As announced last month, the SoHo Broadway Initiative’s supplemental sanitation services have returned to Crosby and Mercer streets through the generous support of Council Member Christopher Marte, the Crosby Street Association and UNIQLO’s Spirit of SoHo street light banner campaign.
The services provided by the SoHo Broadway Clean Team (through the Initiative’s contract with ACE) include sweeping up of litter on the sidewalks, emptying trash cans, snow removal and graffiti removal along Crosby Street (from Houston to Howard) and Mercer Street (from Houston to Canal). Crosby and Mercer street are being serviced 7 hours per day (excluding the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays) with one clean member assigned to Crosby Street and another assigned to Mercer Street. Service launched in mid January and is expected to continue through the end of the calendar year, assuming funding continues to remain available.
The Initiative is thrilled to share the following statistics with the SoHo Broadway community, measuring the impact of these services during the first reporting month:
Additionally, a staff member at Housing Works Thrift Store on Crosby Street told us they “had not seen a rat in weeks and were already seeing the positive effects of the this expanded cleaning service.”
If you have questions or are interested in providing financial support to clean these sections of Crosby or Mercer Street, please contact Executive Director, Mark Dicus (mdicus at sohobroadway.org).
Check-out some recent before/after shots of the Clean Team’s impact on Crosby & Mercer below: