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06 May

NYC Mayor on Pearl Percussion

You could say that he just wants to bang on the drum all day! New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg launched "Nine in '09" - a new initiative that encourages residents to explore nine highlighted, culturally-diverse neighborhoods across the five boroughs with distinct cultural, retail, dining and entertainment offerings. The campaign was launched at FB Lounge in El Barrio/East Harlem, one of the nine highlighted neighborhoods with entertainment provided by a local Latin group featuring Pearl Percussionist Bobby Allende. After the presentation, Mayor Bloomberg joined Bobby on his signature series congas and showed that he's a true renaissance man.

"In today's troubled economic climate, many New Yorkers feel that they have to postpone vacation plans and stay home this summer," said Mayor Bloomberg. "The 'Nine in '09' campaign reminds us of the wonderful mix of cultures and diversity that can be found across the five boroughs. From Little Ireland in the Bronx to Little Sri Lanka in Staten Island, New York City's neighborhoods offer more sights, sounds and tastes than any place in the world."