Yesterday, over a hundred Bath Beach and Bensonhurst residents came out to clean up the streets. The event was sponsored by Councilman David G. Greenfield and Assemblyman Bill Colton as an effort to beautify the Bay Parkway. They were thrilled with the large turnout.
Residents met at 12pm in front of the St. Athanasius Elementary School at 61st and Bay Parkway. There, they received tools and supplies for the clean up.
The event showed Councilman Greenfield’s commitment to follow through with action items in the neighborhood. Last month, at a town hall meeting in Bensonhurst, Greenfield discussed the need to improve the overall cleanliness in the neighborhood while reducing the trash and litter along Bay Parkway. Putting words into action, he called for the clean up that was held yesterday.
As Councilman Greenfield said in a press release before the event,
“This is a great chance for residents to meet their neighbors and join together to keep Bay Parkway clean. A couple of hours can go a long way towards making this important commercial strip more attractive and inviting for residents and shoppers. I am hopeful that this is the beginning of an ongoing effort to eliminate the issues that have plagued Bay Parkway for far too long, and I encourage everyone to come out and show their Bensonhurst pride on Sunday.”