U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Honored

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned to her Bronx roots recently to be honored at the Bronx Terminal Market shopping center.
Joined Sept. 8 by eighth-grade students from I.S. 303 Leadership and Community Service School in Morris Heights and Related Companies officials, Sotomayor unveiled a bronze statue of her at the market, just across from Yankee Stadium.
Saying it was “always so heartwarming” to return to the Bronx, she noted “I love the Bronx., I love my community.”.
 First nominated to the nation’s highest court by President Obama in 2009, Justice Sotomayor was born and raised at the Bronxdale Houses, re-named after her in 2010, and graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School as valedictorian.
 Bronx Terminal Market and Related Companies commissioned the bust sculpture from renowned artists Gillie and Marc.
“As the first Hispanic-American Supreme Court Justice, Justice Sotomayor is the very definition of a trailblazer whose impact on the Bronx and beyond is profound,” said Glenn Goldstein, President of Related Retail. He called the bust “a lasting tribute to her tremendous accomplishments.”
The Bronx Terminal Market shopping and dining center, built on a sprawling 17-acre site, dates back to 1935 when it was a bustling center for wholesale fruits and vegetables.
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