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Then and now: 'The worst slum in America'

Charlotte Street in New York City's South Bronx was once world famous for its blight. Now it's a slice of suburbia in the inner city - complete with Bimmers and boats.

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Then: Charlotte Street and Seabury Place
Then: Charlotte Street and Seabury Place
In 1975, when this photo was taken, Charlotte Street was a wasteland of abandoned buildings, derelict and dangerous. Urban entropy had reduced most of them to their lowest common denominators: broken brick, crushed mortar and shattered glass.

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Last updated November 10 2009: 6:29 AM ET
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