Power plant in Jersey closes, but it’s not a nice place to be

The Joy Oil gas station on 5th Avenue in Newark, New Jersey, opened in 1920. Last year, the city tore down part of the building to make way for a grocery store. But workers have been unable to find a commercial tenant for the place, and the building is still empty. For many years, the city planned to save the dilapidated building by turning it into an affordable housing complex for elderly and homeless people. The plan was scrapped last year, when the city council voted to demolish the property. Mr Bartlett is an owner of the building. He says it’s “impossible to build” there at the moment. Photograph: NBC

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