“This area was quite a mess with garbage strewn all along the curb and sidewalk,” said Broad Channel Civic Association President Dan Mundy, Jr. at a press event last week.
Councilman Eric Ulrich was joined by The Doe Fund Founder and President George McDonald, Sanitation Community Liaison Julian Sepulveda, Community Board 14 Chairman Jonathan Gaska, and Mundy, to talk about the ongoing efforts to cleanup the stretch of road that cuts through the heart of the neighborhood.
Ulrich partnered with The Doe Fund, which provide shelter and jobs to formerly homeless men, to clean Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel over a four-week span beginning in early April.
At the time of the press conference, workers had collected roughly 100 bags of garage.
"Since Hurricane Sandy, The Doe Fund's 'men in blue' have stood proudly with the residents of Broad Channel,” said McDonald. “We won't let anything stand in the way of this incredibly resilient community, certainly not a quality-of-life issue like what we've seen on Cross Bay Boulevard.”
After the bags of trash were collected, workers from the Department of Sanitation stepped in and picked up the bags
“Every day the Department of Sanitation strives to keep New York City clean,” said Garcia. “This type of partnership with Sanitation helps us reach our common goal of clean streets and neighborhoods. Moreover, residents take pride and are engaged in keeping their community clean.”
The partnership between the city and The Doe Fund has improved the aesthetic appeal of Broad Channel.
“On behalf of my constituents, I want to thank The Doe Fund for once again stepping up and helping to clean Cross Bay Boulevard,” said Ulrich.