By: Raymond Guarini
The Italian Enclaves Historical Society is grateful for the open line of communication to Brooklyn’s Borough President, Eric Adams. Mr. Adams has always provided support to the large base of Italian Americans in Brooklyn, New York. When we reached out directly to Mr. Adams this morning to ask for his support of the Italian American and Catholic community here in NYC he was already on the case and mentioned that he was sending a letter to Chirlane McCray to address the will of New Yorkers whose vote for Mother Cabrini in the She Built NYC nomination overwhelmed the votes of other figures.
Mr. Adams was kind enough to send us a copy of the letter that was sent to Mayor De Blasio’s wife so that we could share with our readers being that Cabrini’s accomplishments were spread throughout the country in so many different cities and states. On behalf of the Italian American and Catholic community in Brooklyn, we thank Eric Adams for championing the patron saint of immigrants and showing his support for the will of New Yorkers as well as the democratic process by which the votes were achieved.