Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Councilman Cohen allocates $65,000 of NYC Cleanup Initiative Funding to Fedcap
   Council Member Andrew Cohen of the 11th City Council District has allocated $65,000 of his NYC Cleanup Initiative funding to Fedcap, a nonprofit organization that will help maintain commercial corridors throughout District 11.

Fedcap will be rotating the cleanup of commercial corridors on a weekly basis, three days per week, beginning in October. Members of the community are encouraged to contact the office of Council Member Cohen if there are additional areas that need to be targeted.

The New York City Council’s Cleanup Initiative awards $103,921 to each member for street and park beautification in their district.

Riverdale areas that are currently scheduled for cleanup by Fedcap:

Riverdale Avenue between West 236th and West 238th Streets
West 235th Street between Oxford Avenue and Netherland Avenue
Johnson Avenue between West 235th Street and West 236th Street
Riverdale Avenue between West 256th Street and West 259th Street
Mosholu Avenue between Broadway and West 254th Street
Broadway between West 238th Street and Manhattan College Parkway

“The NYC Cleanup initiative is an innovative effort by the City Council to beautify our communities. Through this initiative, Fedcap will help us ensure that residents enjoy the dynamic neighborhoods they call home, while also welcoming visitors to experience all this community has to offer. Maintaining our district is a quality of life improvement that I believe will help encourage more people to shop at our businesses. I look forward to working with Fedcap to enhance the cleanliness of our shopping corridors,” said Council Member Andrew Cohen.

“Wildcat, a division of Fedcap, is grateful to Council Member Cohen for his support of our Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP), and of the extensive clean-up initiatives that will be taking place in District 11 this year and beyond. Through his strong support of NIP in the 11th District, Council Member Cohen has paved the way for Wildcat a division of Fedcap to provide job opportunities and a path to economic independence for people with barriers, and to provide invaluable clean-up services to the community. In partnership with Council Member Cohen, Fedcap and Wildcat will continue to work to improve the quality of life for all stakeholders involved in this important initiative,” said Mario La Rosa, Manager of Fedcap Operations.

 Council Member Andrew Cohen stands with Mario La Rosa, Manager of Fedcap Operations, and some of his workers after announcing the allocation of $65,000 to the non-profit organization for help maintaining commercial corridors throughout Riverdale. Also in the photo are Community Board 8 Chairman Dan Padernacht, KRVC Executive Director Tracy Shelton, and Mario Curaj owner of Yo Burger one of the fine restaurants on Riverdale Avenue pictured in the background.

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