The Ukrainian ambassador to the United States called it an “extremely symbolic” event.
By the Independence Day of Ukraine , the procedure for renaming the intersection in the Brighton Beach area, which is considered the “most Russian” area of New York, to Ukrainian Way was completed.
This was reported by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova.
“Everyone can contribute to our fight for independence and every contribution counts!” she wrote.
The Ambassador spoke about an “extremely symbolic” event that took place on Ukraine’s Independence Day.
Today, the intersection of Brighton Beach Avenue and Coney Island Avenue (this microdistrict of Brooklyn is also called “Little Odessa”) was finally renamed Ukrainian Way (Ukrainian Way).
“Our entire tireless community is very grateful to you for not only generating this idea, but also bringing it to full implementation!” Markarova wrote.
Recall that since the mid-1970s, the Brighton Beach area has become known as a place of compact residence of Russian-speaking migrants from the countries of the former USSR. There are numerous shops, cafes and restaurants with Russian goods and dishes, educational centers, Russian-language media, and the like. In guidebooks, the area is also called “the land of dumplings, nesting dolls and vodka” because of the large number of Soviet emigrants.
On July 14, the New York City Council approved a bill to rename Brighton Beach Avenue and Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn to the Ukrainian Way.