Senator Malcolm Smith Announces $50,000 Funding For Greenstreet Project In Queens

Malcolm A. Smith

May 16, 2006

State Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) today announced that the Queens Department of Parks & Recreation will receive $50,000 toward a Greenstreet project in Queens. The funding will be used for planting and landscaping.

"I am thrilled that there will be another Greenstreet project in Queens. The beautification of our city streets is certainly a necessity and will benefit the entire community," said Senator Smith.

The Queens lawmaker noted that he began a beautification project in Queens known as the "Adopt a Strip" program over a year ago. The current program is located in the Senator’s district at Beach Channel Drive, Beach 52nd Street to 72nd Street.

"It is important that we preserve the quality of our communities, and that includes our city streets. Queens residents take pride in their neighborhoods and we all welcome projects that maintain and enhance the beauty of the areas we live in. The funding for the Greenstreet project will have a tremendous affect on the community and I am so pleased that these beautification programs are continuing," said Senator Smith.

For more information about the Senator’s Adopt a Strip program, contact his district office at (718) 528-4290.