Swizz Beatz Among Honorees for Bronx Walk of Fame

By Eddie Small on May 6, 2014 2:45pm 

 Councilman Andy King, Swizz Beatz, Ruben Diaz, Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene and David Zayas (L-R) come together to celebrate Bronx Week.
Councilman Andy King, Swizz Beatz, Ruben Diaz, Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene and David Zayas (L-R) come together to celebrate Bronx Week.
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Robert Benimoff/Bronx Borough President's Office

BRONX — Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz and actor David Zayas, who starred in the hit TV show "Dexter" were among a handful of people selected to be part of the Bronx Walk of Fame, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced.

The new inductees — all Bronx natives — kicked off Bronx Week 2014, which coincides with the borough's 100th anniversary.

Also among the inductees, announced at the event at he Gun Hill Brewery on Laconia Avenue, are television actress Rachel Ticotin, New York Jets offensive lineman William Colon III and Tony-award winner Priscilla Lopez.

“2014 is our county’s centennial, and I can think of no better way to celebrate the best of our borough than by welcoming home these five individuals, who have made a major impact in their respective fields, back to where it all began, right here in The Bronx,” Diaz said in a statement.

Bronx Tourism Council Executive Director Olga Luz Tirado said in a statement that they have several events lined up for the centennial celebration and that Bronx Week is "just the beginning."

Bronx Week will run from Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, May 18.

Events include the 16th Annual Bankers Breakfast on Friday, May 9, the Bronx Food and Farm Tour on Saturday, May 10 and an Old Yankee Stadium Walking Tour on Saturday, May 17.

The five new members of the Bronx Walk of Fame will be inducted at 11 a.m. on May 18 on the steps of the Bronx County Building at the intersection of Grand Concourse and East 161st Street.

Street signs will be added to the Concourse for each.

A full listing of events for Bronx Week 2014 can be seen here.

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