BROOKLYN, NY – SEP 1: Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio led over 1,000,000 revelers in Brooklyn’s Carnival parade. Overall, the Labor Day Weekend of carnival events were peaceful. Thousands of visitors from Canada and other states came to Brooklyn for the annual event which originated in Harlem, NY in the 1940s.
With New York State primary scheduled for September 9, the carnival was the perfect place for people seeking public office and those seeking re-election such as Governor Cuomo.
This year the WIADCA attempted to charge the small Caribbean-American media houses to cover the carnival.