East for a post-parade festival. Here is more from NY1 and News 12 The Bronx.
27th annual Puerto Rican Day parade held on Grand Concourse in the Bronx - News 12 Bronx http://bronx.news12.com/news/27th-annual-puerto-rican-day-parade-held-on...
Bronx Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage * http://shar.es/VRdS2
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