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New York street has been co-named ‘Punjab Avenue’

A street was named ‘Punjabi Avenue’ to celebrate the contribution of the South Asian community in Queens in the US.

The Avenues between 111th and 123rd—which was nicknamed “Little Punjab” as businesses run by Punjabis and the presence of two gurdwaras—has now been co-named Punjab Avenue.

A viral tweet shows the residents of the area holding a board, that reads “Punjab Av”.

According to a CBS New York report, the initiative was a joint effort by several South Asian groups and City Council Member Adrienne Adams.

“This community has been underserved, not really recognized,” Adams told the news website.

“Invisible, which is a travesty, knowing everything that all of our community brings to this wonderful district.”

A video of the board was also shared along with a witty caption that read, “Move over 5th Avenue, Manhattan. Queens now has….’Punjab Avenue’”.

The move was also to acknowledge the community, which, according to Adams, has helped build and shape Richmond Hill for 50 years, the news website reported.