Ann Arbor has a car sharing co-op but it’s not the most user-friendly organization. That’s why I was pleased when I found out that Zipcar is available in Ann Arbor just like it is in Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, and San Francisco. They have locations convenient to people on central campus (University of Michigan of […]
In Sperling’s latest “Best Places to Live” list oh 400 cities Ann Arbor is rated number five up from number six last time. The criteria, arguably somewhat arbitrary, are based on quality of life including the state of the job market, which explains why Detroit, not including half of its suburbs, dropped precipitously since […]
A publication called fDi (shorthand for “foreign direct investment”), produced bimonthly by the Financial Times of London, recently released its biannual “Cities of the Future: North America” report. The publication invites cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to compete. Each is judged on economic potential, cost-effectiveness, human resources, quality of life, infrastructure, business-friendliness, and […]
some of the best graffiti in the city of Detroit lies in a place called the Dequindre Cut, which is an old rail line that connects the East Riverfront (Rivertown, east of the Renaissance Center) and the Eastern Market. There are plans to turn into a green walking path and it is claimed that […]
The Ford Piquette Avenue plant was recently featured in the Free Press. It’s the birthplace of the Model T, also known as the Tin Lizzie, but hadn’t been used for years and was in danger of being lost until a few years ago the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc (T-Plex, for short) stepped […]
How do they get the pear in the bottle?
In Spring, a bottle is tied over a budding branch in the pear orchard with hopes that a Bartlett pear will grow to maturity inside the bottle. The pear is harvested, cleaned and washed, and the bottle is then filled with pear brandy from the same orchard […]
If you’re an artist and you’re looking for a residency in the city of Detroit and free use of the building’s interior in the almost any way you can imagine, plus money for materials and free promotion, then you need to get to one of the last remaining open houses for the Carriage House of […]
Another Google Maps (actually Google Earth this time) reference to Ann Arbor/Detroit from Lifehacker.
This time it’s a new layer added to Google Earth showing the AIA’s top picks for architecture in the United States and the Legal Research Building at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is shown as an example. It is […]