Councilmember Mark Treyger has allocated $153,000 for funding through the City Council’s Cleanup NYC initiative in an effort to help major commercial corridors throughout the 47th Council District become tidier this year.
The funding will go towards four-day-a-week cleaning along along 86th Street from 18th to 26th Avenue; 18th Avenue from 68th to 86th Street; Kings Highway from McDonald Avenue to Ocean Parkway; Avenue U from Stillwell Avenue to Ocean Parkway; Avenue X from Stillwell Avenue to Ocean Parkway; and Mermaid Avenue from Stillwell Avenue to West 31st Street.
“Keeping these streets clean is integral for our local economy to thrive,” said Treyger, the co-chairperson of the City Council Brooklyn delegation. “Our residents shouldn’t have to navigate their way around refuse while trying to conduct their shopping or business, and our small business owners who have invested their time, energy and savings into their enterprises should not have to lose business because the sidewalks outside are filthy.”
Through this new funding, cleaning will be expanded alongside six of the district’s busiest stretches.
“Ensuring that our community’s commercial corridors are clean, inviting places for residents and local business owners alike is a major priority,” said Treyger.
Additionally, Treyger said, if residents need assistance with electronic waste removal, they can contact his district office at 718-307-7151. Constituents are also being encouraged to call and report any unsightly graffiti or sidewalks which need power washing.
“These streets may be busy, but that is no reason they shouldn’t also be clean,” Treyger said. “I am proud to provide these cleaning services as part of the City Council’s outstanding Cleanup NYC initiative.”