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Blighted property demolished

Eric Donald of Advance Donald Landscaping Services knocks down a portion of an abandoned house on the 800 block of North Madison Street Wednesday. The iconic blue houses that have come to symbolize poverty and blight near Lincoln Elementary Magnet School are coming down thanks to a partnership between the city of Albany and the Albany Housing Authority.

Eric Donald of Advance Donald Landscaping Services knocks down a portion of an abandoned house on the 800 block of North Madison Street Wednesday. The iconic blue houses that have come to symbolize poverty and blight near Lincoln Elementary Magnet School are coming down thanks to a partnership between the city of Albany and the Albany Housing Authority.

Eric Donald of Advance Donald Landscaping Services knocks down a portion of an abandoned house on the 800 block of North Madison Street Wednesday. The iconic blue houses that have come to symbolize poverty and blight near Lincoln Elementary Magnet School are coming down thanks to a partnership between the city of Albany and the Albany Housing Authority.