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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:34:23 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Another good Detroit Site... http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19793-Another-good-Detroit-Site&goto=newpost Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:56:40 GMT All sorts of great info here... hellyeahdetroit.com
All sorts of great info here...
hellyeahdetroit.com
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Google Maps shows land bridge from downriver to Canada http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19792-Google-Maps-shows-land-bridge-from-downriver-to-Canada&goto=newpost Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:38:40 GMT Image:...
Quote:

Google Maps accomplished what the earth's shifting tectonic plates, the heavens, and/or a higher being have not.

The well-known digital mapping service showed the Detroit River south of Grosse Ile as land, connecting downriver Wayne County and southwestern Ontario. The error was corrected this evening.

According to Google Maps images that popped up Thursday, there was an entire new land mass that extended from south of the Wayne County city of Gibraltar, across to Canada's Essex County south of Amherstburg, Ontario.
International Metropolis — attached. :)
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<![CDATA[Detroit Public School's $33 million TV studios UNUSED after a decade]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19791-Detroit-Public-School-s-33-million-TV-studios-UNUSED-after-a-decade&goto=newpost Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:27:57 GMT http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/dpss-33-million-television-studios-unused-after-a-decade
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Ambivalence About Outside Investment in Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19790-Ambivalence-About-Outside-Investment-in-Detroit&goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:40:53 GMT I wanted to share a link to my latest column about Detroit, linked here: http://www.city-journal.org/2015/25_1_snd-detroit-recovery.html I...
I wanted to share a link to my latest column about Detroit, linked here:

http://www.city-journal.org/2015/25_...-recovery.html

I wrote this right about the time there was a flurry of pieces on the web hating on Shinola. It's about the understandable ambivalence Detroiters have towards outside investment, but the need to overcome that and embrace it. Here's an excerpt:

Quote:

“Detroit is the only town in America where misery hates company, or at least distrusts it,” wrote Detroit Free Press columnist Brian Dickerson about the Shinola controversy. Detroiters, he notes, view enterprising newcomers as “mere poseurs, parasites feeding off a hardscrabble heritage to which they lack any legitimate claim.” Some of this is understandable. In a recent study of urban rootedness, Governing magazine found that Detroit had more longtime residents than any other large city surveyed. Those residents who stayed during the decline resent outsiders coming in now and leveraging the city’s ruination for profit. The city’s overwhelmingly black population lends an unavoidable racial dimension to this critique.
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Foreclosures in Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19789-Foreclosures-in-Detroit&goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:01:04 GMT
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/us...ml?ref=us&_r=0

This is the New York Times report about the meeting at Cobo concerning the many foreclosures. How serious are the attempts to solve this problem? It appears that
people cannot afford to pay property taxes. The mayor asked to be judge on the basis of population stability. These are tough issues.
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Local companies included in Newcastle ad http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19788-Local-companies-included-in-Newcastle-ad&goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:15:11 GMT
While I'm ecstatic that Newcastle included McClure's Pickles and Detroit Beard Collective in its Band of Brands commercial, the preponderance of Koch Bros.-owned companies is a complete turn off!!

http://www.newcastlebandofbrands.com/

Someone did NOT do his homework!
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<![CDATA[Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan's Progress.]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19786-Mayor-of-Detroit-Mike-Duggan-s-Progress&goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:45:18 GMT Well folks its been a year after Mike Duggan was inaugurated Mayor of Detroit. The results under his leadership is outstanding. Here are some...
Well folks its been a year after Mike Duggan was inaugurated Mayor of Detroit. The results under his leadership is outstanding. Here are some improvent he's done to Detroit and its ghetto hoods.

1. Installed new L.E.D. street lighting to most Detroit ghetto hoods.

2. Institute task force with the Detroit Police Dept. to slow down crime.

3. Institute task force to deal with the homeless.

4. Having some vacant homes torn down.

5. Overseeing regional building and job creation in Gilberttown to Midtown Detroit.

What other progress that did for Detroit?
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Just curious http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19785-Just-curious&goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:40:48 GMT Too many trolls with fake personas. Should I fake one too? Appealing is: an out of control dike, a fake queer, a journalist, a hate everyone fear...
Too many trolls with fake personas. Should I fake one too?

Appealing is: an out of control dike, a fake queer, a journalist, a hate everyone fear monger, suburban detroit hater, an aging hippie, out of country pyhco freak talking Aussie, a black person, hillbilly, Jewish, Moslem adherant or others.

Unfortunately, my posts are pure me. No doubt I would be caught out immediately.

