Celebrating the diversity of Staten Island: SIEDC unveils second round of international flags


STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Staten Island Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) unveiled seven new international banners promoting its International Boulevard program along a section of Father Capodanno Boulevard during a recent ceremony at The Vanderbilt.

The program is designed to celebrate and recognize the growing diversity of Staten Island with the addition of seven banners that represent the cultural heritage of the people of Staten Island.

The seven new international banners are located near the intersection of Father Capodanno Boulevard and Sand Lane in South Beach. The 2-foot by 4-foot banners are posted on NYC Department of Transportation light poles and will continue to be made available to the community.

“We are delighted that SIEDC continues to celebrate diversity with our International Boulevard Program,” said Cesar J. Claro, President and CEO of SIEDC. “We look forward to working with other communities and organizations in the second round. The aim is to line the entire boulevard with flags at the end. “

The flag of South Korea, donated by the Korean Community Development Center & Korean Association of Staten Island, was unveiled in a ceremony on October 27th. (Staten Island Advance / Jason Paderon) Jason Paderon

Local businesses and cultural organizations presented the banners at the ceremony with the aim of promoting the multicultural nature of Staten Island. SIEDC recognized the presenters associated with each banner, including:

  • Robert Moore – Ireland
  • Korean Community Development Center & Staten Island Korean Association – South Korea
  • Surriya Global Charities – Pakistan
  • Sons of Norway – Norway
  • Staten Island Islamic Center – Egypt, Algeria and Palestine

As part of the ongoing initiative, SIEDC plans to add additional banners that reflect the national and cultural backgrounds of the residents of Staten Island. The organization invites and encourages all cultural organizations and communities in the district to participate.

SIEDC celebrates the unveiling of the second round of the international flags

The Staten Island Economic Development Corp. unveiled seven new international banners along a section of Father Capodanno Boulevard during a public ceremony at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. (Staten Island Advance / Jason Paderon) Jason Paderon


SIEDC’s mission is to promote a thriving Staten Island economy by encouraging public and private investment and promoting the development of commercial and industrial property and projects in environmentally friendly ways, improving the quality of life and providing broad and diverse employment opportunities.


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