Each summer the locals in the suburban town of Cheektowaga, New York host the largest migratory flock of plastic flamingos in the country. The largely Polish-American citizenry have been hosting the flamingos for decades, although for a brief period of time they were endangered when their habitat was usurped by plywood images of bent over women in house-dresses. Despite this temporary setback the flamingos have once again taken their rightful place among the begonias and geraniums bordering the perfectly manicured lawns and shrubbery of the town lovingly known as "Cheektavegas". Irene Sczesztojewicz's lawn, pictured at right, is dotted with the birds; "I like dem. Dey're a nice pink. Ant dey don't poop."