East Harlem Group Wins $100K Grant To Tackle Trash Problem…..

HARLEM 125TH STREETThe merchant association that is using homeless people to help clean the streets of El Barrio won a $100,000 grant from the city Department of Small Business Services Wednesday to help turn the area near the Metro-North station on 125th street into an “Uptown Grand Central.” The group was one of six winners of the Neighborhood Challenge Grant designed to spur business improvements and create innovative ways to increase economic activity and attract more jobs and investment to their areas.  A group of 6 to 8 men will clean between Fifth and Second avenues, between 124th and 126th streets Monday through Friday:  LINK

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