Bronxites Toast Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera

Dr. Cary Goodman, 161st BID executive director, made sure everyone’s cup was filled with apple cider.
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The 161st Street Business Improvement District raised a cup to toast Yankee legend Mariano Rivera in honor of his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, January 23. The public toast occurred underneath the Rivera Avenue sign at the intersection of East 161st Street and Rivera Avenue outside of Yankee Stadium. Local elected officials’ representatives presented citations honoring ‘The Sandman’ for his humanitarianism and contribution to education in his native Panama and New York.

Local children eagerly celebrated Rivera’s incredible accomplishment.
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Yankees representative Joe Kalar (l) and Congressman Jose Serrano’s representative Felix Garcia read the City Council Citation signed by Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson.
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Rivera Avenue stood proudly as part of Yankees’ history.
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The parade concluded with everyone admiring the lifelike Mariano Rivera mural created by artist Andre Trenier.
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Highbridge Advisory Council students and teachers marched in a mini-parade from Yankee Stadium to Mariano Rivera’s mural.
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