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Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYC Gay Pride March

Jun 27, 2016 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

New York, June 26 2016 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Everything we could have asked for in terms of the day to celebrate everything this city stands for; to celebrate the most vibrant LGBT community anywhere in the country; to celebrate a city that believes in respect for all people and inclusion. That is what we say – when we talk about New York values – our values are inclusion, tolerance, understanding, diversity. That’s what we believe in. That’s what we celebrate today.   Chirlane and I have marched in many, many Pride Parades, but this one will be truly special. [Read More]

All Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Effective Immediately in Honor of Victims of Terror Attacks in Paris

Nov 15, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  New York, November 14 2014 – As a mark of respect for the scores of lives lost in the terror attacks in Paris, France, on Friday, November 13, 2015, all flags shall be flown at half-staff – effective immediately – by order of the Mayor of the City of New York, Bill de Blasio. This includes all flags – the American flag, the New York State and City flags, and the POW-MIA flag – on all City buildings as well as stationary flagstaffs throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York. An additional memo will follow concerning [Read More]

Enlightened Universe by Cristobal Gabarron

Oct 21, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations, a monumental art installation entitled Enlightened Universe will be unveiled on Saturday, 24 October, at 4:30 p.m. at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.  The installation — created by Spanish artist Cristóbal Gabarrón — is presented by The Gabarron Foundation in partnership with the United Nations. The commemorative work of art depicts 70 life-size figures joined in hand around a central globe, creating a human chain of global citizenship, respect for nature and shared responsibility.  The sphere measures 6,371 millimetres in diameter to correspond to the Earth’s average radius of 6,371 kilometres.  The 70 figures [Read More]

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