PHOTOS: Thousands show off pride at NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade
The 57th Annual National Puerto Rican Day parade marched up Fifth Avenue on Sunday, along with some 1 million revelers who crowded the street to celebrate the city’s largest Latino community.
Under the banner “One Nation, Many Voices,” grand marshals City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez led the parade from 44th Street to 79th Street in honor of the city’s hundreds of thousands Puerto Rican residents.
Red, white and blue took over the city streets for hours and welcomed Bill de Blasio for his first Puerto Rican Day parade as mayor.
The first-ever Puerto Rican Day parade was held on Sunday, April 13, 1958 in Spanish Harlem and has grown beyond the neighborhood over the years to capture the nuyoricano spirit in the city and beyond.
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