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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 1:16 AM
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Buffalo, New York - Grant Street/West Side

The West Side of Buffalo is adjacent to the Niagara River, which runs south to north and separated the USA from Canada. Grant Street runs north-south through the middle of the West Side, parallel to the popular Elmwood Avenue/Elmwood Village neighborhood. For the most part, the Wes Side has been able to maintain the majority of its built environment, and has been home to waves of immigrants since the 1860s, which continues today. Although this area has been generally poor for the last few decades, gentrification is occurring as people are moving in after being priced out of the adjacent Elmwood Village neighborhood.

Grant-Ferry intersection remains the heart of the neighborhood, but there are no images of that immediate corner in this photo spread. Most of the images are from the area near Grant and Lafayette.

Heading south down Grant Street from the Black Rock neighborhood, passing the Buffalo State College area, which has been in the process of redeveloping a formerly run down section of Grant by building new apartments, dormitories, and other campus facilities:

IMG_1119
by bpawlik, on Flickr

Grant and Lafayette area:

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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


IMG_1123
by bpawlik, on Flickr

The West Side is a very multicultural area.

IMG_1131
by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr


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by bpawlik, on Flickr

Closer to the Elmwood Village area:

IMG_1154
by bpawlik, on Flickr


IMG_1155
by bpawlik, on Flickr


IMG_1156
by bpawlik, on Flickr


IMG_1166
by bpawlik, on Flickr


IMG_1169
by bpawlik, on Flickr

The City of Buffalo flag seems to be a new symbol of gentrification

IMG_1167
by bpawlik, on Flickr

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Last edited by benp; Dec 13, 2020 at 1:46 AM.
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