Anti-littering campaign underway in West Side business district

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Keeping the Grant-Ferry area clean is the goal of a few New York State lawmakers.

On Tuesday, State Assemblyman Sean Ryan gathered several business leaders in the Grant-Ferry business district, which has become ground zero in their anti-littering campaign. 

They say the campaign is all about community pride for the West Side neighborhood. 

Ryan is having 48 streets put up throughout the business district, imploring merchants, customers, and visitors alike to keep Grant-Ferry clean. 

The signs are posted in three languages, reflecting the neighborhood’s rich ethnic diversity. 

Ryan said the neighborhood is growing and producing more foot traffic than cars- and that everyone can pitch in. 

” I am confident that working together we are going to be able to clean up Grant Street and just make it a little more appealing to people who are not that familiar with it,” Ryan said Tuesday. 

Ryan is also providing Grant Street merchants with free brooms and dustpans because they believe a sidewalk can be like a welcome mat for businesses. 

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