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KOO, FLUSHING BID ANNOUNCE NEW SANITATION WORKERS FOR FLUSHING
40 additional hours of cleaning services per week in Downtown Flushing
Flushing, NY – Council Member Peter Koo and the Flushing Business Improvement District today announced the addition of two new sanitation workers in downtown Flushing. The workers will join a BID crew of 9 other sanitation workers and will provide additional sanitation services for the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District, providing an additional 40 extra hours of cleaning services every week. Work will include emptying trash bins, sidewalk washing, removing cigarette butts, graffiti removal, and other sanitation services. This year, CM Koo secured $180,000 through NYC Council discretionary funding for staffing and other supplemental sanitation services 7 days a week in downtown Flushing.
CM Koo stated, “A cleaner Flushing takes a combination of manpower and a change in public behavior. From our sanitation workers to our residents, our businesses and visitors, the responsibility lies with all of us. I was proud to fund these extra sanitation workers for the Flushing BID, and I look forward to continuing our work to make downtown Flushing a cleaner environment for everyone who lives, works and visits here.”
Dian Yu, Executive Director of the Flushing BID, stated, “This initiative is a tough job requiring constant attention and wouldn’t be possible without the Councilman’s support. We’re very thankful for his dedication to keeping the bustling streets of downtown Flushing clean.”
Since 2009, CM Koo has secured over $800,000 in sanitation funding for downtown Flushing, with $571,000 provided to the Flushing BID for supplemental sanitation services. The BID currently covers 39th Ave. from Main Street to College Point Boulevard, Roosevelt Ave. from Prince to Union Street, 40th Road from Prince to Main Street, Main Street from Northern Boulevard to Sanford Ave., and Kissena Boulevard from 40th Road to Sanford Ave.