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McCarthy looking to demolish 150 buildings

868 Eastern Avenue in Schenectady is scheduled for demolition after being purchased by the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
868 Eastern Avenue in Schenectady is scheduled for demolition after being purchased by the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority.
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Mayor Gary McCarthy is making plans for the city to knock down as many as 150 buildings this year. “We can do the worst of the worst,” he said. “We want it to happen this year.” The only trouble is that it might cost as much as $4.5 million. The city only has about $2.5 million, if it gets a loan from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city’s application has gotten ...

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