"I don't know why they tore it down," Arthur Royster, 81, says as he walks past the fenced-in remain of the Fayette Place public housing project in the Hayti district on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2016. "Everybody's about the damn dollar," says the retired housekeeper at N.C. Central University. "Money's good; you need it to survive. "But people take the money and that's all they think about."
"I don't know why they tore it down," Arthur Royster, 81, says as he walks past the fenced-in remain of the Fayette Place public housing project in the Hayti district on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2016. "Everybody's about the damn dollar," says the retired housekeeper at N.C. Central University. "Money's good; you need it to survive. "But people take the money and that's all they think about." Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver,com
"I don't know why they tore it down," Arthur Royster, 81, says as he walks past the fenced-in remain of the Fayette Place public housing project in the Hayti district on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2016. "Everybody's about the damn dollar," says the retired housekeeper at N.C. Central University. "Money's good; you need it to survive. "But people take the money and that's all they think about." Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver,com

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