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    Buffalo NY - Elmwood Avenue 1996

    By popular demand - a six kilometer long stretch of fantastic urbanity in the Great Lakes region. I'll post more parts in the series as I scan 'em in. Larger pics at http://www.cyburbia.org/gallery . Enjoy.





































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    looks like a really beautiful place, when did you take the pics?

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    Cool

    Cool. Reminds me of Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

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    Thanks Dan,
    It's like looking back at Elmwood from when I was a kid. I was in eight grade back in '96. Kinda crazy, not too much has changes, except most of the vacant buildings aren't vacant anymore. With the construction season just beginning there are about 5 projects happening on Elmwood, but I don't know what they all are.

    Maybe I'll try to take some pictures when they get closer to completion. That empty lot, the "tot lot" is having a building built on it.

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    The Elmwood Strip, revisited

    Dan:

    Thanks for the pix....great shots...I'm going to be visiting the area in about a week and will see how it's holding up, given the city's recurring financial nightmares which is an outcome of the vacuum in leadership, amongst other things.

    I'd like to think that despite those things, places like this will endure. Let's hope so.

    Miles

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    Re: The Elmwood Strip, revisited

    Originally posted by Miles Ignatius
    Thanks for the pix....great shots...I'm going to be visiting the area in about a week and will see how it's holding up, given the city's recurring financial nightmares which is an outcome of the vacuum in leadership, amongst other things.
    Last time I was in Buffalo, I found Elmwood Avenue to be holding up quite well. I took a bunch of pictures then, too, and found that the area is being cleaned up gradually. Somewhat less grit, fewer weeds, and businesses ticking ever so slightly upscale.

    32nd Street in Denver's West Highlands neighborhood reminds me of a mini-Elmwood; the animated area stretches for only two blocks, instead of 25.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    More 1996 EV.















































































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