Thursday, November 4, 2021



Carbondale has a lot going for it.  It's a very nice, small city with an active downtown and a beautiful city hall.  It has a wonderful history, and it's the gateway to the Poconos.  Good people live here.

And then, there is what you see above.

It's sad.

The 6th Avenue bridge is closed and there is a rotting, abandoned hotel on the other side.  It's been this way for decades.  It's right in the center of the downtown-- near the fire station and city hall.

Could you imagine what could be done with this space?  Parking?  A park?  An event venue?  Even an empty lot would be an improvement, not to mention the improved traffic flow a new bridge would mean.

It's a blotch on a fine city that should have been taken care of years ago.