September 21 is National New York Day, where we celebrate the state that gave us hip-hop, Broadway, the best bagels and (arguably) pizza in the nation, chicken and waffles, teddy bears, toilet paper, hot dogs, air conditioning, frozen hot chocolate, and so many other things.
And of course, there are endless notable people who emerged from the Empire State and made a huge difference around the world. On this special day, we would like to celebrate them in particular.
So we selected 15 Latinx celebs who were born in New York and proceeded to make it there, and then make it everywhere (shout out to Frank Sinatra and his iconic song “New York, New York”). These women and men have reached great heights in their selected careers in politics, music, acting, and sports.
Whether or not we are too native New Yorkers, we are proud Latinxs who are grateful for their achievements, accomplishments, and influence.