Thursday, September 24, 2009

Park Avenue - Orange, NJ

There aren't too many original buildings left from the original picture. Park Avenue was initially intended to be one of Orange's grand residential promenades - and named so because of its terminus in West Orange at Llewellyn Park ([still] a very upscale, gated community) - but unfortunately had those aspirations short-lived.

Today the area around Park Avenue suffers from urban decline and has a very high crime rate... As does much of Orange and East Orange.

The "now" photo was taken in 2007.

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