Several Bronx neighborhoods to be cleaned up with $2 million grant

The New York Power Authority granted $2.1 million to Bronx organizations Wednesday to help clean up several Bronx neighborhoods.

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. says many residents suffer from all of the pollution in the Bronx. He adds that it is time to clean up the city and create new jobs.

The money will be used to build energy efficient buildings with solar panels and energy efficient furnaces. According to an associate from For Energy Affordability, the solar powered buildings will reduce electricity costs to landlords.

The money will also be used to pay for electric-powered forklifts at the Fulton Fish Market. In addition, thousands of new trees will be planted along the streets in Hunts Point with some of the money. And part of the grant will help clean up several parks including one in Mott Haven.

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