With broom in hand, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) will be joined by elected officials and community leaders on 18th Avenue to mark the official launch of Project Sweep, a quality-of-life initiative that will enlist developmentally disabled adults to provide weekday cleaning services along the busy commercial strip.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
OUTSIDE GOLDBERG’S SUPERMARKET
5007 18TH AVENUE
(BETWEEN 50TH AND 51ST STREETS)
“A clean and litter-free commercial area instills community pride and encourages more people to visit and shop, which is a win for the neighborhood,” Senator Felder said. “I’m pleased that I was able to bring this program to 18th Avenue and to provide an employment opportunity for adults who want to give back to the community.”
Senator Felder provided $100,000 in funding for the Project Sweep initiative, which is administered by the Midwood Development Corporation (MDC). Among those joining him for the 18th Avenue kick-off will be Assemblyman Dov Hikind, City Councilman David Greenfield, Community Board 14 District Manager Shawn Campbell and CB 12 District Manager Barry Spitzer.
Project Sweep workers will be on 18th Avenue every Monday through Friday morning to spruce up the strip from McDonald Avenue to 65th Street.
Senator Felder also funds Project Sweep programs on 13th Avenue from 38th Street to 60th Street and 16th Avenue from 39th Street to 60th Street.