I hesitated a few days too long…When I arrived yesterday crews were hard at work ripping the interior apart. There is a great deal of beautiful art work – aka graffiti – being demolished in the process. There is great skepticism in Yonkers that this project will ever get off the ground and anger over the tax breaks the developers will get. Yonkers is a struggling city with a small tax base and the citizens are not thrilled at giving their money away to a profit-making enterprise.
It surprised me just how much seeing this changed my mood. When I arrived I was feeling good. By the time I left I was, I don’t know, somewhere between depressed and pissed off.
If you want to see a piece of what the interior looked like check out the link to my 11-14-11 post. This is what I saw yesterday.