CB 6 Helps Happy Land Cleanup

Nyrek Verges (l) and Emelia Merino painted a fence.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Community Board 6 held a cleanup day on Saturday, March 17 at the Happy Land Monument to rid the site of debris and repaint its fence and benches prior to the annual ceremony commemorating the tragedy’s 28th anniversary on Sunday, March 25. The monument is a tribute to the 87 people who died in a tragic arson fire at a social club called Happy Land in 1990.

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Carla Leon, CB 6 Community Assistant, gave the benches a fresh coat of paint.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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