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TD Bank Contributes Toward Sunnyside Beautification

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April 3, 2013 Staff Report

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, has donated $2,500 to the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) to help beautify the neighborhood.

Sunnyside Shines is directing the funds toward its graffiti removal program, which cleans graffiti from storefronts and roll-down gates within the commercial district.  The BID has stepped up its efforts to remove graffiti, with the recent introduction of a monthly removal program.

Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines BID said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous award from the TD Charitable Foundation. Removing graffiti on a monthly basis helps maintain a clean and safe commercial district, and also helps attract new businesses to Sunnyside.”

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Do they ever catch them in the act? It seems so silly, doodling on a wall. Can’t recall ever having a desire to do this when I was a kid.


where are these kids parents — maybe we should do the same to their parents home — how would they like that!!!


someone needs to tell those idiot kids that this isn’t the 80’s, nobody doesn’t Graffiti anymore. The cool thing to do now is shit under the train! everyone is doing it! you ain’t cool…less you shit the train!

Tempus Fugit

Let’s do like they do in Singapore and flog graffiti taggers in public with a cane.

Put it on pay per view too and raise some money for the city.

Oppressed Masses

Thanks to TD Bank for their positive contribution to the neighborhood. The opening ceremonies for the branch on 41st St. was one of the best events in Sunnyside in the past two years! I’m moving my $86 in life savings from Chase to TD Bank tomorrow.


RD makes a good point.

Simply cleaning up the graffiti only to have the vandals return a few days later is like a dog chasing its own tail.

The miscreants need to be caught and punished if we want to end the scourge of graffiti and retain our quality of life.

The police should stake out recently cleaned up spots, or at least keep a closer eye on them and wait for the idiots to show up with their spray paint cans. It would send a message to all vandals that next time they go to tag someone’s property, they may well get nabbed by the cops.

Rick Duro

Before they clean anything, photos should be taken of ‘tags’ by the 108th, this way when some chump decides to spray his name everywhere and is caught in the act we can make them ‘pay’ for it…


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