Gentile Organizes B’Hurst And Ridge Community-Wide Clean-Ups

City Councilman Vincent J. Gentile is organizing a community-wide volunteer clean-up effort, along with the local Community Boards, “to inspire awareness, appreciation and respect for our neighborhood and keeping it clean.”

Gentile will be at two separate community events – one in Bay Ridge and one in Bensonhurst. The dates and locations are as follows:

Bensonhurst Clean Up

Saturday, May 11

Co-sponsored by Assemblyman William Colton and Community Board 11

Volunteers meet at 81st Street and 18th Avenue at 10:00 a.m.

Bay Ridge Clean Up

Saturday, May 18

Co-sponsored by Community Board 10

Volunteers meet at 87th Street and Third Avenue at 10:00 a.m.

“The mission of this event is simple: together we’ll roll up your sleeves and clean up our streets,” Gentile said. “Maybe if your neighbor sees you picking up litter, it will inspire them to be more conscious of their surroundings and think twice before littering next time. Everyone loves a clean neighborhood, including our visitors. Let’s return our neck of the woods to its natural beauty and truly make this a real community-wide event!”

You can register your family, friends, employer, place of worship, group, organization or school for the event by emailing or just by showing up on the day of the event. Volunteers will be given all the tools they need to clean up the streets.