Here are pictures from the Eastern District today.
I keep thinking that the Eastern hasn't changed since I left. But of course it has. On one hand, Hopkins took over a bunch of it. On the other, I'm sure it's even more abandoned than ever. The population dropped 30% between 1990 and 2000. There's no reason to think that trend hasn't continued up to 2008. That's a lot of empty buildings and vacant lots.