http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...luding-at-cobo They've been sooooooooooooooooo successful that they're putting 4 city clocks, based off of the design of their new pocket watches. The first will be installed at Cobo Center before March 9th, the rest are yet to be unveiled. But, who cares, right? :p:rolleyes:
Trying to recall average winter snowfall for Detroit, something 40 or 42 inches.
I once saw a list on this site for the biggest snowfalls for Detroit with one around 1890 in early April first at around 22 inches. I recall the second biggest recorded snowfall of 30 Nov-1 Dec 1974 at around 19 inches. I was driving a red '64 Chevy Impala around Wayne State on the 1st of Dec that year and barely made it around.
2 Jan 99 storm was my last big one in Detroit, around 11 inches. Now out west in next to no snowfall region of PDX.
In the spirit of St. Patty's day FREE tickets to the Irish-inspired "Heartbeat of Home" are being offered to established and new* members of DetroitYES for shows on Mar. 18, 19 and 20 at fabulous Fisher Theater in the Detroit's architectural gem, the Fisher Building.
As a gesture of appreciation for all your informative postings, a long-time friend and fan of DetroitYES at the Fisher Theater has generously donated these tickets to us. All you have do is tell us when, how many and enjoy.
About the show:
Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of thirty-nine includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated, composer Brian Byrne. The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure. With world-class dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain and choreography by David Bolger, the production creates a dreamworld of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance. http://www.broadwayindetroit.com/engine.cfm?i=182#
DetroitYES forum name [As always we protect your anonymity! No need to reveal your real names to get the free tix.]
Your email address [Just in case we need to contact you. Per our longtime policy your email address will not be given out to anybody, not even Fisher Theater]
Your preferred date - chose from the following:
Tuesday March 18 - 730 PM
Wednesday March 19 - 730 PM
Thursday March 20 - 1 PM Matinee
Number of Tickets you want. Up to 4 per member may be requested!
Deadline for requesting:
No later than Monday morning March 17 10AM.
Picking up your Ticket[s]:
Your tickets may be picked up at the Fisher Theater Box Office prior to show or earlier using your DetroitYES forum name. It is located to the left of the theater entrance inside the Fisher Building.
When I visited Detroit back in the mid -80s, we often went to Greektown for dinner and I remember it as a very nice area. At the time I was told that it was one of the safest areas in Detroit, as it was controlled by a Greek "mafia" that basically let it be know the "Don't commit any crimes in our area or else..."
Is there any truth in that? I was skeptical back the and I never really heard of it since. Read another post about greektown and it brought back memories...
I am a documentary student working on my thesis film about urban exploration tourism in Detroit and its impact on the city. I have seen threads on this forum about some of the for-pay tours that are given in the abandoned buildings throughout the city. I was wondering what your opinions were of these "ruin tours" and how they could affect Detroit, either positively or negatively.
Feel free to discuss below or message me privately if you'd like to share your thoughts. Thank you!
We've seen lame attempts at humor, republishing online of articles from other sources (often not identified as such) and some shoddy journalism. Are these just "transition pains" or is this the end of MT being at all worth reading?
What better sign of spring than to see the guys from Motor City Pedicab getting in shape rolling up Cass Ave. in Detroit? Time to put this worst winter ever in the rear view mirror! Do I hear an Amen?
Want to get really high? Then happy hour at Coach Insignia on the 73rd floor of Detroit's Renaissance Center is the place. The string of pearls in the distance is created by the lights of the Ambassador Bridge between Canada and the USA.