August 24, 2022 | Brooklyn, New York: A street in “Little Russia” neighborhood in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn was co-named Ukrainian Way today, in celebration of Ukraine Independence Day.
“There are 150,000 Ukrainian Americans who live in NYC, most of them are concentrated here in Brighton Beach.” Inna Vernikov spoke at Ukrainian Way street co-naming in Brighton Beach “I’m proud that the American people have expressed bipartisan support for the victims of war in Ukraine”
At the ceremony, groups of supporters and children held signs while wearing traditional Ukrainian colors, as they welcomed the co-naming of the avenues.
“They said the reason the holocaust happened was, people who should have shouted were silent. We come here today and say just the opposite to Russia, you can’t get away with it, we’re not going to be silent, we’re going to shout.”Rabbi spoke at Ukrainian Way street co-naming
Brighton Beach & Coney Island Avenues run through an area of mostly Russian-speaking immigrants in Brooklyn. During the unveiling of the street co-naming the crowd gathered burst into cheers.
The co-naming ceremony started at 10am on Wednesday August 24th near the NE corner of Brighton Neach Avenue & Coney Island Avenue in front of the Russian eatery, Cafe Max.
Video by Oliya Scootercaster (FreedomNewsTV)