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urban blight


by The Staff September 25, 2015


  There is no greater monument to—and indictment of—America’s urban policy failure than the city of Detroit. Deindustrialization, redlining, racism, suburban flight, poverty, exploitation and architectural neglect have affected many American cities, including more than a ...

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You’re Goin’ Down

by Erin Pihlaja May 8, 2013


  How long does it take to demo a 19th-century building? Better question: How long to take down seven of them? Before 10 AM on Monday (May 6) an Albany-based demolition company, DiTonno & Sons, set ...

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Blight Fight

by Erin Pihlaja April 24, 2013

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  Jackie Jenkins-Cox stands at the intersection of North Lake and Clinton avenues in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood. She points to an empty lot on the corner and reminisces about a meat market that once stood ...