PHOTOS | The Bronx Walk of Fame brings out the borough’s best and brightest

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Popular R&B group SWV members Cheryl (Coko) Gamble and Leanne (Lelee) Lyons are honored with their own signs at the Bronx Walk Of Fame ceremony. Attendee of the event’s luncheon Candace Vaughn was proud of her aunt Coco, saying, “I’m just so proud of her and I’m so happy that the Bronx finally acknowledges that someone from the [community] who’s made strides in the industry.”
Photo Pamela Rozon
“It is just an honor just beyond measure,” says 1010 WINS reporter Juliet Papa at the Bronx Walk Of Fame ceremony on Saturday. Papa said she was raised in the community, near where her sign now stands. The Bronx Walk of Fame is a 23-block corridor along the Grand Concourse. Photo Pamela Rozon
Braving rainy skies, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” Sunny Hostin pulls the rope unveiling her sign on the Bronx Walk of Fame Saturday. Hostin expressed her connection to the borough to ceremony onlookers saying the borough is the reason for her resilience and success. “This day tells little kids from the Bronx that they have character, they have value, and that any dream can come true,” she said. Photo Pamela Rozon
Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson and the Bronx Tourism Council celebrated the 2023 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees on Saturday, May 20. The council has honored successful community members with street signs since 1977. Sulma Arzu-Brown, the executive director of the Bronx Tourism Council, says celebrating Bronx native artists is the goal of the ceremony. Photo Pamela Rozon
This year’s Bronx Walk Of Fame ceremony had its first-ever “People’s Choice Award in Education.” The award’s winner, Community School 55 Principal Luis Torres said, “We need to make sure that every year we honor an educator.” Photo Pamela Rozon
God-Is Rivera, vice president for marketing at Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, is celebrated for her contributions to the Bronx at the Bronx Walk of Fame ceremony. “I believe that what marks their success is because they never left home in their heart, mind and soul,” said Sulma Aizu-Brown, of the Bronx Tourism Council. “We put their names on the Bronx Walk of Fame, which is something incredibly beautiful, because it leaves a legacy for their families to follow and for generations to know and understand that great things come from this borough.” Photo Pamela Rozon

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