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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:41:58 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ <![CDATA[Wisconsin Governor: Wall on Canada Border 'legitimate issue']]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20645-Wisconsin-Governor-Wall-on-Canada-Border-legitimate-issue&goto=newpost Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:10:42 GMT Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, made infamous for a Wisconsin Act 10 is not insensitive to the idea of cooling relations between our two countries....
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, made infamous for a Wisconsin Act 10 is not insensitive to the idea of cooling relations between our two countries. The fence lobby must be clicking glasses just about now. But Trump is loonier by a long shot and Walker will cave in.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/...itimate-issue/
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Car dealerships and Fond Memories of the 63 Stingray http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20643-Car-dealerships-and-Fond-Memories-of-the-63-Stingray&goto=newpost Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:13:07 GMT In 1963 the 1963 Corvette Split Window Stingray came out. I was attending Jackson Jr. High School at the time and my travels to and from school with...
In 1963 the 1963 Corvette Split Window Stingray came out. I was attending Jackson Jr. High School at the time and my travels to and from school with my best bud took us past the Chevy Dealership on the corner of Mack and Chalmers. (Don't remember the name of the dealership) They had a Stingray in the showroom and my buddy and I would go in the dealership and sit in the car every day! We must have taken a vette brochure every week. I heard that some owners of the 63 Vette cut the split window out to make their car look like the 64 model. Big Mistake!
Good memories and good times. Still think that the 63 was the greatest Vette.
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Sterling Heights Mosque Controversy http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20642-Sterling-Heights-Mosque-Controversy&goto=newpost Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:35:57 GMT Apparently, a plan to build a mosque has pissed off some folks in Sterling Heights. I noticed a few interesting aspects in the various articles about...
Apparently, a plan to build a mosque has pissed off some folks in Sterling Heights. I noticed a few interesting aspects in the various articles about the issue at hand. Most notably, the strong presence of Chaldean protesters in the various city hall meetings. I grew up less than a mile from the proposed site, so I find some of the comments interesting. One that stuck out was from this Detnews story:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...ghts/71380634/

"We are upset but not because it is a mosque," said Debbie Rossi, a long-time city resident, who also lives across from the site. "This is being planned in a residential Catholic community. But we live here because it is a residential community. Now we have deer and fox and beautiful trees. I don't want to hear calls for prayer five times a day but I would be opposed to a church being put up on the site.

I am not sure I follow. There is a residential Catholic community near 15/Mound? I lived right near there for 21 years and I don't recall any community that was specifically designated as Catholic.

Anyways, what are your thoughts on the protests and the plan in general?
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<![CDATA[Where's the yearly Lions season prediction thread?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20641-Where-s-the-yearly-Lions-season-prediction-thread&goto=newpost Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:29:16 GMT
I'm sorry if I cant remember the poster who starts the thread, but where is it? I've enjoyed it the last several years...
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What would happen if all of our pro teams do just as bad next year as the Tigers now? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20640-What-would-happen-if-all-of-our-pro-teams-do-just-as-bad-next-year-as-the-Tigers-now&goto=newpost Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:14:33 GMT Imagine next year if the Tigers, Red Wings, Lions and Pistons all finish last in their respective divisions in 2016...what would happen if this...
Imagine next year if the Tigers, Red Wings, Lions and Pistons all finish last in their respective divisions in 2016...what would happen if this actually happened?

I believe the last time something like this happened, the city of Detroit itself had already hit bottom for a good number of years, placing that around 1980.
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<![CDATA["Chocolate Thunder" passes - Detroit Trivia Questions]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20639-quot-Chocolate-Thunder-quot-passes-Detroit-Trivia-Questions&goto=newpost Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:13:39 GMT NBA Great Darryl Dawkins, renowned for his slam dunks that tore off rims and shattered glass backboards while starring for the 76ers, passed a couple...
NBA Great Darryl Dawkins, renowned for his slam dunks that tore off rims and shattered glass backboards while starring for the 76ers, passed a couple of days ago.

While hearing a tribute to him on NPR I learned a couple of Detroit Trivia notes about him.

How did he get his nickname "Chocolate Thunder" and what other Detroit connection did he have?

Give up?

