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Soho Loses Street Cleaners Due to Lack of Chain Store Support

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Broadway in Soho is about to get dirtier as chain stores there fail to cough up the cash it takes to keep it clean. After nearly 20 years of daily street cleaning in the area, the nonprofit Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless, which operates largely on business donations, is discontinuing services July 1. ACE director Jim Martin said chain stores with foreign headquarters do not donate the way mom-and-pop stores do. They will leave several cast iron garbage cans on Broadway, but Martin said the street will likely be a mess without their presence. So happy shopping, boys and girls.—Lauren Budorick
· Soho to Get Dirtier After Chain Stores Shirk Street Cleaning Costs [DNAinfo]