On Friday May 20, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer celebrated Haitian Flag Day at his office in the Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan with a breakfast which was well attended by key Haitian American stakeholders and community leaders from all across the City. Those present included Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, Camille Joseph, Deputy Comptroller for Public Affairs and Rose Pierre-Louis, who served as Manhattan Deputy Borough President during the Comptroller’s tenure as Borough President.
“Haitian Flag Day gives all New Yorkers an opportunity to learn about and appreciate Haitian history. For decades, the Haitian-American community has put down roots, raised families, started businesses and become vital parts of our civic, economic and cultural fabric. Here in New York City, diversity is more than just a buzzword – it’s the source of our greatness, and the Haitian-American community continues to strengthen that foundation.”