Living in Detroit makes me extremely race conscious. When I didn’t live in the city, the high percentage of black residents was always one of the first things associated with the city. Living here I don’t notice much other than the fact that Indian residents - being Indian myself - seem to be in a […]
Detroit seizes the moment to rebuild
In a region riven by city-suburban feuds over such issues as Cobo Center, bus routes and water rates, the RiverWalk shows that competing interests can and do cooperate to achieve major goals.
Urban renewal didn’t work, centrally planned large projects (like shopping mall magnate Taubman’s Riverfront Towers, the RenCen) never turn […]
Postcards From Detroit: From the days when the Detroit Grand Prix was just that - A Grand Prix
From 1982 through 1988, the Formula 1 circus included the mean streets of Detroit, Michigan, among its annual stops.
From whence comes the new book “Postcards From Detroit” by Roger Hart, David Bull Publishing, 9×10 inches, hardbound, 96 pages,103 […]
This is an experiment where I’m going to try to round up the daily Detroit news from any source. Hopefully I will be able to keep updating it daily.
Historic Downtown Detroit Hotel Landmark to Re-Open in 2008 with …
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) and MCP Development, LLC has announced that the legendary […]
Launched last month Detour is a new online magazine about indie and underground music, film, and other media at the national level but based in Detroit (well actually Royal Oak) continuing Detroit’s music journalism tradition a la Creem, which may no longer be “America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine” despite having somewhat of a rebirth […]
All I can say is wow. Six hundred luxury condominiums in addition to the hundreds of other planned developments already in the works along the Detroit Riverfront. And the first part of the new development is an 80-unit luxury highrise next to the RenCen.
Crains Detroit and Detroit News
Howell, a place that doesn’t necessarily bring to mind progressive thinking on public transit, has voted to support regional rail that would connect the city to Ann Arbor in the midst of construction along US-23:
The Washtenaw and Livingston Line train, nicknamed WALLY by members of the US-23 Coalition that secured funds for the feasibility study, […]
The $0.08 fares from DTW to New York (LaGuardia) are sold out but there are still tickets to Florida starting from $8 and $88 to California. Perhaps it’s not the best time of the year to leave Michigan for those places but if you were already making plans to go, buy now. The […]
In celebration of Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander’s historic no-hitter Tuesday night at Comerica Park, the Detroit Historical Society has put together a special limited time display and admission promotion which debuts Saturday at the Detroit Historical Museum.
From Saturday, June 16 through Sunday, July 8 (the last day before the All Star Break), visitors will be […]