Clean and Safe
…With new people.
Block by Block, Inc. has been contracted to provide “Clean and Safe” services in SouthSide Bethlehem. Block by Block operates close to 70 similar operations from coast to coast and is recognized as a pre-eminent provider of these services. You will recognize our SouthSide Ambassadors by their signature gold and blue uniforms with the familiar acorn lamp popping out of the logo. They are fully trained to support you, the people of South Bethlehem and are led by our energetic and personable Operations Manager, Hector Lopez.
Clean: The “Clean” team operates daily throughout the district keeping the sidewalk areas clean. Their services include picking up litter, removing graffiti and posters, emptying trash receptacles, removing weeds from tree wells and sidewalk cracks, and generally keeping your downtown looking presentable and welcoming for our visitors. They operate seven days a week from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Safe: The “Safe” team performs walking and bike patrols throughout the district providing a highly visible presence throughout strategic areas of the district for our visitors’ peace of mind. They are not police officers. Instead they work directly with the local police serving as additional eyes and ears. They operate Monday through Saturday from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Hospitality: All of our SouthSide Ambassadors are trained to provide personal hospitality to our visitors by offering friendly greetings and providing directions, recommendations, and assistance. By getting to know the local shop owners and residents, they will better understand some of the things they need to deal with on a regular basis. They can help visitors with parking questions and have been known to have a quarter handy for that visitor making a quick stop who is caught without any change.