Friday, January 13, 2012


Mariano Rivera mentioned in first sentence of NY Mayor Bloomberg's 2012 State of the City speech (after thank-yous)

1/12/12, "Mayor Bloomberg’s State of City Speech," Wall St. Journal blogs

"The prepared text of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2012 State of the City, delivered Thursday at Morris High School in the Bronx.

Thank you. Mayors Koch and Dinkins, Speaker Quinn and Minority Leader Oddo, Public Advocate De Blasio, Comptroller Liu, Borough Presidents, District Attorneys, members of the City Council and State Legislature, my fellow New Yorkers – it’s great to be in the Bronx.

This is the birthplace of legends like Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the workplace of legends

And it’s also the home of future superstars like every member of The Celia Cruz High School Latin Band, the PS 32 Chorus and the Keltic Dreams Irish Dancers. Weren’t they fantastic?

In a city that is the ‘Capital of Innovation’ – this one borough has given us some of the world’s great authors, artists and architects, not to mention the pioneers of hip-hop and salsa....

“It’s an honor to be introduced by a teacher like Ishmael Kamara, what an inspirational story, and by Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., who we’ve been glad to work with on so many projects. And it’s a pleasure to be here at Gouverneur Morris High School Campus.

In case you don’t recall Senator Gouverneur Morris from American history class, he was a Founding Father from this section of the Bronx – hence ‘Morrisania’ – and he’s credited with drafting much of the U.S. Constitution, including the phrase that still defines the spirit of our great nation: We the people."...

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