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.

Borough President Mark Levine thanks the volunteers for coming along. Photo: Grace Copeland

“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.

Young volunteers get to work while the adults get themselves organized. Photo: Grace Copeland
Hell’s Kitchen Litter Legion founder Catie Savage. Photo: Grace Copeland
It’s nice to see the W42ST magazine little red wagon being put to good use. Photo: Grace Copeland
Volunteers set of on their mission along 10th Avenue. Photo: Grace Copeland
There was a huge haul of trash collected from 10th Avenue and the surrounding streets. Photo: Grace Copeland
The team with their haul of 465 lbs of trash at the end of the afternoon. Photo: Grace Copeland

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