March 19, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
Residents and city workers will be removing graffiti Wednesday to help combat a problem that has been plaguing Jackson Heights and surrounding neighborhoods in recent times.
Workers will be cleaning graffiti off 48 buildings known to have been tagged, many by gangs.
The event, dubbed the Queens Graffiti Clean Up Day, has been organized by Council Member Francisco Moya, the 110th and 115th Police Precincts, and the Economic Development Corporation. The goal is to remove all gang-related symbols scrawled on buildings in the Jackson Heights, Corona, North Corona and Elmhurst areas.