WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – La’Rell Footman wasn’t much bigger than the broom she pushed Thursday in the second Northern Manhattan Clean Streets Initiative but she had fun.
“We had to clean blocks and had to pick up garbage,” said Footman, 9, of Washington Heights.
Her dirtiest deed was picking up someone’s discarded footware.
“It was a sock that was under a car,” she said. “It was full of dirt.”
Romulo Guerrero of the New York Dominican Officers Organization had 10 other off-duty police officers pushing brooms between W. 175th and W.178th streets.
“Anything that’s going to better our community,” Guerrero said. “It’s our community, it’s my community. I grew up here.”