In that area anything is possible. Back in the day East Utica was a great area to raise a family & grow up in. Sadly, no more. It's a damn shame what drugs have done to this city. In the past 10 years or so a good portion of East Utica has been taken over by drug peddlers, addicts & lowlife trash.
That has to be fairly close to the fish market. We used to go to the Kossuth Fish Market to buy fish fries to go and other seafood. At least once every summer I would buy a bag of clams for a family picnic.
BSU how right you are. Eventually most of that area will be the out patient wing of Rescue Mission half way house and Drug Treatment Facility. Right now I have noticed a newer migration and that is into North Utica. I call that the next Cornhill. Just watch.