What you’re looking at is a bunch of little dots which together form a pretty accurate outline of the city of Detroit. You can see Woodward going straight out NW, the railroad going due north. But this isn’t because of lines drawn on a map. The colored dots represent race.
There is a […]
When talking about moving to downtown Detroit the question often comes up of where you can do your grocery shopping. There is always CVS, various delis, and corner stores where you can get your fresh milk or eggs but now there is a more definitive answer for where you would walk to to get […]
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 […]
What if there was a neighborhood in Detroit that was artificially made to look like it came from another part of the world? Well, I could be talking about African Town but I’m not. Nor am I talking about Asian Village or the ethnic city of Hamtramck or Mexican Town or any of […]
This song is not new by any means and neither is the music video but it’s new to me and a bit of a gem. The song is “Jaguar” by DJ Rolando on Underground Resistance/430 West. The song was so desired by Sony at one point when it was released that when Sony […]
Mackinac Bridge Marks 50 Years
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) - Fireworks displays launched from three points around the Mackinac Bridge capped a three-day 50th birthday celebration for one of the world’s longest suspension bridges.
When you think about it there aren’t really that many famous bridges in the United States. The Mackinac Bridge and the […]
All’s fair in Ann Arbor this week
While art fairs are a dime a dozen in the summer, those in the know don’t want to miss The Big One in Ann Arbor, Mich.
This year’s Ann Arbor Art Fairs — basically a collection of four art fairs for the free price of one — starts today and […]
Hamtramck Star, our favorite Hamtramck blog, recounts a bicycle trip from Hamtramck to Mexicantown, taking Oakland south to Euclid and taking that to 14th which goes through a lot of interesting neighborhoods (something Detroit has seemingly an endless supply of for some definition of interesting) and then turning at the Michigan Central Station to go […]
The $17 million Mexicantown International Welcome Center & Mercado opens its doors today in honor of Cinco de Mayo, showcasing four new stores in a development project that promises to spin off dozens of businesses.
Okay, Cinco de Mayo was actually last month but again this is big news that I’ve been waiting on for a […]
As Model D Media reports:
In the first quarter of 2007, 313,249 hotel rooms were booked through 2013, as compared to 230,264 booked through just 2009 in the first quarter of 2005—a 36% improvement.
I’d like to see tourism takeover as a bigger part in Detroit’s economy. It’s already moving in that direction with the casinos, the […]