Still, its kind of fun to think a person can create a false identity. Too many on the board currently play that game. Their bad! Meh!
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<![CDATA[The American Badass Pontificates on Detroit's poor, uneducated]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19784-The-American-Badass-Pontificates-on-Detroit-s-poor-uneducated&goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:26:49 GMT http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2015/01/kid_rock_on_detroit_id_love_to.html#incart_story_package
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/d..._story_package
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American Rehab - Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19783-American-Rehab-Detroit&goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:47:10 GMT The six episode show starts tonight at 9 p.m. on the D.I.Y network. The article was in the Free Press recently and is owned by the great-great...
The six episode show starts tonight at 9 p.m. on the D.I.Y network. The article was in the Free Press recently and is owned by the great-great grandson of the original owner who lost it to the depression.
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Rouge River Portage http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19782-Rouge-River-Portage&goto=newpost Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:02:18 GMT
I have a rant, which I have not done before (at least not here). As a life-long Downriver (-ite, -Rat, whatever) who has been working at DMC's central campus since 2001, I can't for the life of me figure out WHY I am being forced to travel I-75 if I want to cross the Rouge River, which I must, in order to get home. First, the planned 2-year closing of the Fort Street Bridge (now post-poned even further until April of this year). Then, shortly after that the drunken accident with the Jefferson Bridge (which doesn't look like it will be repaired at all) and now the Dix Bridge is closed as well. Last week, a chunk of the roadwork on the I-75 overpass needed emergency repairs as well. How in the world does this perfect storm come about?!? I have emailed MDOT and my congressman to complain and I got platitudes about all the roads needing repairs. Well, no shit! I have always enjoyed the back-roads journeys from Midtown to Downriver (especially Jefferson along the river) and now I think that may be a thing of the past. I don't like the freeway, never have. More to the point, I feel as if MDOT has all but written off the Downriver communities. Did anyone not look at a map when they were planning this stuff? And why in the hell does the I-75 Rouge River Bridge need emergency repairs, anyway? It hasn't been that long since that stretch of road was closed for a major overhaul. (4 or 5 years ago, maybe?) At any rate, a large chunk of metro Detroit is being systematically cut off from the core and nobody seems to care but me! One of the perks of living Downriver USED TO BE traffic was not nearly as bad as the commutes to the Western and Northern suburbs, not any more, it has become a nightmare. My commute is just under 19 miles one way, and sometimes it takes over an hour! I am royally frustrated and ticked off and now I have to go because I have a 4:45 appointment in Wyandotte and its snowing and I'm not sure 45 minutes is enough time for what should be a 20 minute drive! We may need to consider ferry boats across the Rouge!
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Kevyn Orr: Creditors Rejected Offers to Take Airport http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19781-Kevyn-Orr-Creditors-Rejected-Offers-to-Take-Airport&goto=newpost Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:18:41 GMT During the recently concluded bankruptcy, the city of Detroit offered Coleman Young (Detroit City) Airport to creditors as part of a proposed...
During the recently concluded bankruptcy, the city of Detroit offered Coleman Young (Detroit City) Airport to creditors as part of a proposed settlement. The offer was summarily rejected because Detroit's creditors didn't consider it a viable asset, unlike the delusional city leadership.

Normally, I don't agree with Nolan Finley, but he is spot on about the sorry state of the airport.

"The same old problems dog City Airport — runways that are too short for most commercial airplanes and a really bad neighborhood not conducive to attracting passengers.

In addition, Orr noted the fences around the airport have been stripped away by those who stage illegal drag races in the area, making it no longer secure.

City Airport is an albatross. . . .
Much of its business is from corporate jets, meaning the poorest people in the region are subsidizing a facility used mostly by the richest."

So what to do with an obsolete airport that's an economic drain on the city? A new industrial park, auto factory, college campus, outlet mall, dairy farm, or an expanded cemetery? The biggest obstacle to repurpose the property is city leadership - still thinking they have a potential Midway or LaGuardia airport on the east side.

BTW, if you're interested, there is an ongoing lawsuit (several have already been settled) illustrating the incompetent management of Detroit City. It can be found here: http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal...3710/272809/22

Free Press article and Finley column.
http://www.freep.com/story/news/loca...club/22417163/

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opi...port/22428451/
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amazing electronic glasses for the blind. http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19780-amazing-electronic-glasses-for-the-blind&goto=newpost Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:21:38 GMT Gotta love this story: ...
Gotta love this story:

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/new...ate=2015-01-29
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City of Detroit to Drop Some Property Assesements http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19779-City-of-Detroit-to-Drop-Some-Property-Assesements&goto=newpost Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:31:31 GMT http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/01/28/detroit-property-tax-assessments-reduced/22464209/ Attachment 25685...
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Kind of ambivalent about this because the list of exclusions includes basically every "good neighborhood" I can think of. According to Deadline Detroit the exclusions are:

1. Arden Park
2. Berry Sub
3. Detroit Golf Club
4. Grandmont East
5. Grandmont West
6. Greenacre
7. Greenlawn
8. Indian Village
9. LaSalle Gardens
10. Outer Drive E
11. Palmer Woods
12. Rosedale South
13. Sherwood
14. Bagley
15. Eight Mile Evergreen
16. Berg Grand River
17. McNichols-Livernois
18. Meyers Outer Drive
19. Puritan Meyers
20. Midtown Brush Park
21. Woodward West Grand Blvd
22. Woodbridge
23. West Village
24. River Side
25. Boston Edison

http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/artic...s#.VMpPSKMo65w

Rebounding or not, the good neighborhoods are still over assessed.

I'm also not convinced that reducing the tax assessment from, on average, 165% of the actual value, to a minimum of 132% of the actual value is going to get people moving into neighborhoods that are emptying out for myriad reasons.
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50 mile rd?? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19778-50-mile-rd&goto=newpost Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:22:36 GMT
Here's an older article about an armed robbery taking place at 22 mile and Romeo plank in Macomb. Are people going to start to flee out to 50 mile soon?

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...even/22518413/
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