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  • Paul A. Kerzner,

  • Angela Mirabile,
    Executive Director



Anti-Graffiti Program

Our crew, supervised by neighborhood crew chiefs and community volunteers, works five days
a week from April through November, on properties where the owner has given us written permission. 
We have removed graffiti at over 3500 sites since 1992.
GRRC Sponsorship and supporters

When key elected officials, local corporations and private citizens want to support communities in our city to remove graffiti, they invest in us.

Why? Over the last 16 years, GRRC has cleaned more than 3,500 buildings in the communities of Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village and Bushwick, by using alternative sentencing personnel from the Queens DA, under the supervision of dedicated local residents, using hot-water pressure washers and chemicals that wash graffiti away. We continue to return to clean many of the same locations regraffitied by vandals until the vandals get the message: “This is a neighborhood of law-abiding residents and businesses.”


When businesses, elected officials, and private citizens look for a way to fight graffiti in their communities, they turn to the Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation (GRRC).

The anti-graffiti cleanup efforts of GRRC, now in their 16th year, make a unique and positive contribution to our communities. We have served as a model for other groups citywide looking to form their own sustained anti-graffiti efforts. Running a successful anti-graffiti program, like that coordinated by the Greater Ridgewood Restoration Cooperation, takes a lot of financial support. Every year it costs us $65,000 to rid our community of graffiti – all raised from the community. We couldn’t do it without the help of local corporations, elected officials, and public-spirited private citizens.

If you would like to support GRRC’s anti-graffiti efforts for 2008, please contact us.
All contributions are fully tax-deductible under the Federal Charities law.

Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation would like to thank:

The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

  • Cross County Federal Savings
  • Independence Community Foundation.
  • Maspeth Federal Savings
  • Ridgewood Savings Bank
  • North Fork Foundation
  • Doral Bank
  • First Central SavingsBank
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
  • State Senator Serphin Maltese
  • State Senator George Onorato
  • Assemblywoman Margaret Markey
  • Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio
  • Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan
  • Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi
  • Councilman Dennis Gallagher
  • Councilwoman Diana Reyna
  • Kiwanis Club of Maspeth
  • Maspeth Chamber of Commerce
  •  Paul Kerzner & Maryellen Borello
  • Mr. T. Carting
  • “Times Newsweekly”
  • John Petschauer Inc.
  • LindenHillCemetery
  • Mount LebanonCemetery
  • Faith Presbyterian Church
  • Juniper Elbow Co., Inc.
  • Nick’s Sweater Finishing Corp.
  • Morton Funeral Home
  • Hess-Miller Funeral Home
  • Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Carmela & B. Bertolino
  • Antonio & Ellie Oddo
  • Marie C. Dolla
  • The Cage-Baseball, Inc.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Henry G. Schaaf
  • Werba Property Management
  • Greenwood Manor Condominium
  • Mayra Rosario
  • Christina Nelson
  • Nancy Naletilic
  • P & F Industries of NY Corp.
  • Pants Pantry, Inc.
  • Gil Meyerowitz Inc.
  • Hancock Myrtle Associates
  • Miller & Weber, Inc.
  • Lubov Doukhowetzky
  • Bernard Wagner Inc.
  • Marsha R. Levenson
  • O’Kane Realty
  • Mrs. Johann Troia
  • Sonia Fogelbach
  • Richard Friedman, DDS, PC
  • Stephen Ficano
  • Ernestine Herbst
  • Annmarie Badalamenti
  • Dominick J. Masiello
  • Fred W. Sbaschnig, DMD
  • Miele Associates LLP
  • John DeGrange
  • Mr. & Mrs. Peter Vaughn
  • Josephine Corso
  • Fred M. Velepec Co. Inc.
  • Catholic Kolping Society of Brooklyn
  • Ridgewood Democratic Club
  • B & H CheckCashing Service
  • Glendale Food Center Corp.
  • Joseph Lombardo
  • Yong Zhi Gu
  • KHL Flavors Inc.
  • Ridgewood Associates LLC
  • Domino Men’s Shop Ltd.
  • Renate Bayha
  • Ronmar Properties
  • Grekon Real Estate Corp.
  • John D. Rucigay
  • Julian A. McDermott Corporation
  • Mr. & Mrs. Willi Kern
  • Joseph B. Garity Post
  • Albert Loconte
  • E-Z Construction, Inc.
  • Ydelsa Salim
  • Marsha R. Levenson
  • Jonel & Dorica Marina
  • CBD Distribution, Inc.
  • Arash Real Estate & Management Co.
  • Robert C. Carlsen
  • Seneca Pork Store, Inc.
  • Rebar lathing Corp.
  • Barbara Pryor, PC
  • Joseph bosco
  • Coldwell Banker Phillips
  • Vukelic Vojislav
  • VJT Enterprises, Inc.
  • Yalin Qiu

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