SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A home on Daisy Street in Syracuse is gone as the revitalization effort continues on the city's Southwest side.
A home at 110 Daisy Street was demolished Wednesday morning as part of the Midland-Lincoln-Bellevue project. Syracuse United Neighbors has been working with community groups to identify homes that can be rehabilitated, along with those that must be taken down.
Community members say removing rundown properties will not only help the neighborhood's appearance, but also help cut down on crime.
"One young man used this house to burglarize a store and then hide out in this particular house. So it was abandoned and even with all the board-ups and cleanups, they still saw it as an eyesore in the community, so with it being removed, it's going to be a positive impact in the community," said Mercedes Bloodworth.
A building on West Castle Street is scheduled to come down Thursday, followed by homes on Bellevue and Midland Avenues in the coming days.