Answers are Here.
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Feud with the Couzens family kill Grayhaven? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20638-Feud-with-the-Couzens-family-kill-Grayhaven&goto=newpost Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:05:21 GMT
Sumas once wrote, "Grayhaven was an entire community designed by Edward Gray. It was created out of the Grande Marais. It was entirely landfill. Two Fisher Mansions, part of the eastern Grayhaven compound, were built on the landside of Starboard Lagoon. The island had four homes. The Garwood mansion is now gone but three still exist surrounded by new development of dubious value. The western land side was off of Port Lagoon. Seven homes were built there. All are now gone. Only thirteen homes in all were built. Many people blame the Great Depression for the demise of the original Grayhaven but in reality Gray's legal feuds with City of Detroit (corrupt) officials sealed its fate. Sound Familiar???? "
I came across some information that might shed some light on that short of seeing Sumas' work (I don't know what she finished before she died recently- so sad both she and her husband Ron, as I understand, within a very short time.)
This from the Benson Ford Research Center's Oral Histories, then transcribed-
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Frank Couzens, his son, was in city government from 1931 to 1938, first as a councilman then mayor. Father James, who fired Gray, was mayor from 1919 to 1922. I wonder if hard feelings continued?
From Wikipedia- "In 1902, Henry Ford was organizing the Ford Motor Company; Alexander Malcomson was a major stakeholder in the company.[1] The two were seeking additional stockholders; Couzens borrowed heavily and invested $2500 in the new firm.[1] Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 with John S. Gray as president, Ford as vice-president, Malcomson as treasurer, and Couzens as secretary.[1] Couzens took over the business management of the new firm for a salary of $2400.[1] In 1906, Gray died and Malcomson was eased out of the business, and Couzens became vice president and general manager of the company.[1] The company made both Ford and Couzens wealthy, due in no small part to Couzens's business acumen.[1] However, the two men gradually grew apart, and in 1915 Couzens resigned his position as general manager, although he retained a seat on the board.[1] In 1919, Ford purchased Couzens's shares in the company for $30,000,000.[1]"
(John S. Gray was not a relative of Edward Gray)
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<![CDATA[Police action on Jefferson & Conner]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20637-Police-action-on-Jefferson-amp-Conner&goto=newpost Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:43:00 GMT Driving home from work today there was a massive police situation between Conner and Chalmers on Jefferson. DPD, Border Patrol, MSP were all there. ...
Driving home from work today there was a massive police situation between Conner and Chalmers on Jefferson. DPD, Border Patrol, MSP were all there. Anyone know whats going down?
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Alger Theater Undergoing Renovations, Rooftop Deck Planned http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20636-Alger-Theater-Undergoing-Renovations-Rooftop-Deck-Planned&goto=newpost Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:56:26 GMT
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The Alger Theater on Detroit’s east side is undergoing renovations to enhance the audiovisual system and restore the theater’s commercial space. Additionally, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Friends of the Alger Theater are working to raise money to create a rooftop deck with a patio.

“This campaign will greatly accelerate our efforts and help us engage even more of the community in the transformation,” says Mike Gentile, vice president of Friends of the Alger Theater, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and preserving the historic Art Deco theater.

The nearly 13,500-square-foot Alger Theater, built in 1935 and closed in 1984, just began showing movies earlier in the summer for the first time in 30 years. It has undergone renovations to repair the roof, remove asbestos, and install security doors.

The Friends of the Alger Theater have launched acrowdfunding campaign to raise money for continued renovation work. The nonprofit is working to raise funds for an audio-visual system that would provide the auditorium with equipment to show movies, present live music, and support community meetings. The goal of the campaign is $25,000 and the MEDC will match that amount


Nice to see some of our city's history outside of the downtown area being saved.

http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/...-Deck-Planned/

https://www.patronicity.com/project/the_alger_theater#/
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Gilbert Buys Book Tower http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20635-Gilbert-Buys-Book-Tower&goto=newpost Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:11:50 GMT I know some people are not fans of Gilbert owning pretty much every building downtown but... The Book Tower is far and away my favorite building...
I know some people are not fans of Gilbert owning pretty much every building downtown but...

