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A construction worker sprays down a vacant, blighted building at 722 Eastern Ave. in Schenectady in August as an excavator tears into its side.
A construction worker sprays down a vacant, blighted building at 722 Eastern Ave. in Schenectady in August as an excavator tears into its side.
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Minutes after a Friday afternoon news conference by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blocked off a portion of Eastern Avenue in Schenectady, an excavator tore into the side of a vacant, blighted building along the corridor. Surrounded by orange safety fencing, the building at 722 Eastern Ave. — with its rusted door, dirty white siding and boarded windows — was the perfect backdrop for Schneiderman to announce $20 million in funding would be made available ...


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