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Sunnyside’s Graffiti Cleanup Day, May 15

Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network’s (SUNN) graffiti cleanup day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

SUNN President Tony Rohling is calling on volunteers to gather in front of the Sunnyside Reformed Church, located at 48th Street and Skillman Avenue. Volunteers will be split into groups and cover a portion of the 40-block cleanup area.

Volunteers will paint over graffiti found on walls, store gates and public fixtures such as lampposts, mail boxes and overpasses. SUNN will provide paint and supplies.

Rohling noted that the organization’s strategy is to remove vandalism as quickly as it appears in order to send a message to vandals that their damage will not be tolerated in the community.

“Nothing makes our community look worse than graffiti, and few things feel better than taking an active role in getting rid of this ugly, disrespectful eyesore,” Rohling said in a statement.

Rohling recommends that volunteers wear their worst clothes.

For further information, call SUNN at 1-646-298-8669.

Listen to Tony Rohling on the Sunnyside Sound Project , which is produced by Sabine Heinlein.

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