Senator Gounardes Announces Community-Led Graffiti Removal Program

Brooklyn, NY - Following the city’s cuts to the $3 million graffiti removal program, State Senator Andrew Gounardes announced a local volunteer initiative to remove graffiti. Gounardes’ program partners with the 61st, 62nd, 63rd and 68th police precincts to take graffiti reports from residents and deploys community volunteers to clean up the graffiti. He encouraged all who notice graffiti to call his District Office number: 718-238-6044. 

The program is part of his “3 for Community Initiative,” a volunteer program where southern Brooklyn residents commit to at least 3 acts of kindness or volunteerism each week. Through 3 for Community, Gounardes has led several community clean ups and neighborhood improvement projects. 

“Keeping our neighborhoods clean is part of keeping them such great places to live. Every New Yorker - no matter their background - deserves to be able to enjoy our streets and open spaces. We have a responsibility to one another to maintain and improve our shared spaces so that we can ensure our community continues to thrive, no matter the circumstances,” said Senator Andrew Gounardes.