A Street of New York is called after José Sucuzhañay

On Monday, at the Blue Hall of the New York City Council, the first municipal official, Michael Bloomberg, signed a decree authorizing a street in Brooklyn to bear the name of Ecuadorian immigrant José Sucuzhañay, a victim of racial hatred on December 8, 2008. The corner of Bushwick Avenue and Kossuth Place will be named after our compatriot who was attacked without provocation by two African-American subjects. The tribute to Sucuzhañay was managed by the community organization Alianza Ecuatoriana Internacional, who obtained the approval of the corporation and then the signing of the decree by Mayor Bloomberg who invited the victim’s family and members of the Alliance to the event.


Calle de New York se llama Jose Sucuzhanay

El lunes, en el Salón Azul de la alcadía de Nueva York, el primer personero municipal, Michael Bloomberg, firmó el decreto que autoriza que una calle de Brooklyn lleve el nombre del inmigrante ecuatoriano José Sucuzhañay, víctima por odio racial el 8 de diciembre de 2008. La esquina de la avenida Bushwick y Kossuth Place será la que lleve el nombre de nuestro compatriota quien fue atacado sin que medie provocación alguna por dos sujetos afroamericanos. El homenaje a Sucuzhañay fue gestionado por la organización comunitaria Alianza Ecuatoriana Internacional, quienes lograron la aprobación de la corporación y luego la firma del decreto por el alcalde Bloomberg quien invitó al acto a la familia de la víctima y a miembros de la Alianza.




He taught me everything I know about the business of Real State


My History

In all this time, I have experienced successes and failures. What was my biggest obstacle in my Real State Agent career? How did overcom them?

First, I distinguish what is and is not important in the benefit of Real State, overcome it through, effort and study but above all based of practice. In order to be successful there are 3 key factors: Training, Patience and Discipline.

People in the business tend to give up very easily, many times victims of marketing and others due to a real lack of commitment to a speciality. For this career they have to be ready for new challenges and changes.

A little advice to those who decide to start a career in the real state world and to make it part of their life.

Never forget this formula: Discipline, Constancy and Honesty. These will always be the main objective to excel in this career.

Afterwords, the market will be generous and will give you important lessons, but never forget to keep your feet on the ground.

I got over it

“I suffered for my brother,” Romel said with a sad face, “it was two years of fighting with myself. I got up. I became strong”. Romel reported that the hate crime he was the victim of motivated him to join the NYPD. He’s been working for two years at Bushwick, Brooklyn’s 83rd Barracks as an auxiliary cop. “Honor, respect, and discipline is a philosophy that I made a part of my life. When I wear the uniform I know that my duty is to all communities”. With his gaze fixed on his badge, Romel recalled that it was officers from Barracks 83 who helped him when the attack occurred. He said that early that morning he called a close friend who translated his statement. “I couldn’t express myself in English and I felt helpless. Now as a peace officer I try to give a helping hand. I want to help”. He pointed out that his goal in joining the police is to be part of the fight to strengthen the link between the authorities and the community. Romel commented that it was a tough recovery process after the beatings he received. He was in physical and psychological therapy for more than two years. He indicated that for a few months he could not control his movements and that he spent sleepless nights due to panic attacks. “I understood that tears could not revive my brother, nor restore my health. It was very hard to heal. I did not allow myself to remain in a grave of bitterness anymore. I forgave and finally I am happy”. The Sucuzhañay family reopened the business that José started years before his death. It is a real estate office located in Brooklyn. The place is called “Open” in memory of Joseph. Romel explained that the name “speaks of love that is always open to tolerance, to the acceptance of others despite ethnic differences. It is to have the doors always open”.



“Sufrí por mi hermano”, expresó Romel con el rostro triste,“fueron dos años de pelear conmigo mismo. Me levanté. Me hice fuerte”.Romel relató que el crimen de odio del que fue víctima lo motivó a unirse a la Policía de Nueva York.
Hace dos años que colabora en el Cuartel 83 de Bushwick, Brooklyn como policía auxiliar.“El honor, el respeto y la disciplina es una filosofía que hice parte de mi vida. Cuando me pongo el uniforme sé que mi deber es con todas las comunidades”.  Con la mirada fija en su placa, Romel recordó que fueron oficiales del Cuartel 83 los que le ayudaron cuando ocurrió la agresión.
Comentó que esa madrugada llamó a una amiga cercana que tradujo su declaración.“No podía expresarme en inglés y me sentí impotente. Ahora como un oficial de la paz trato de dar una mano amiga. Quiero ayudar”. Apuntó que su objetivo al unirse a la Policía, es ser parte de la lucha por reforzar el vínculo entre las autoridades y la comunidad. Romel comentó que fue un duro proceso de recuperación luego de los golpes que recibió.
Estuvo en terapia física y psicológica por más de dos años. Indicó que durante algunos meses no pudo controlar sus movimientos y que pasó noches sin dormir debido a los ataques de pánico. “Entendí que las lágrimas no podrían revivir a mi hermano, ni devolverme la salud. Fue muy duro sanar. No me permití permanecer más en una tumba de rencor. Perdoné y finalmente soy feliz”.
La familia Sucuzhañay reabrió el negocio que José emprendió años antes de su muerte. Se trata de una oficina de bienes raíces ubicada en Brooklyn. El lugar se llama “Open” en memoria de José. Romel explicó que el nombre “habla del amor que siempre está abierto a la tolerancia, a la aceptación de los demás pese a las diferencias étnicas. Es tener las puertas siempre abiertas”.