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Woodhaven cleanup

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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:11 pm, Thu Aug 8, 2019.

Jamaica Avenue under the el got a thorough cleaning last weekend thanks to a group of volunteers and a professional graffiti removal squad.

Councilman Robert Holden (D-Middle Village), top, helped take down some of the illegal signs that spring up along the main commercial strip over time advertising everything from cash for cars to fortune tellers.

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District, which sponsored the cleanup, hired the anti-graffiti crew, above, to clean walls from Dexter Court to 100th Street.

“Jamaica Avenue is the heart of Woodhaven and we all have a responsibility to keep it clean in order to maintain the character of our neighborhood,” said Raquel Olivares, executive director of the BID.

—Michael Shain

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