while floating around in satelite land (over Buffalo NY) I noticed a very disinct line. On one side of a street the density of houses was very high. On the other side the density was greatly reduced.
The area shown here is a part of Buffalo's East Side called Hamlin Park. I had often heard that Hamlin Park was a very nice intact neighborhood on Buffalo's mostly devestated East Side. This boundary clearly shows where the stable Hamlin Park abuts the ravaged East Side that most people in Western New York associate with "the city".
This image interests me because there is nothing visible other than a street that divides these two neighborhoods. Usually there is a shrap contrast in land use, geography or a major road or highway that separates two areas. but this is a minor street and the housing on each side is identical in age and type and yet one side is seeing rampant vacancy and neglect followed demolition while the other is in very good condition with very high density.
Whats up with this? Do you know of other examples of this kind of thing?