Whole clusters of vacant and blighted properties in the City of Binghamton are being torn down over the next several days.

Neighbors of the eyesores on Mygatt Street broke out lawn chairs and perched on front steps to watch the first two hulking structures come down.

Mayor Richard David says adjoining blighted properties do even more to bring down values and the livability of City neighborhoods.

Ten deteriorating properties are on the current list to come down.

The demolition is costing $361,000 and is being paid for through the Community Development Block Grant program and the City’s General Fund.