Tagged: Brooklyn

City Owned Blight: 4202 Audrey Avenue

Property Address: 4202 Audrey Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21225

Property Owner: Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

City Council District and Contact:  District 10, Ed Reisinger

State Senator (District 46): William C. Ferguson IV

State Delegates (District 46): Luke H. Clippinger, Peter A. Hammen, Brooke E. Lierman

Thanks to Reader MC for the photo — according to her, the home has been vacant for 10+ years. Time to get this home back into circulation!

4202 Audrey Avenue

4202 Audrey Avenue

Link Roundup

Philadelphia could be doing more to stop blight, resident says.

Brooklyn (NY) residents have been living with no heat, no hot water, bad electric, and rats — now the slumlords are facing jail if issues are not resolved.  Where was Bill DeBlasio and his Slumlord Watch List?

I think every bad property owner in Baltimore should suffer the same fate as the guy in this article from 1987.

Vacant house burns in Richmond, officials call it “suspicious”.

Beautiful photographs of vacant Detroit.

Cleveland is finding usefulness in its vacant lots.  Baltimore, on the other hand, will let you buy a lot, pay taxes on it for 10 years…but you can’t do anything with it until the 10 years are up.

Newark, Ohio’s “Dirty Dozen” vacant homes to be torn down.

More super-cool news from Cleveland. Remember the gas explosion we wrote about last year?  Residents have decided to turn it into a positive…and a public art project.  LOVE this!

Brooklyn (NY) Slumlord Watch?

Just read a fantastic article in the Queens Examiner about Brooklyn Councilman Bill de Blasio, who wants to start a Slumlord Watch List to keep track of bad landlords.  We of course think this is a great idea, and wish Councilman de Blasio the best of luck in this venture!  (Frankly, we think there should be a Slumlord Watch in every city across America.)

We hope Councilman de Blasio will start a blog to keep people posted on his Watch List!