City of Binghamton, New York

Mayor David Kicks Off 2019 Blighted Property Demolitions, 100th Teardown Since 2014


(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David visited 4 Amsbry St. on the North Side on Monday to kick off a wave of eight property demolitions that will include the administration’s 100th demolition since 2014.

“Our aggressive and sweeping approach to fighting blight across the City has made Binghamton a true leader by example,” said Mayor Richard C. David. “Since day one, this administration has recognized that vacant and abandoned buildings hurt nearby property values, attract crime, frustrate residents and contribute to the decline of neighborhoods. We’ve torn down more eyesores than any other local municipality or administration to date, from the most visible areas of the City to the most remote neighborhoods.”

The properties to be demolished this round are:

  • 26 Lyon St.
  • 4 Amsbry St.
  • 19 Franklin St.
  • 56 Holland St.
  • 4 Duke St.
  • 41 Grand St.
  • 86 Pine St.
  • 13 Vine St.

Six of the properties, including 26 Lyon St., were on the Broome County tax foreclosure list. The City acquired them from the County, preventing them from going to the County auction.

The City purchased 4 Duke St. from the owner as part of flood mitigation efforts on the South Side. 41 Grand St. is an unsafe structure that was donated to the City in lieu of tax foreclosure.

Once the buildings are demolished, the vacant lots will be incorporated into the City’s side lot program for purchase by adjoining property owners or kept as permanent green space for flood hazard mitigation.

All-Around Excavating, of Johnson City, is performing the demolition work at a cost of $164,074, paid for by Community Development Block Grant funding. 

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