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    Jeferson and Alter, Eggert Road, and other jarring urban-suburban divides

    The closest thing Buffalo might have to a "Jefferson and Alter" is Eggert Road. On Eggert north of the city line (the break in the pavement) is the leafy, well-off Eggertsville neighborhood in Amherst. South of the line is the dense, working/lower-middle predominantly minority Kensington neighborhood in Buffalo, with the middle-class, mostly white Treehaven enclave east of Eggert Road.

    A bit west of there: Winspear Avenue and points south are in Buffalo. Mona Drive and points north are in Amherst.



    The transition is jarring, but nothing like a cross-Alter journey in Detroit.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Wow. That's pretty drastic. Grosse Pointe Park looks an awful lot like Kenmore.

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