Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance wants a graffiti removal program

Residents in Van Nest are taking a stand against a growing graffiti problem in their community. The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance is working with state

Neighbors are reaching out to local representatives to

Neighbors are reaching out to local representatives to help get the area cleaned up.

THE BRONX - Residents in Van Nest are taking a stand against a growing graffiti problem in their community. 

The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance is working with state Sen. Gustavo Rivera to form a graffiti removal program, which it had two years ago under a previous senator. 

Alliance members complain that the graffiti is only getting worse, and is a major eyesore on buildings and storefronts. They claim that the city takes months to clean it up.  

The group is sending a list to their representatives of more than 100 locations that have been tagged with graffiti. They're also planning a walk-through with local leaders to show them just how bad it is. 

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