2004-05-28 / Community

101 Precinct Explorers Clean Graffiti In South Queens

Contributing Editor
By Miriam Rosenberg

101 Precinct Explorers Clean Graffiti In South Queens


Before getting to work, explorers Yarni Gentles, Isaiah Summers, Mickheila Jasmin, Maceo Lofton, David Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, Khadija Williams, Ana Polanco and Luzdeluna Naupari are joined by Det. Willie Olmeda.Before getting to work, explorers Yarni Gentles, Isaiah Summers, Mickheila Jasmin, Maceo Lofton, David Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, Khadija Williams, Ana Polanco and Luzdeluna Naupari are joined by Det. Willie Olmeda.

By Miriam Rosenberg

Contributing Editor

Explorers from the 101 Precinct recently joined other Explorer groups from South Queens at a Graffiti Block party that was held at Sutphin Playground.

The cleanup effort, which took place on May 22, was designed to help clean several areas of graffiti in the 113 Precinct.


With brushes and rollers in hand, the Explorers from the 101st Precinct prepare to paint over the graffiti behind them.With brushes and rollers in hand, the Explorers from the 101st Precinct prepare to paint over the graffiti behind them.

Run by the New York Police Department’s Anti-graffiti Unit, the Graffiti Block Party brings volunteers from different precincts across the city together to help a host precinct clean up some of its most graffiti ridden areas.

The first precinct to benefit from this program was the 101 last September, resulting in the clean-up of a number of areas in Far Rockaway and Arverne.

This time, the 101’s Explorers returned the favor by helping remove graffiti at 115-44 Sutphin Blvd. and 115-46 Sutphin Blvd.

Explorers from the 101 who pitched in to help in the cleaning effort were Mickheila Jasmin (16), Maceo Lofton (14), David Rodriguez (17), Luis Rodriguez (15), Khadija Williams (14), Isaiah Summers (15), Yarni Gentles (14), Luzdeluna Naupari (14) and Ana Polanco (14).


Thanks to the Explorers from the 101 Precinct, the graffiti soon becomes a thing of the past.Thanks to the Explorers from the 101 Precinct, the graffiti soon becomes a thing of the past.

Jasmin told The Wave that the Explorers have also painted over graffiti in their own neighborhood in such areas as Redfern Avenue and the alley across from Gino’s Pizza in the Far Rockaway shopping district.

Joining the Explorers at the Graffiti Block Party were Det. Willie Olmeda and Auxillary Officer Jose Gilbe-Rodriguez of the 101 Precinct.


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