Mayor Bill de Blasio had a turban tied for solidarity on Sunday.
The atmosphere outside the Gurdwara, the Sikh Cultural Society Inc. in Richmond Hill, Queens was one of unbridled excitement on Sunday, Aug. 29. Those attending the house of worship that afternoon eagerly awaited a ceremony that has not been performed in 30 years.
David Dinkins was the last New York City mayor to have had a turban fastened to his head all the way back in 1992. According to Harpreet Singh Toor, chairman of public policy and external affairs for the Sikh Cultural Society, the process which sees the head of the city wrapped in cloth is both a gesture of gratitude and a symbol of tolerance.