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Powerwashing program coming to Third Avenue, says Bay Ridge pol

Talk about clean streets.

Councilmember Justin Brannan on Thursday, May 10 announced that the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has expanded the CleaNYC powerwashing initiative to include Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue.

CleaNYC was first started by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2016 as an expansion to the city’s successful anti-graffiti program via power-washing in heavily trafficked corridors throughout the five boroughs.

It was brought to 18th Avenue starting May 1.

“One of my top priorities will always be keeping our neighborhoods clean,” said Brannan. “Third Avenue is a busy commercial stretch that can use the extra attention so when the CleaNYC became available, I was all for bringing it to 86th Street near 18th Avenue and now Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. Something as simple as clean sidewalks help build welcoming, vibrant communities and business districts, ultimately helps our neighborhood put its best foot forward.”

The powerwashing will be done at night, he said, to minimize inconveniences to local businesses and residents.

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