This is a before and after picture of the building on 439 E. 74th St. was torn down on April 25, 2012. It has been vacant for years and has often housed a lot of drug users and the like. The residents in that area had been trying to get something done with that building for years.The picture above is of the 6-unit apartment building before it's demolition when it was boarded up. Click both pics for a larger resolution!
The picture below is of this building being torn down and with Ald. Sawyer himself at the site of the demolition.
It looks like it was a nice building once an now it will no longer be a nuisance to the community!