Cleanliness Program Coming to Boro Park

BROOKLYN -
(L-R:) CB Chairman Yidel Perlstein, Assemblyman James Brennan, Councilman David Greenfield, Commissioner John Doherty, Sen. Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Dov Hikind in front of Greenfield’s office Thursday.(Office of Councilman David Greenfield)
(L-R:) CB Chairman Yidel Perlstein, Assemblyman James Brennan, Councilman David Greenfield, Commissioner John Doherty, Sen. Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Dov Hikind in front of Greenfield’s office Thursday.(Office of Councilman David Greenfield)

A New York City initiative to educate businesses and homeowners on cleanliness will be starting in Boro Park shortly, the city’s sanitation commissioner announced Thursday.

At a press conference called by Councilman David Greenfield in front of his Boro Park office, John Doherty said that the effort aims to reduce the amount of trash on the streets, sidewalks and private property by educating people about the laws they must follow to avoid fines.

“The bottom line is that a cleaner community means a better quality of life for residents and fewer tickets for local business and homeowners,” Greenfield said in a statement following the event.

Greenfield noted that Boro Park is “the fastest-growing community with the most kids, so it is a challenge to keep the neighborhood free of trash. However, I’m confident that if everyone does their part, we can build on our successes and make Boro Park even cleaner.”

The program will include distributing literature explaining the guidelines for trash and recycling collection. There is also discussion of cameras to catch people illegally dumping trash.

Also attending the conference were State Sen. Simcha Felder, Assemblymen Dov Hikind and James Brennan, and Yidel Perlstein, chairman of Community Board 12.