"lots of rebuilding"
I go here every weekend with my dog to the Socratese Sculpture Park. Just down from there is Costco, and beyond that, another great park to go with families and young kids. There's a playground, and people have picnics there on Saturdays and Sundays. There's a lovely walkway along the river. Beyond that, there are alot of old buildings that are being renovated for new condos, or new buildings going up. It's a little far from a subway station, but there are busses going down broadway that'll take you right to one in 10 minutes.