Photo Credit: Antonio Reynoso
BROOKLYN, NY (April 25, 2022) – Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso celebrated his inauguration with hundreds of constituents, supporters, family, friends, mentors, and Federal, State, and City elected officials. As the first Latino to be elected to this office, Borough President Reynoso also celebrated Brooklyn’s rich diversity through cultural performances, including Nieves Latin Dance Studio, based in Williamsburg, and the West Indian American Day Carnival Association from Crown Heights.
“It’s an honor of a lifetime to not only serve as the Borough President for the greatest place in the world, Brooklyn, but also to bear the responsibility of its future,” said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. “There is work to do in order to preserve Brooklyn’s culture and heritage, make it a safer, more livable place to raise families, and allow individuals to reach their definition of the American dream, but I’m confident that the team we’ve built will accomplish this and much more. Thank you to everyone who’s supported me and who will continue to fight with us for a stronger Brooklyn.”
The ceremony featured remarks from a long list of supporters, mentors, and colleagues, including former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, NY Attorney General Letitia James, NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, NYS Director of Operations Kathryn Garcia, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez.
Elected as the first Latino Brooklyn Borough President, Antonio Reynoso is a native Brooklynite, born and raised in the Southside of Williamsburg, Los Sures, to parents who emigrated from the Dominican Republic.
Borough President Reynoso previously served two terms as City Council Representative for Council District 34, representing portions of Bushwick and Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, Queens.
As a member of the City Council, Reynoso demonstrated his commitment to advocating for the residents he represented, and the thousands more throughout the city with similar needs. He focused his energy on improving the city’s waste-management system, public safety reform, tenants’ rights, transportation, and land-use where he took the lead in advocating for comprehensive planning.
Experiencing and witnessing injustices in multiple facets of everyday life, he has dedicated his career to advocating for bold, progressive legislation citywide that improves the lives of his family, friends, neighbors, and constituents.
Now, Reynoso is serving Brooklyn to make the borough the progressive capital of the world by building on his extensive record in the City Council. Reynoso’s twin guiding principles throughout his life, have always been the concepts of justice and equity, and he has vowed to fight each and every day to give all Brooklynites the opportunity to thrive and succeed.
To view photos of the event, visit the official Brooklyn Borough President Flickr page; more photos to come.