Nine More Abandoned Binghamton Buildings to be Demolished
Crews are starting to tear down several additional abandoned structures as the city of Binghamton continues to fight neighborhood blight.
The first of a new round of nine planned demolitions occurred Monday at 113 Gaylord Street on the East Side. The small three-bedroom house had been on the market for a listed price of $19,900 in May of last year.
In a statement released by City Hall, Mayor Richard David said: "Vacant and abandoned buildings hurt nearby property values, attract crime, frustrate residents and contribute to the decline of neighborhoods."
Gorick Construction of Binghamton is to be paid $242,000 for the series of demolitions.
Structures also will be torn down at: 13 Baltimore Avenue, 27 Edwards Street, 28 Gerard Avenue, 14 Lydia Street, 3 Matis Street, 7 Matis Street, 40 Medford Street and 11 Mill Street.
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