nice Riverside thread, I think the area has a lot of Hungarian culture...If I'm not mistaken.
Examples of two very Buffalonian styles of residential architecture side-by-side - the semi-bungalow and the two-flat. A semi like the one in the photo, with original wood siding, is quite rare. It's an outstanding example despite the replacement windows, and the iron railings. On so many houses from the era in Buffalo, iron railings replaced the original wooden railings.
You may be from Riverside if...
* You consider abandoned grain mills and factories as places of worship.
* Your car has at least two body panels that are painted in grey primer.
* Your house smells like feet and "oregeno."
* You consider "Fuckin' a!" to be a complete, grammatically correct sentence.
* You ever lived within walking distance of at least three adult book stores.
* You own more than five bongs.
* "Glass pack muffler" is a regular part of your vocabulary.
* The most prized item in your wardrobe is a Quiet Riot concert t-shirt.
* You know the current market price for "an ounce."
* Your barber knows how to maintain a proper mullet.
* You don't have a cellular phone, but you have at least three CB radios, one of which is illegally modified for "extras."
* All the buttons of your car stereo are set to "97 Fuckin' Rock, man!"
* You hear someone talking about "nickels" and "dimes," and you know thay aren't talking about pocket change.
* You ever spray-painted your significant other's name on a railroad bridge.
* You ever spray-painted "Slayer" on a railroad bridge.
* You know where "Snakeland" is.
* You have never owned a vehicle that was built after 1980.
Over the past decade, Riverside has been the location for Serbs who have just come to America to settle, many of which belong to my church. After a number of years in the neighborhood, many move on to other neighborhoods, but some stick around. The movement of Russians into the neighborhood is very similar. I have not witnessed any other ethnic immigrant groups specifically, but that doesn't necessarily mean there aren't others. It mainly comes down to the fact that there are still remnants of the Serbian community left in Riverside, the American Serbian Club is in Old Town just over the border in Tonawanda, as well as the relatively low rents, 1200 - 1500 sq. ft. flats for $500 - $600 a month on average. Usually, when these families come over they are of decent size, usually 3 - 4 children. They tend to end up being typical American success stories, I know two guys that graduated from Buff State and are now gainfully employed, and another who started up a home renovation business. Those who have stayed have helped to contribute to the neighborhood. Definitely a win for Buffalo...Stip, are those Eastern European immigrant groups currently active (still moving in) or is it mostly 2nd, 3rd generation descendants? I know you mentioned Russians are currently moving in, but what about those other groups?
LOLFirst time I think I've seen picket fencing used on a front porch. :nuts: