This is the first year I will not be cleaning under the highway with my usual group of helpers...Lynn Bloom, Ilene Baker and Manny Dominguez, Jr. Last year Manny's friend Jeff also helped and Jason Silen did his community service time cleaning up underneath 95.
This year the cleanup will be done by Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods. They will be doing a full cleaning on Friday, May 29th and then I will chalk the numbers on Saturday and begin set up at 6 am on Sunday. I am so grateful for the cleaning help...last year they gave me brooms and bags to do the work and all but 2 of the brooms were stolen when we were cleaning at the Morris St. end. Plus, it took us 12 hours total to do the cleaning and we still needed to clean on the day of.
Now I come to Christian DiCicco. The support Christian has given me in the last year is immeasurable. It is certain that without him this installation would not be nearly as sucessful.
Thanks, DiCicco. You are awesome.
As a side note, I love Citizen's Alliance so much I will be doing my 24 hours of community service with them.