Queens leaders celebrate street co-naming of Little Bangladesh Avenue in Jamaica


Queens elected officials, community leaders and hundreds of residents in Jamaica were gathered for a street co-naming ceremony on Monday, Feb. 21, recognizing the intersection of Homelawn Street and Hillside Avenue as Little Bangladesh Avenue, paying homage to the many contributions of the Bangladeshi community in the borough.

The event coincided with International Mother Language Day, a holiday dedicated to linguistic and cultural diversity. The holiday is widely known as the anniversary of the day when the people of Bangladesh fought for recognition of the Bangla language. It is now celebrated worldwide.