Doe Fund on the Way to Dutch Kills

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by George McDonald, founder and president of the Doe Fund, and local activists and residents to announce the introduction of the aggressive street cleaning program to Dutch Kills on Thursday, Aug. 28. The expansion to Dutch Kills is part of over $133,000 in allocations that Van Bramer has dedicated this fiscal year toward maintaining commercial corridors and residential streets in neighborhoods within the 26th District. Since taking office, the Council Member has allocated over $230,000 toward securing additional trash baskets and street cleaning services as well as coordinated community clean-ups in Astoria, Dutch Kills, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside. Joining Van Bramer and McDonald at the ceremony, as pictured, included Dominic Stiller, president of the Dutch Kills Civic Association; Marie Torniali, executive director of Central Astoria Local Development Coalition; Amy Hau, Community Board 1 member; Riccardo Romero, a Dutch Kills resident and director of administration and external affairs for The Noguchi Museum; and Community Board 1 District Manager Lucille Hartmann.

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