On September 11, 2004, the parishioners of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church participated in the “National Day of Service” and cleaned up the Beach 20 Street bypass.
Parishioners collected broken glass, garbage, newspapers and many other items from the park, which had not been cleaned since 1997.
Fr. Jim Cunningham, pastor of the church, arranged for the pickup of the bagged garbage by the Sanitation Department.
Two weeks later, however, the DSNY has yet to pick up the garbage.