Angie Martinez is having a field day with her new honor…
The 44-year-old Puerto Rican radio personality, former rapper and actress will now have a day dedicated to her in the Big Apple.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently held a press conference to present the 105.1 radio host, known as “The Voice of New York,” with a City Proclamation, where he announced that November 19 would be recognized as “Angie Martinez Day” in Manhattan.
The announcement comes in light of Puerto Rican Heritage Month.
The mayor recognized Martinez as a proud spokesperson for her fellow puertorriqueños and also called her an “icon” in the world of entertainment and hip-hop, according to Huffington Post.
“She really has become an icon, a virtuous icon,” de Blasio said. “An icon that makes people very proud. Makes us proud as New Yorkers, makes the entire Latino community proud and particularly makes the Puerto Rican community proud.”
The mayor also took to Twitter to express his excitement for Martinez, writing “NYC wouldn’t be NYC w/o our puertorriqueños! Pleasure to be with @angiemartinez @mmviverito tonight in celebration.”
Martinez’s afternoon radio show has consistently been ranked No. 1 with more young listeners than any other radio program in the country. She’s also released two albums and appeared in films like Blood is Thicker Than Water and Paper Soldiers.