Bronx organization wants to clean graffiti from vacant Kingsbridge lot
A local Bronx organization wants to work with the city to remove graffiti from a vacant lot in Kingsbridge.
The group called Guerinos Against Graffiti says the vacant lot lies just across the street from the Kingsbridge Armory on Jerome Avenue and West 195th Street near the Social Security office building.
After the city demolished a car wash in the lot, neighbors say that is when the graffiti-covered walls became more noticeable.
Guerino's Against Graffiti says it has helped clean up buildings with graffiti for 20 years.
The group says all they need is the owner of the lot's consent.
However, they say the owner has not returned their calls.
Heather Guerino says she has escalated the issue to Bronx Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr.
"I want my kids to grow up in a nice area," she says. "I don't want the Bronx community to go back and look like it did in the 1970s." There are two schools near the lot.
News 12 reached out to the owner of the vacant lot but has yet to hear back.