New York has historically been a point of entry for many immigrants who come to the United States in search of new opportunities. The American flag becomes a symbol of hope and belonging to a new nation, so it is common for immigrants and their descendants to show their appreciation and connection to the country by displaying the flag.
It is possible that some people have a negative or problematic view of the Spanish flag due to historical events, political disputes, or associations with certain movements or ideologies. These perceptions can influence how the use of the flag is seen or interpreted in certain contexts or by certain groups.
On the other hand, the American flag, known as the «Lone Star» or «Stars and Stripes,» also has its own history and symbolism. It is internationally recognized as a symbol of the United States and is associated with values such as freedom, democracy, and patriotism. Its use and display are generally well accepted both domestically and internationally.