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Buffalo, New York - Elmwood Avenue, Fall 2001 (LONG!)

Dan

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Despite the severe economic decline the Buffalo region has experienced since the 1950s, there are still some bright spots in the city. One of them is Elmwood Village, one of the nation's largest bohemian/creative class neighborhoods. The neighborhood is really quite an anomaly for a blue collar city like Buffalo

These photos were taken in Fall 2001. Enjoy.

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Miles Ignatius

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Great Stuff Again, Dan!

I was there around Memorial Day and stopped by @ the Spot for a cup of "good Joe" and friendly conversation with the locals, after strolling the Strip. A splendid afternnon and I was left wondering....Why does this town think that it needs a casino for economic redemption?

[Of course, we know the answer to that one...]
 

Chet

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Cool thread Dan. The environment reminds me on Lincoln Park in Chicago, except for differences in architectural style.
 

biscuit

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Great photos Dan! Kind of reminds me of either a more bohemian version of Shadyside or a less dense South Side Flats - two hipster neighborhoods here in Pittsburgh.
I don't know if it's the architecture, vibe, or what, but there's something about older northeastern industrial cities that lends itself to these funky creative neighborhoods.
 

tsc

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I just heard a lecture by Donovan Rypkema...on the economics of historic preservation. His point was that these older communites like Elmwood... are often the only vital areas of the cities. He goes on to blast those who fight historic preservation and adaptive reuse...

He starts out his lecture.... "I betch you wonder what a white, republican heterosexual has to say about historic preservation."
He points to the fact that historic districts are the strongest regions in most cities in regards to population, economic stabliity, and affordable housing.

Catch him if you can.... he lectures all over the place


Great pics!
 
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