February 8, 2016

Statement from Speaker Heastie Commemorating Lunar New Year

New York is home to the largest population of Asian-Americans in the nation and our state is fortunate to be enriched by the unique beauty and history of Asian culture. Today, as thousands of New Yorkers joined with friends and family to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Assembly passed a resolution honoring the many contributions of our vibrant Asian-American community. In that spirit, I wish all of our Asian-American New Yorkers a day of joy-filled celebration and I hope the year of the monkey will be one of happiness and prosperity.