Borough President Diaz Encourages Bronxites to Enroll in 'Forever Graffiti Free Program'
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is urging all property owners to enroll in the City’s graffiti removal program, Graffiti Free NYC (GFNYC). GFNYC is the City’s first ever, full-time, street-by-street graffiti removal program and is a service provided by NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on behalf of the City of New York. The program provides NO COST graffiti removal to affected commercial, residential and industrial properties throughout the five boroughs.
“Graffiti is a blighted condition that changes the overall aesthetics of neighborhoods, often giving the impression that a neighborhood unsafe and ignored. Graffiti decreases property values and discourages business investment and employment opportunities throughout the community. I urge all property owners to take a few minutes to enroll in this program and help keep The Bronx clean and beautiful,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
By completing a “Forever Graffiti Free” form, property owners will authorize NYCEDC program staff to enter their property for the purposes of cleaning any accessible graffiti found on the property exterior. The one-time authorization covers all future graffiti at the specified location until consent is removed or property ownership is transferred.
“Graffiti turns lovely neighborhoods into eyesores. And no one wants to live in an area that’s been aesthetically vandalized. That’s why the Graffiti Free New York Program has become a critical tool to improving the quality of life in many communities around the city,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “I encourage all property owners to participate in the Graffiti Free NY Program to help keep their property clean of graffiti. By working together, we can all make a difference for a cleaner, greener New York.”
A PDF version of the enrollment form can be found at:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/cau/downloads/pdf/graffiti_waiver.pdf (in English)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/cau/downloads/pdf/graffiti_waiver_spanish.pdf (in Spanish)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/cau/downloads/pdf/graffiti_waiver_chinese.pdf (in Mandarin)
An online form can be found at https://a002-oomwap.nyc.gov/graffiti/OnlineFGF/OnlineFGFEdit.