"Thanksgiving provides a special opportunity to gather with friends and family, express appreciation for all we are grateful for and find ways to give back to our neighbors.
"This year, I am especially thankful for New Yorkers, who time and time again step up to help others in need and stand united in the face of hatred and division. That's what makes New York New York, and that's what we should all be thankful for.
"Just as the Statue of Liberty will always hold her torch of freedom and diversity in our harbor, all are welcome at the table of the family of New York.
"From my family to yours, I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving."