Idora has come up here before. It lost it's classic amusement park to a fire, it's carousel is now under The Brooklyn Bridge and many of it's houses have been abandoned.
Still recent efforts have created urban gardens and sustainable agriculture which both adds some life and employment while making the area healthier and more attractive.
See the details and consider supporting them on Kickstarter.
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