New York Times: “Cheers in Newark for a Housing Project’s Downfall”:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/13/nyregion/13brick.html
A green-spangled marching band shimmied and lunged to a crash of cymbals. Inside a giant tent, a five-piece band serenaded the crowd, which was dining on a Southern-style catered lunch. Save for the overcast skies, it was a glorious day for the destruction of a building.
The celebration, on Wednesday morning, marked the final days of Brick Towers, one of Newark’s most dysfunctional apartment complexes, whose best-known tenant, Cory A. Booker, went on to become the city’s mayor.