Transcript: Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Joins NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez to Announce Expanded ‘Summer Streets’ Program

East Harlem, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs joined New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, City Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, and other partners to announce the historic expansion of the ‘Summer Streets’ program to East Harlem. Below is the transcript of his remarks:

Thank you for having me today for this exciting announcement. Our streets are one of the greatest gifts of living in the greatest city on Earth. All New Yorkers should be able to enjoy them regardless of zip code, which is why I am so appreciative that Mayor Adams and Commissioner Rodriguez have expanded Summer Streets to East Harlem.

I feel like all of 2022 we have been celebrating firsts. This year has had many — for City Hall, for me, and for our community. I know my family and I will be thrilled to take part in one of the most fun-filled firsts yet. I encourage my neighbors to join me to take advantage of our Summer Streets, including the arts, culture, entertainment, and exercise that come with them.