As part of our Hudson Square Is Now streetscape improvement plan, we have installed nearly 300 trees, 13,500 square feet of permeable pavement, 14 benches, over 105 bike racks, while also creating temporary open space at Freeman Plaza and renovating Spring Street Park. As of August 2014 we have begun our maintenance of these neighborhood investments.
Streetplus has been hired to provide streetscape maintenance services throughout Hudson Square.
- Removing litter and graffiti, and setting up and maintaining the movable furniture in Freeman Plaza and Spring Street Park
- Conducting supplemental litter removal including mulching, watering, and weeding of our tree pits; repainting our tree guards as needed; and maintaining the permeable pavers
- Ensuring that our bike racks, benches, and wayfinding remain functional and graffiti-free
In September 2020 the BID expanded its maintenance operations to include supplemental sanitation services The Clean Ambassador’s responsibilities include litter and graffiti removal and street sweeping. This temporary expansion of our maintenance footprint was enacted to mitigate the impact of the reduction of City sanitation services. The neighborhood immediately felt the impact- from October-December the Clean Ambassador removed 2,500 bags of trash and 100 incidents of graffiti.
If you see our maintenance workers Robert and Issa, or our clean ambassador Mamadou on the street, make sure you say hello!
If you would like to report a streetscape maintenance issue, please contact Hilary Ho, our Operations Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.