A dilapidated home owned by the Somalian government in the Forest Heights section of New Rochelle
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will be demolished, Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced.
The home at 250 Elk Avenue was abandoned years ago and has been "an eyesore and nuisance" ever since, according to one neighbor.
The resolution as to the home’s future involved the Forest Heights neighborhood association, the City of New Rochelle and the U.S. Department of State. The demolition of the house and improvements to the property will be funded through Somali government funds that the U.S. government is holding in trust, generated by sale of Somali Embassy property in Washington, D.C.