Ulrich Funds Beach 116th Clean-Up

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Beach 116th Street is getting a pick-me-up. On Monday, August 27, Councilman Eric Ulrich announced a new clean-up initiative in Rockaway. Ulrich has provided $70,000 in funding to the Wildcat Services Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides job opportunities and resources for unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers, to clean up some trash-prone areas in Rockaway, including Beach 116th Street.

"I want to thank Wildcat and the terrific workers that work hard to keep our city clean. We are thrilled to partner with Wildcat again this year to offer much-needed supplemental sanitation services throughout the district," Councilman Ulrich said at Monday’s press conference. "One of the places that will receive weekly cleaning is Beach 116th Street, which has undergone a remarkable resurgence since Hurricane Sandy. We want to make sure we support the men and women who own and operate their businesses here."

Other locations that will be cleaned through this effort include Jamaica Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard and Shore Parkway - among others.

"I'd love to thank the Councilman for getting the street cleaned up," Dr. Dan Mirkin of Mirkin Vision said. "We've had a trash issue and it will be nice to present a good image [and] having clean streets is a great start."

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