i3Detroit is “a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture” in Ferndale. Aka a hackerspace, “community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.”
Hackerspaces have been springing up around the country and the world. While there are computer “hackers” (writing software, not breaking into […]
Ann Arbor needs a skate park. And there are at least 30 reasons why. Right now Ann Arbor skateboarders need to travel to neighboring communities like Westland, the Meijers skate park in Brighton, or the Modern Skate Park in Royal Oak in order to get their vertical fix. It does no good […]
Chicago-based photographer/videographer James P. Morse followed Ghostly International artist Randolph Chabot, aka Deastro, around Detroit for a day and edited the footage into “Ghostly Presents: Deastro” with visits to his home and even John King’s Bookstore. You can catch him for a night in Ann Arbor at Necto this Sunday before he leaves for […]
Did Metro Detroit get a new addition to its public transportation system without us noticing? It appears we did get a new form of regional transit. No, no trains yet, but a new shuttle bus that transports citizens from some of Metro Detroit’s nightlife districts, downtown Detroit, Royal Oak, and Ferndale.
I called it […]
Metromode Two Wheel Revolution
Ann Arbor: a 2006 Bicycling Top 21 city for cyclists and a designated Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, still is just under 3% for its bicycle commuting rate although locals wish to change that.
Ferndale: the city has a new bike way network with 3.5 miles of bike lanes […]
Miss Michigan named new Miss America
She breaks the streak of Miss America’s coming from Oklahoma, and is the first contestant from Michigan to become Miss America since 1988.
Ann Arbor’s Blimpy Burger was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, appropriately enough.
“Burgers, Rings and Fries
Guy Fieri uncovers some of the best of the best of the All American meal: burgers made fresh-ground from steak while patrons watch and available in 16 varieties at a San Francisco institution; stuffed burgers that are a […]
The Jazzy Cafe enchants Harmonie Park
The Jazzy Cafe is a large part of the recent resurgence of street level shops in Harmonie Park. Mike obtained the space in May of 2006 his background in home improvement and plumbing allowed him to do most of the renovations himself. Its a process that took more time but […]
There is a new report out from the Brookings Institute written by Christopher Leinberger, a professor at the University of Michigan, that surveys the top 30 metropolitan areas of the United States and ranks them by how many walkable urban areas they have. According to the Brookings Institute list Detroit comes in at number […]
Support, deal move 8 Mile-Woodward shopping mall plans forward
Support poured in Wednesday for a proposed 30-acre, $90-million retail development at 8 Mile and Woodward during a Detroit City Council meeting as the council prepares to decide whether to grant the site a special tax status to encourage developers to build it.
The support came from nearby […]