June 16, 2017 By Christian Murray
Two full time workers will be cleaning Roosevelt Avenue between 82nd and 90th Street beginning July 1st, stemming from a job training program funded by State Senator Jose Peralta’s office.
Peralta secured $75,000 which will be used to hire two workers employed by the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE). ACE is a non-profit group that helps homeless people get back into the workforce by offering them jobs where they sweep the streets and pick up trash.
The cleaning service will run from July 1 through to June 30, 2018, and workers will be operating seven days a week from 9am until 5pm.
“Programs like the one put forth by ACE are essential to providing New Yorkers with an opportunity to get back on their feet,” Peralta said in a statement. “In addition, these workers will also contribute to increase the quality of life in the community. In this particular case, along a busy stretch of Roosevelt Avenue, one of the most active thoroughfares in the City.”
Hey! is that Peralta with a GIANT check?? He Loves passing those out in hopes that no one looks at how he is BACKSTABBING THE PEOPLE IN HIS DISTRICT AND STATE!
Steve u dope. The great awesome “single payer” in california was so great that even those idiots shelved it after 2 days out of committee. Even those morons realize its a pipe dream so get your own insurance you lazy bum and let the other bums clean the street.
They dirty the street they should clean it.
Peralta sold out to the GOP/IDC and is throwing bones here and there in hopes that the community will look the other way. This is like shooting someone in the face – and then giving them a shoulder massage expecting things to be just fine.
You need to teach people how to keep it clean, because many people they don’t care and it look so disgusting
Peralta got this money in exchange for helping Senate Republicans (through the IDC) block single payer healthcare. In other words, he got jobs for two homeless people by screwing thousands of families across the state of New York (including families in his own district). It sure would be nice if we could get jobs for homeless people AND pass single payer healthcare.
Wonderful! Good for community and good for the homeless!
Too bad only 2, you need 200
there is only going to be 2 men for this —
It will take a lot more then 2 workers for that stretch to look decent. How about putting vandals, illegal dumpers and run of the mill slobs to work as well? They do most of the damage anyway.
Hire me please
Very much needed, and helping create jobs, excellent
I think this is wonderful! How about Peralta putting something together during the wintertime when seniors, and not so seniors need strong men ( and women) to shovel snow! Reliable workers, we can call and have sent to our home! A win/win situation! This would contribute to the quality of life and provide a job for those who need either a job or extra money. Make the sidewalks safe for everyone!
Snowblowimg is also needed in a thoughtful way specifically on the sidewalk and curbside at crosswalks. After the street plows pass through, there are banks of snow on the sidewalk to the curb where people have to cross the street. This would be a huge help! Thanks!