Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation (GRRC) is not a business but a non-profit organization that has worked since 1975 to stabilize and improve our neighborhood. Through our anti-graffiti building cleaning program begun on May 4, 1992, we have cleaned nearly 4,400 sites. The program is in operation from April through November.
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These fees apply to residential buildings. Large commercial buildings will be charged for the cost of the materials used to clean their buildings, with a minimum of $75 per day for washing and $25 per day for painting, and a maximum of $200 for either washing or painting. There is no labor cost, since the graffiti is removed or painted over by personnel from the Alternative Sentencing Program of the Queens District Attorney, supervised by our crew chiefs and neighborhood volunteers. Building owners are asked to sign a waiver and to pay the charge of $75 a day to help defray some of the costs. We also ask for a voluntary donation. You might be reluctant to clean your building because you feel graffiti will quickly reappear. However, once you have paid the nominal charge, notify us as soon as graffiti reappears and GRRC will remove new graffiti up to three times a year at no extra charge. If we clean more than three times in a year, or if the new graffiti is very large, we will charge another $75 to wash it off. If we repaint more than three times, we will ask for another $25.
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