Mayor Adams Announces Cty Hall Other Buildings Will Be Lit Blue And Yellow

February 24, 2023

 New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced today that City Hall and other municipal buildings will be lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

Blue and yellow, tonight to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“New York City is home to the largest Ukrainian population in the United States, and we are proud to stand in solidarity with our Ukrainian neighbors,” said Mayor Adams. “Today, even one year later, we are sending a clear message that New Yorkers will always support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine as they continue to suffer as a result of President Putin’s tyranny. Ukrainians here and everywhere should know that we will continue to stand with them.”

“As a Ukrainian New Yorker and a member of the administration, I am grateful to Mayor Eric Adams for his bold leadership and support to our community in New York City and Ukraine,” said  Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Commissioner Edward Mermelstein. “The lighting of New York City municipal buildings is a strong symbol of our continued support as the effects of this unjust war against Ukraine continue to be felt globally. The return to peace is imperative so the people of Ukraine can rebuild their lives.”

“Since the very beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, the city has shown its commitment to the Ukrainian community in New York City by mobilizing a $2 million response effort to support families impacted,” said Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Manuel Castro. “Today, we reaffirm that commitment, as thousands have been served through our Ukrainian Response Initiative.”

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“Marking today one year since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, we are grateful to all international partners who stand side by side with Ukraine, and I would like to particularly thank the New York City government for the effective collaboration our Consulate General enjoyed throughout the year, including in all our contacts with the Mayor’s Office,” said Consul General of Ukraine in New York Oleksii Holubov. “The decision taken by Mayor Adams to light today significant municipal buildings, as well as City Hall in the colors of the national flag of Ukraine serves as yet another symbol of solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainians. At this crucial stage of the war, the Consulate General of Ukraine is looking forward to strengthening teamwork with the city to redouble critically needed support for our country and Ukrainian New Yorkers.”

In addition to City Hall, the following city buildings will be lit up starting tonight at sundown:

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


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