Members of a Queens community comes together to improve the look of their neighborhood.
City Council Member Adrienne Adams was in South Jamaica Tuesday to recognize the beautification effort along with the Horticultural Society of New York today.
Throughout the Spring, tree pits along Sutphin Boulevard were cleaned and mulched.
Pre-school students from the Afro American Parents Educational Center also took part in the effort, maintaining the tree pits and picking up litter.
It’s a part of an initiative to encourage people in the neighborhood to keep the community clean.
“It just sort of improved the look of the street. We’ve been coming out here for pretty much all Spring and I can’t tell you how many times people have come up and thanked us for coming out here,” said Dave Snyder, Manager at the Horticultural Society of New York.
The society will continue teaching the preschool students gardening basics for the next few weeks.