The old tenement building at 244 Elizabeth Street has been waiting on a renovation by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and a conversion into a low-income cooperative for its longtime residents. During that wait, which shows no signs of ending, the building has become a neighborhood eyesore, boarded up and covered with graffiti. But the process has been even harder on 244 Elizabeth's relocated residents, who have been moved to "unfriendly and unsafe" areas, in some cases never to return. So says the horribly depressing letter taped up to the building.
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