The Hard Part
Evicted From a Blighted Street, Newark's Mayor Finds Another
By ANDREW JACOBS
NEWARK, Nov. 19 - The magenta "praise the Lord" throw pillows: trash. The Black Santa holiday tie: a keeper. The lime-green dress shirt:
"It's not mayoral," said an aide with unconcealed disdain. Into the charity pile it went.
On Mayor Cory A. Booker's final night at his bachelor-pad apartment in Brick Towers last Monday, there were important sartorial decisions to be made before the movers arrived. After living in one of the city's most notoriously troubled buildings - where heat, hot water and elevator service were often in short supply - since 1998, Mr. Booker and two dozen other holdouts were being evicted to make way for the bulldozers.