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The wet start to Sunday did not deter volunteers and Borough President Mark Levine from turning out to clean up trash on 10th Avenue and the surrounding streets yesterday afternoon. Hell’s Kitchen Litter Legion partnered up with DSNY Community Affairs and NYC Clean Volunteers for the event.
“It was an excellent opportunity to show the Borough President the issues we are dealing with on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen and how important a fully funded and well staffed sanitation department is to the recovery of our city,” said Catie Savage, founder of the Litter Legion.
The group of nearly 50 volunteers collected 465 lbs of litter, 2 large bags of metal/glass plastic and 1 large bag of cardboard. Photographer Grace Copeland was on hand to record the activities.
If you would like to volunteer with Hell’s Kitchen Litter Legion details can be found at litterlegion.com.