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Neighborhood Watch: SpaHa Letdown?

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A new resident of Spanish Harlem may be having some second thoughts, just one week into residency: "Add in quite possibly the biggest urban blight in all of New York City -- the elevated brick wall that carries the Metro North above 96th Street -- and you've got an area with extraordinarily low property values whose lack of basic lifestyle amenities (I hate to come back to pizza, but the value of being able to go down the block to grab a slice really is underrated) like quality drug stores, restaurants and bars, as well as a general feeling of isolation from the rest of the city are huge, if not insurmountable, roadblocks in improving the area." [North of 96th]