However, The Block is an urban slum. The dilapidated buildings, people loitering around the square, seemingly without anything important to do and the rumors of drug abuse all lend to this fact (Time Out Sydney, 2010). Despite the squalor of the place, it has a striking feature in the form of a patch of grass in the middle of the block. The grass is green and well-tended, and seems to say that despite the fact that it may not be the suburbs,
The Block still has a lot of good to offer. The block is served by a railways station that goes into Sydney and Red Fern. Additionally, it has several roads that lead to it.
Knopp (1993) states that slums are an unfortunate but constant feature of urban centers.