Walking around Fairmount and Union Hill, there are 10-15 foot stretches of the sidewalk where the bricks have been removed.
The missing bricks are always the old bricks and the stretches are almost always in front of an empty house. The sidewalk is not being repaired in these instances and there are no signs of any utility work.
This is something that has been catching my eye for the past year at least, and I’ve spent too much time wondering about it. Someone must be stealing the bricks to reuse or sell, right? But they’ve never been seen or caught, somehow.