Property Address:  2040 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

Property Owner:  Yusang Chung and Kyung A Chung 1043 S Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

City Council District and Contact:  District 12, Carl Stokes

2040 Harford Road

As I was taking this photo, I was approached by an elderly woman and her son — “They need to tear that down!”, she said.  “Yes ma’am they do.”, I replied. She then inquired whether I worked for the city, and I said that no, I don’t.  Her son asked if I was buying the building — he seemed hopeful, and his hopes were quickly dashed when I said that no, I am not buying the building.

Apparently the woman and her son lived in the neighborhood for quite some time, as she regaled me with a list of businesses that had come and gone — it’s now next door to a shiny new-ish Family Dollar, and the building’s in bad shape.  “Rain gets in there.  The water probably pours in through the roof.”  She then asked me to do her a favor.  “You send that picture to the city in an email and tell them to tear it down.”

So, ma’am in the bright pink outfit — this post is for you.  Trust me, the city will hear about it.