Abdul and Trevor
The Improvement Association has taken on two new interns to pick up litter three days a week. They are Abdul and Trevor. Trevor started on Saturday, December 22, and while picking up litter on the following Monday, we met Abdul who did his first day of work on Thursday, December 27. Welcome to these two hard-working, engaged interns. Nostrand Avenue will be cleaner with their efforts and as of this last Thursday we added three more blocks to the area we cover. We now have adopted two litter baskets and cover twelve blocks to from Park Place to Empire Boulevard and a side street, St. Johns from Nostrand to New York. This expanded area that we cover justifies an application to adopt another trash basket. That will make a total of three.
Every Saturday at 8am Methinee puts in an hour picking up litter. As we have just adopted a new trash basket we have decided to call it the Artami Trash Can. The photo shows Methinee standing next to the basket named after her. We feel sure this is the first step up a staircase that will result in a statue of Ms. Artami in Grand Army Plaza. Along with Generals Warren and and Slocum, President Lincoln and Gen. Grant, John Kennedy and Alexander Skene, Methinee is fighting another kind of battle, a battle to make Crown Heights and beautiful and healthy place for all it diverse citizens. She will be a leader in this battle just as the others led us in war, politics and medicine.