Binghamton Demolitions

By Jared Kaplan

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 3, 2006 at 3:39 PM EST

Richard Bucci took the first whack at 128 Laurel Avenue.
Then a crew from Gorick Construction moved in to knock it down.
Binghamton foreclosed on the 6-unit apartment building.
It's using money from the federal Community Development Block Grant to pay for demolition.
"By removing this eyesore right away we're going to improve the look, the feel and the impression residents have on their own neighborhood," says Bucci.
Bucci also says neighbors will have the opportunity to buy the land and perhaps build a new home on the site.
New zoning regulations won't allow another large apartment building on Laurel Avenue.
Before the week's out, the city will also have 2-family homes at 2 Evans Street and 130 Liberty Street torn down.

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