August 28, 2014
Call it a clean sweep.
The Doe Fund’s street cleaning crews, made up of formerly homeless or recently incarcerated men, will start its new Dutch Kills gig Thursday — the nonprofit’s fifth new contract in Queens this year.
Workers will tackle trash on Fifth St. between 46th and 51st Aves. three times a week, as part of a $33,000 contract with City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
The group’s presence is now in 10 Council districts in Queens, which is up from six in 2013.
The increase in the crew’s services comes after the City Council approved $3.5 million for cleaning initiatives.
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