If you were driving on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, you may have seen a dozen or so men in orange flack jackets on the boulevard’s center median armed with brooms. They were joined by a Sanitation van and a Sanitation truck.
Sanitation Department spokesman Keith Mellis said the crew members on the job were community service workers out doing street cleaning in the neighborhood, which has no designated street cleaning days.
“They’re out there doing some tidying up on Cross Bay,” Mellis said.
And at a good time too. Monday night’s heavy rain left behind quite a mess on the boulevard for the crews to clean.