Graffiti-Free NYC crew cleans off Port Morris building
A building in Port Morris is now a whole a lot cleaner thanks to a program that's been getting rid of graffiti for nearly two decades.
A Graffiti-Free NYC crew was out in force at 684 East 133rd St. Dennis Milton, who lives right next door to the building, was happy to see the graffiti go away.
The program started back in 1999 through the city's economic development corporation as a way to keep property values up and make neighborhoods look better in general.
It receives more than 10,000 requests per year, and when crews are not clearing graffiti during the warmer months, they clean street furniture. Last year more than 1,300 jobs were completed in the Bronx.
Anyone can report graffiti by calling 311. Building owners can also sign up to have graffiti automatically removed any time it's reported.