The state or result of being blighted or deteriorated; dilapidation; decay; urban blight.
Something that impairs growth, withers hopes and ambitions, or impedes progress and prosperity.
To have a deleterious effect on; ruin. firstname.lastname@example.org
The corner of Ellis and Alcatraz has seen its share of fights, drug dealing, and graffiti. In the past years, the corner building fashioned a blank white wall that served as a canvas for taggers giving a grim and blighted reminder that South Berkeley still has a way to go before it pulls itself up by its bootstraps. This past summer, a corps of young students in Youth Spirit Artwork, directed by Edythe Boone and Sally Hindman, gave life to the corner with a colorful mural that celebrates the past, while giving hope to the future.