I use to live in the area of Black Rock off of Amherst Street in Buffalo. The area that you are referring to has declined dramatically. Unfornuately it is continuing to do so. The crime is up, as it is in many areas of Buffalo. But who knows what the future will bring. The values on most properties are low due to many vacant homes within the area. The Mayor is doing all he can to turn the city around, he has made some changes that have had a positive effect.