Volunteers clean Flushing block

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Flushing Earth Citizens completed its “Adopt-a-Block” pilot project — for which they cleaned up the sidewalks between Union and Main streets on Roosevelt Avenue — on Monday.

Volunteers washed down recycling and trash receptacles, removed stickers and graffiti, swept sidewalks and scrubbed newspaper bins and post office boxes during two-hour shifts in the morning and evening for a week.

pic 9“It is clear that many individuals and businesses want to be a part of the solution to cleaning up Downtown Flushing but didn’t know how to,” Earth Citizens Organization Regional Coordinator Michelle Gavin said in a prepared statement.

“The Flushing Chamber is excited to support the growing movement of local business owners and residents taking ownership of their blocks, proactively addressing the trash issue, and keeping our community beautiful,” Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Choe said.

The project was funded with a micro-grant that it won at Flushing SOUP, an event organized by the business association.


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