Okay -- YES. We -- by which I mean the team of people led by you, NoLibs138 -- can certainly make that one of the projects of the April 14th cleanup day.
Northern Liberties' main cleanup effort that day is a neighborhood work day at Liberty Lands. We do these twice a year, but it's fun to have the rest of the city pitching in to clean up on the same day. Plus there's special trash pick up.
But the NLNA is also encouraging people to do block cleanup of their own blocks on that day as well. And President Matt Ruben is organizing a "bandit sign" removal effort to take down those crummy illegal advertising signs on the telephone poles. Seems to me as if his team -- who will have ladders -- and your team -- who will need ladders and someone with a clear sense of how you get those shoes down without electrocuting yourselves -- belong together.
So you especially need to contact the NLNA -- go to www.nlna.org
, or e-mail Lara, the great goddess of Northern Liberties organization, at email@example.com
-- to plan your assault. Anyone else who wants to organize a block cleanup and get the special trash pickup ON THAT DAY (which is essential, or the wind will eliminate your work) should also contact the NLNA to get signed up. Tools like brooms, shovels, trash bags, and gloves will be available at the NLNA office for borrowing.
Oh. And I like the snopes article. I always thought it was a drug-dealer sign, too, although obviously not a good one, because there are way too many shoes around for them all to be drug corners.