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BCS Community Impact at Tremont Avenue

Last Friday, Bronx Community Solutions teamed up with Precinct 48 and Community Board #6 to host a special graffiti cleanup event along Tremont Avenue. The graffiti has been a serious concern for shop owners in the area, who were worried that it could negatively affect their business, so we decided it would be a great community project to take on with our clients and partners.

The weather was picture perfect. Everyone was briefed on what to do and what group they were working with. We took over Tremont Avenue armed with spray cans, rollers, brushes, dust pans, brooms and garbage bags.We started on Belmont Avenue and worked our way up to Southern Blvd., painting over graffiti tagged walls and gates on stores and businesses. We had our work cut out for us, as graffiti covered much of that stretch of Tremont. 

As we were working, many people passing by asked us what we were doing. When we explained, they told us they were happy the neighborhood was being cleaned up. The business owners …

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