Thursday, April 09, 2015

Help Spruce Up The Neighborhood During The Court Street And Smith Street Spring Clean-Up

After long months of snow and ice, the neighborhood sure could use a bit of sweeping and washing away of all the trash and dirt that has accumulated a bit everywhere.
Perhaps you would like to help? I just received an email from Tom Williams of the Court Smith Streets Business Improvement District Steering Committee, which is hosting a spring clean-up and would love to have volunteers from the neighborhood join in the effort.

Tom writes:
We’re holding a neighborhood cleanup event next Saturday, 4/18, from 11am to 4pm. Local residents, businesses, and property owners are going to be partnering with Atlantic Maintenance to sweep, scrape, and wash away the trash, dirt, and grime of this past winter. There will also be people on hand to talk about the proposed Court Smith BID, what we hope it would accomplish, and how people can make it a reality. Our BID isn’t enacted yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a taste of some of the benefits it would bring.
We’d love to have members of the community join us (families are welcome!) as we band together to scrub away winter. Free t-shirts will be provided to all volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to:


Anonymous said...

Isn't a BID going to lead to increased rents for the commercial spaces that already have a tough time being profitable? Smith & Court Streets are already lovely, relatively clean, safe & vibrant. Isn't the problem that high rents are leading to high shop turnover and a proliferation of clusters of certain types of businesses (nail & beauty salons, high end boutiques etc.)

Lower rents and bring back cheap places to eat like Cubana Cafe!

Anonymous said...

Saw this in action yesterday and was wondering what it was and actually thought of asking you if you heard about it.

We walked from Degraw and Court to Trader Joes early this morning (4/19) and saw the results. The sidewalks were spotless! I hope somehow that this continues for the foreseeable future.