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05.11.15 Prachi Gupta

Parts of Queens are starting to look like Baltimore, Detroit and St. Louis, dotted with abandoned homes that have turned into a major nuisance for the local community. DNAinfo reports that some of the vacant homes in Jamaica, Queens were left empty due to foreclosures: According to local elected officials and published reports, of all […]

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10.11.12 Andy Cush

Marketing firm Brainiacs from Mars wants to pay your mortgage for a year, and all you have to do in exchange is turn your house into a giant, orange and green billboard like the one above. So far 149 Brooklynites have applied for the home makeover, as have 22 Manhattanites, 64 Bronx residents, 73 Staten […]

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04.13.12 Joseph Schulhoff

Students from The New School banded together to form a protest choir in an effort to disrupt foreclosure auctions at the Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday. The students erupted in a song right as the foreclosure auction began, which was 30 minutes early as to avoid such a scenario. This action is following the recent foreclosure […]

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11.10.10 Lauri Apple

NATIONAL: Alaska Republican Joe Miller and his blue ox, Babe, are suing in federal court to uphold the senate election ballot count and something something, etc. You knew this was going to happen. |Joe Miller campaign| […]

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07.13.10 Marina Galperina

Apparently, foreclosed-real-estate looters tend to “avoid funky and arty” homes. Artist Mitch Cope and architect Gina Reichert garland abandoned houses with stripes, jam windows with painted cones and trade boarded-up doors for rock sculpture blockades to discourage break-ins. The “bizarre sculptural” defense is now on view at MOCA Detroit, in case you need an alternative […]

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