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Dromm Secures Thousands to Make Sure Commercial Corridors in Jackson Heights Remain Clean

Council Member Daniel Dromm (in gray suit) with ACE employees (Photo: Courtesy of Danny Dromm’s office)

Sept. 11, 2020 By Christian Murray

Council Member Danny Dromm has secured funding to cover the costs of additional trash pick-ups and a sidewalk/street cleaning service in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.

The funds come at a time when the city has slashed the budget, including the Dept. of Sanitation budget that has been cut by $106 million.

Dromm has secured $30,000 for additional weekend basket pickups along Broadway from 69th Street to Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst. There will also be additional Saturday pick-ups along 37th Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights.

The council member has also been able to secure $160,000 to keep the supplement cleaning service provided by the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE) going. That service has been in place for years but with budget cuts it wasn’t certain that it would continue.

ACE employees sweep streets and sidewalks, and also empty trash bins to prevent them from overflowing.

“These thousands of dollars in funding mean a cleaner Jackson Heights and Elmhurst for everyone,” Dromm said.  “We are in the middle of a financial crisis. The restoration of these dollars was not easy.”

ACE employees clean along Roosevelt Avenue and 37th Avenue from 69th Street to 81st Street. They also service 73rd Street through 77th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and 37th Avenue; Broadway from 72nd Street to Elmhurst Avenue; and Diversity Plaza.

Dromm said that these services help keep the busy commercial streets free of trash, which has an adverse impact on the environment and public health.

“Overflowing trash bins are not only unsightly–they attract rats, sicken our pets and wildlife, and contribute to water contamination,” Dromm said.

“The de Blasio administration has made significant cuts to the Department of Sanitation’s budget, creating an urgent need for these dollars,” Dromm added.

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MTorres

Please include Northern Blvd as well! Lots of restaurants with great seating areas, but garbage cans overflowing with garbage!

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yankswun98

The garbages in the lower 70’s are always full with waste from DD, Burger King, Wendy’s. They need to add a .25 cent tax to every take out order which will go for additional garbage pick up and street cleaning.

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Mspitz

Not for nothing why isn’t anything being done about ALL THE VENDORS ON 82 STREET. ITS A DISGRACE. THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE. DO SOMETHING

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Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

If the hypothetical you made up had ever actually happened, would it offend you?

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Jackson Heights & Corona

Please don’t forget about the rest of Jackson Heights and add Corona to that also.

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Rick

There should be more funds to service 90th street & 37 Ave and basically all of 37ave, from Jackson Heights to Corona .

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Stew Gotts.

Senator Jessica Ramos should have the same service done from 82nd street to Junction Blvd, both Roosevelt Ave & 37ave. Is there any reason why Senator Jessica Ramos is unable or unwilling to provide such service ?

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Spread the word 👉 🗣👤

Having those bin overflowing is a health hazard, (masks, gloves , broken glass ) you don’t have to be rich to live in a clean neighborhood. Educate the people recycle, reduce & reuse ♺♻. Thank you Councilmember Daniel Dromm & Councilmember Moya .🌱🌳

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Duke of Heights

Again thanks to all Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Moyo & all those working hard keeping Jackson Heights clean & beautiful. It truly is a Garden in the City. Senator Jessica Ramos should take some notes.

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Do something Senator Jessica Ramos

Does Senator Jessica Ramos know that it’s a health hazard having garbage all over, as the Senator she should more pride , dignity about the communities she represents.

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JH lifer

Let’s all keep Jackson Heights clean. Put all garbage in receptacles, and if full, take the refuse with you. Homeowners should not use city bins for personal use. If we want a clean neighborhood, we all just have to follow basic hygiene.

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jose sanchez

is about time know let start with the shopping cart that is a lock to a bicycle stand on the corner of 81st is been there since the pandemic start I guess the person who left the cart is dead please let get rid off of that

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Catherine

Other council members should do the same. People have been discarding their masks and gloves on the sidewalks and streets. Graffiti has picked up as well. Bad
Quality of life.

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