Closing Bell: Street Cleaning Initiative Expands Within Long Island City

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Earlier today, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer announced the expansion of a street cleaning initiative which has popped up in a number of Queens neighborhoods. More areas of Long Island City will now be included in the initiative, particularly the neighborhood of Dutch Kills. The city works with The Doe Fund, who helps formerly homeless and incarcerated individuals find jobs, to clean streets. And since taking office, Council Member Van Bramer allocated over $230,000 for this partnership to take on the streets of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside.

Earlier this month LIC Post reported that Council Member Van Bramer allocated $34,000 of last year’s budget to hire two workers from the Doe Fund to help clean the streets of LIC. For 2015, he secured another $70,000 to expand the work to Dutch Kills. He promised that crews will pay special attention to 36th Avenue.

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