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Mayor Adams Announces City Hall, Municipal Buildings to be Lit Blue and White to Honor Israeli Independence Day

May 14, 2024

New York – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that City Hall and several other municipal buildings will be lit in blue and white tonight in honor of Israeli Independence Day – also known as Yom Ha'atzmaut – marking the 76 th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

"Yom Ha'atzmaut is a time to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the State of Israel and the resilience of its people," said Mayor Adams. "It is a day to reflect on the values of democracy, freedom, and innovation that have guided Israel since its founding in 1948. As mayor of the city with the largest Jewish population on the globe outside of Israel, I am reminded everyday how important Israel has been an ally to America."

In addition to City Hall, the following city buildings and iconic New York City sites will be lit up blue and white tonight:

  • Bronx County Courthouse: 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • The David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building: 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007
  • Queens Borough Hall: 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
  • Staten Island Borough Hall: 10 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

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