Some of the best views of Detroit can only be seen from airplane, at least until Windsor builds a super tall skyscraper. Some recent aerial views of Detroit can be found here, including a slice of Windsor and a clear view of just how long and straight Grand River Avenue is. Also shown […]
CBC Windsor is in the middle of a 15 week special on the future of Windsor, an attempt to craft a vision for the city called Windsor 20/20 which I guess could be seen as a play on the year 2020 as well as having perfect eyesight. Here are some of the topics they […]
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 […]
Detroit riverfront Conservancy Announces West Riverfront Property …
Purchase of Former Printing Plant Site Will Allow RiverWalk to Continue from Bridge to Bridge and Beyond DETROIT, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) announced today that it completed the purchase of the West Riverfront property located at 1801 W. Jefferson Avenue from the Detroit […]
Detroit of Asia goal likely to be missed
Thailand, which is attempting to promote itself as the ”Detroit of Asia”, is quite certain to miss the target of exporting US$10 billion worth of auto parts and accessories and producing two million vehicles by 2010 due to the slump in the local automotive market and tough competition […]
It’s not very long or crisp but it’s a helicopter ride showing our two binational skylines straddling the Detroit River. Most people never really see Windsor’s skyline for what it is. And of course, there is more being added to the skylines on both sides.
Planting seeds of downtown rebirth
The array of begonias, day lilies, roses, black-eyed susans, and red, white and blue petunias softens and humanizes a corner of downtown previously more bleak than most.
People notice. Linda Merritt, an employee with the Internal Revenue Service office at McNamara, said the plantings make it “a pleasure to come down for […]
Top hotel coming to Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Hotels, museums, culture. This city has benefited greatly from the philanthropy of people made rich by Amway and Meijer.
Now, a crowning touch for the city is the imminent opening of the $100-million JW Marriott downtown on Sept. 21. The exclusive brand will add a layer of panache […]
Detroit to become black culture capital
Blues and jazz pulsed from hot spots such as the Cotton Club and Club 666, as young black doctors, clerks and assembly line workers shared crowded sidewalks.
It was the heart of Detroit’s Paradise Valley, an area that defined the Michigan city’s black culture, arts and music until many of the […]
Kalamazoo school chief leaves with Promise secret intact
Who are the wealthy donors making it possible for every Kalamazoo child to attend college in Michigan without paying a dime?
Brown says she’s still the only one who knows.
[via USA Today]
Detroit band gets loud in libraries
Singer-guitarist Josh Malerman is hitting the books again, and it has nothing to […]