2011-06-10 / Community

Far Rockaway Benefits From NY Cares Cleanup

By Miriam Rosenberg


New York Cares volunteers collected 200 bags of debris along the side of the road leading to the Atlantic Beach Bridge. New York Cares volunteers collected 200 bags of debris along the side of the road leading to the Atlantic Beach Bridge. As part of New York Cares Hands on New York Day 2011, the side of the road leading to the Atlantic Beach Bridge, from Beach 9 Street to Beach 2 Street, was cleaned of various types of debris during the organization’s annual cleanup. The original goal, Parks Manager Roy Tellason told The Wave, was to include the beach at Beach 9 Street, but the winds during the April 16 cleanup made that task impossible. The area that volunteers tackled was one of 70 public spaces throughout the city spruced up by 5,600 volunteers. Two hundred of those 5,600 were scheduled to show up on Beach 9 Street. According to a Parks representative, 200 bags of debris were collected at the Far Rockaway site.



Volunteers take to the wooded areas. Volunteers take to the wooded areas.

Everything from old bikes to fans was found. Also in the debris were needles and crack vials. Everything from old bikes to fans was found. Also in the debris were needles and crack vials.

Parks Manager Roy Tellason, right, speaks with one of the volunteers. Behind them is just one of the many piles of debris picked up that day. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Parks Manager Roy Tellason, right, speaks with one of the volunteers. Behind them is just one of the many piles of debris picked up that day. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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