One community is celebrating a new addition to the Jackson Heights neighborhood that honors their native country.
Council Member Costa Constantinides joined New Yorker’s from Nepal for a co-naming ceremony at the intersection at 75th Street and 31st Avenue on Saturday.
That area will now be known as “Mount Everest Way”.
The co-naming was approved by the City Council back in December.
Thousands of New Yorkers with ties to Nepal traveled from all five boroughs to celebrate the occasion.
“We’ve been here for a while now and lots of respectful people live around here so I'm happy they’re doing it now, like later but like it’s finally happening,” said Lochana Subedi, a native of Nepal.
The city estimates that there are about 10,000 people from Nepal living in the 5 boroughs.