It makes me sad that Cleveland has been in the news a lot lately, the focus of stories on foreclosure and job layoffs. 10,000 vacant houses and one of the highest poverty rates in the country, it's sad that the place I grew up is now suffering the most with the turn of events with the economy.
here's the link to the NYT's article
and a picture
(taken by rueben cox nytimes)
my mom was telling me that houses are doing exactly as the above house shows, "No Copper." A house that was being renovated next to a family friend was burglarized of it's brand new copper pipes. Sad that something seemingly so mundane as pipes are still targeted because of what it is made out of.