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by Peter Moskos

August 23, 2008

The Eastern Today

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.


Anonymous said...

Sorry, but where did all the people who live there go?

PCM said...

That's a good question.
Some moved to other neighborhoods (the Northeast District, in particular). Some moved to the suburbs. Some are locked up in prison.

And some... just faded away.

It's a very good question.