Every Binghamton neighborhood has at least one property that is a symbol of blight — a black eye for the streetscape. These symbols of blight have come to define certain neighborhoods in a negative light. Many have languished for years because local government lacked the determination and creativity to take control and tear them down. Just like the demolition of the Collier St. garage changed the landscape of downtown, the demolition of infamous neighborhood eyesores will restore morale and increase property values. By the end of 2018, the City will have executed more than 100 blight demolitions under this Administration’s plan. We are showing residents in this City, as well as officials at the local, state and federal level that Binghamton is unrelenting in its war against blight. We can and will restore integrity to our neighborhoods.

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