NYC Launches New Program to Keep Streets Clean

NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) -
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announces CleaNYC, a boosted effort to keep the city clean, during a visit to a sanitation garage in Manhattan. (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announces CleaNYC, a boosted effort to keep the city clean, during a visit to a sanitation garage in Manhattan. (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio is unveiling a new program to keep the city’s streets cleaner.

The program will step up anti-graffiti efforts, increase power-washing of sidewalks in busy commercial areas such as Boro Park’s Church Avenue, and bolster anti-litter efforts along the city’s highways and on ramps. The $6.7 million plan, dubbed CleaNYC, will increase the frequency of public trash collections on Sundays and holidays.

“New Yorkers want to see clean streets, sidewalks and public spaces,” de Blasio said, “and they deserve no less.”