Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the first ever “Bronx Eating Contest,” featuring empanadas from Havana Cafe in Throggs Neck, at the annual “New York Salutes America” fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach on Thursday, June 25, 2015. The event, which is co-sponsored by State Senator Jeff Klein, kicks off the city’s week-long celebration of America’s independence.–photo by Robert Benimoff.