Photo Courtesy of Ulrich’s Office
Dozens of volunteers turned out last weekend to lend a hand and clean beautify their community.
By Michael V. Cusenza
On Saturday, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) hosted a spring community clean-up in partnership with the City Department of Sanitation. Joined by members of his staff, the Queens Explorers, Auxiliary officers from the 106th Precinct and community leaders, the initiative targeted trash- and graffiti-prone areas in Ozone Park and Centreville. The materials for the clean-up efforts were provided by DSNY.
Volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon cleaning up trash and painting over graffiti across some of the most problematic locations in the district, including Liberty Avenue; 101st Avenue; 114th Place and North Conduit Avenue; as well Centreville Street and Huron Street. The clean-up was a major success, with dozens of garbage bags filled with litter removed from the streets; and several graffiti hotspots painted over.
“I want to thank my staff, the 106th Precinct, the Queens Explorers, Joann Ariola – and all our volunteers – for coming out on Saturday to help clean-up our community,” Ulrich said. “I am proud of all that we were able to accomplish this weekend. Our streets look noticeably cleaner thanks to the hard work of our volunteers.”
“I look forward to hosting another one of these clean-up events in the near future,” the Councilman added. “Our office will be looking for more volunteers to help us with future projects, and I hope our neighbors will consider giving a couple hours of their time on the weekend to make a difference. We want to keep our communities clean and have a good quality of life, but that only happens when everybody works together.”
“The 106th Precinct and the Queens Explorers were proud to partner with Councilman Ulrich’s office to help out at Saturday’s spring clean clean-up. Addressing graffiti and litter is an important quality of life issue that truly makes a difference in our communities,” said Det. Brenda Reddick at the 106th Precinct. “I’d like to thank Councilman Eric Ulrich for organizing this initiative; and all of our volunteers for their hard work to keep our streets clean.”
“Quality of life issues, such as graffiti, is one of the biggest concerns of our residents. We won’t stand by idly – we will continue to paint over graffiti no matter how many times we need to,” said community activist Joann Ariola. “Thank you, Council Member Ulrich, for always addressing the problems that are of the highest importance to your constituents.”