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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Andy's Angles: Providence





Way back when...

I like to say Scranton is not a city.  It is a collection of small neighborhoods.  Back in the day, they were cities unto themselves.  Home, apartments, stores and other businesses, services like barber shops, pharmacies, movie theaters, bakeries, and banks...  Green Ridge, Bull's Head, South Side, West Side, Petersburg...

Sadly, those days are gone.

I passed through the Providence section of Scranton the other day.  It's not what it once was.  The bank closed long ago.  There are plenty of empty storefronts and run down buildings  Some restaurants and bars remain, and that's a good thing.  There is at least a little life here.

It doesn't seem like it's that far from a resurgence.