Volume 80, Number 8 | July 22 - 28, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Do you think Puerto Rico should be the 51st state?

Villager photos by Cynthia Romero

“I think it would be a good thing. People there should benefit from whatever the government has to offer. They don’t have that, and of course they are going to be taxed now, but I think it would be worth it for them to have more opportunities.”

Rosemary Figueroa,
Lower East Side

“I’m actually really excited that Puerto Ricans are going to have the opportunity to be the 51st state because it’s just going to present them with more opportunities. Some of my family lives in Puerto Rico. I think for the most part, this is a good thing.”



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