The Book Tower is far and away my favorite building in Detroit and I'm so happy it's about to receive some TLC from our supreme leader.

http://www.freep.com/story/money/bus...bert/71306686/
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Dr. Schlain Pediatrician http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20634-Dr-Schlain-Pediatrician&goto=newpost Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:05:08 GMT Does anyone ever remember a pediatrician named Dr. Schlain off of 7mile I forgot the major cross roads but past greenfield. He made housecalls...
Does anyone ever remember a pediatrician named Dr. Schlain off of 7mile
I forgot the major cross roads but past greenfield. He made housecalls
when I was growing up.
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Architects for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale U.S. Pavilion Announced http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20633-Architects-for-the-2016-Venice-Architecture-Biennale-U-S-Pavilion-Announced&goto=newpost Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:02:18 GMT *Twelve participating teams from across the country will design projects for sites in Detroit, which will later be used to produce the Venice...
Twelve participating teams from across the country will design projects for sites in Detroit, which will later be used to produce the Venice Biennale exhibition titled “The Architectural Imagination.”

The US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale will host The Architectural Imagination, an exhibition of new speculative architectural projects commissioned for specific sites in Detroit but with far-reaching application for cities around the world. The exhibition will emphasize the importance and value of the architectural imagination in shaping forms and spaces into exciting future possibilities. The birthplace of the automobile industry, the free-span factory floor, the concrete paved road, and Motown and techno music, Detroit was once a center of American imagination, not only for the products it made but also for its modern architecture and modern lifestyle, which captivated audiences worldwide. Like many postindustrial cities, Detroit is coping with a changed urban core that for decades has generated much thinking in urban planning. As advocates of the power of architecture to construct culture and catalyze cities, curators Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon will commission twelve visionary American architectural practices to produce new work that demonstrates the creativity and resourcefulness of architecture to address the social and environmental issues of the 21st century.

The exhibition will consist of architectural projects commissioned for four specific sites in Detroit that address the major social and environmental issues we face today. Three firms will each collaborate on one project. This fall, the teams will conduct site visits and attend community meetings in Detroit, and consult with faculty and students at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. They will also design and fabricate the projects until through Jan. 2016. The projects will then make their way to Venice for the Biennale, which runs from May 28 to Nov. 27, 2016.

http://www.thearchitecturalimagination.org/process/
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A Detroit Social Experiment http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20632-A-Detroit-Social-Experiment&goto=newpost Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:50 GMT Since Detroit is in its regional growth, the next step is middle class family growth. What if occupy in Detroit neighborhood block with white...
Since Detroit is in its regional growth, the next step is middle class family growth. What if occupy in Detroit neighborhood block with white families. Sounds strange, but others think that it would racist and drive poor blacks out of their ghetto hoods. To some folks having at least one block populated with whites could benefit neighbor relations with blacks or other ethnic peoples. Others think the having Caucasians in the Detroit black and almost blighted ghetto hood would be very dangerous and crime hazard.


What to you all think about this matter?
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180 luxury condos planned for vacant east Detroit riverfront land http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20631-180-luxury-condos-planned-for-vacant-east-Detroit-riverfront-land&goto=newpost Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:05:42 GMT
"A development with 180 luxury condominiums along the east Detroit riverfront is planned now that the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System has sold vacant land on East Jefferson Avenue for $2.3 million.

Shelby Township-based Shamrock Acquisition LLC purchased the land, which totals about 2.75 acres and had been planned to house a new headquarters for the retirement system before it moved into One Detroit Center.

Matthew Duffield, principal of Shamrock Acquisitions, said Thursday morning that the two-building high-rise development will also include underground parking, a rooftop pool and patio, and possibly about 40 boat slips."

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...t-east-detroit
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DIA/Oakland County pay dispute http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?20630-DIA-Oakland-County-pay-dispute&goto=newpost Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:12:40 GMT ---Quote--- The chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts maintained Wednesday that a compensation package of $625,185 is justified for his top...
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The chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts maintained Wednesday that a compensation package of $625,185 is justified for his top executives and that county art authorities donít have a say if private funds are being used to pay a majority of it.

Gene Gargaro appeared before the Oakland County Art Authority to present a list of raises and bonuses for his executive staff, and a $285,000 retirement severance and forgiveness of a $155,832 housing loan for director Graham Beal, who left the museum June 30.

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Oakland County commissioner John Scott, R-Waterford Township, said he was still moving forward with a resolution to block the raises. Late Wednesday, Scott's resolution was referred to the general government committee of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Scott said he is asking Gargaro and members of the art authority to attend a Sept. 9 meeting to explain how bonus amounts were determined

The money is coming from private funds, but for some reason the OC outrage factory marches on.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...ises/32400461/
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