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On Saturday, October 17th, El Museo del Barrio will hold an open house celebrating its 40th Anniversary. In recognition of the museum's achievements and continuing contributions to New York's Latino community, Congressman Serrano will submit a statement for the record in the House to honor El Museo.
On the Eve of the World Series, Congressman Serrano, Tim Holden (D-PA) and Robert Brady (D-PA) announced the details of their high-stakes, winner-take-all wager on the 2009 Yankees/Phillies World Series. Local food products form the tangible prize, but the bragging rights are the real takeaway. If the Phillies win, Serrano will give Holden and Brady a coveted gift basket from Mike’s Deli on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Meanwhile, Holden agreed to provide cheesesteaks for Serrano if the Yankees come out on top. Brady says he will kick in South Philly cheesesteaks as well but he will up the ante by adding, soft pretzels and Tastykakes for his colleagues and their staffers.
Today, Congressman Serrano introduced into the Congressional Record a statement celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the Bronx Zoo, which originally opened its gates on November 8, 1899. The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the country, bringing in four million visitors a year to see 600 different species of animals. In his statement Serrano noted the importance of the Zoo to the Bronx, saying, "In addition to being a cultural staple and headquarters for an international conservation organization, it is an economic cornerstone in the Bronx."