Ten Dead American Cities
Buffalo and Flint lead the way
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2010 3:19 PM CDT
The cleanup of a multiple shooting outside a Buffalo restaurant. Crime is one reason Buffalo is No. 1 on the 'dead cities' list.   (AP Photo/ David Duprey)
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(Newser) – It's another cities-in-trouble list, although this one from 24/7 Wall St declares these "desolate urbanscapes" not just dying but dead. (For the usual reasons of population loss, manufacturing exodus, crime, etc.) Here's the top 5:

  1. Buffalo: "Wounded irreparably by the de-industrialization of America."
  2. Flint: It's simple: "In 1960, GM employed 80,000 people in Flint and it employs fewer than 8,000 today."

  1. Hartford: It used to be an insurance mecca. But, geez, even "The Hartford" is gone now.
  2. Cleveland: It once thrived on steel, rubber, and autos. Enough said.
  3. New Orleans: Katrina sped things up, but the real demise here began in the 1970s.
Click the link for the full list, which includes New York's capital and, yes, Detroit.