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Local Love for LITTLE CARIBBEAN

“I’m proud to be a longtime supporter of the Little Caribbean, and I’m even prouder that this designation is coming to fruition. Brooklyn is the epicenter of the Caribbean Diaspora, and this branding promises to have an incalculable value on the economic development and cultural pride of Flatbush and East Flatbush.”
—Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

“This official designation will help build on this success of the eclectic and varied cultural diversity of New York and Brooklyn in particular, and allow for further promotion of our borough. The Caribbean culture is significant to Brooklyn’s local economy, as many of its residents and local businesses are owned and operated by those of a Caribbean pedigree, and this designation of the “Little Caribbean” will help create jobs and attracts tourists. Promotion of this designation benefits not only the borough, but the New York City region and entire state.”
—Honorable Jaime Williams, New York State Assembly

"The core of Brooklyn's Caribbean community starts at Flatbush Junction."
—Kenneth Mbonu, Executive Director Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID

“Sharing our culture and traditions are crucial to keeping Caribbean culture alive, and Little Caribbean is greatly helping to do just that.”
—Allan’s Bakery, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

“The formal naming of Little Caribbean is a crucial marker in a rapidly changing Brooklyn. It’s an acknowledgment and celebration of the longtime cultural contributions of Caribbean community members to our borough and the city, as well as an invitation for newer community members to get to know the rich cultural heritage of their neighborhoods.”
—LAUREN A ZELAYA, Brooklyn Museum