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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Tue, 31 May 2016 21:41:15 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ 60s Detroit Clubs http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21526-60s-Detroit-Clubs&goto=newpost Tue, 31 May 2016 14:47:42 GMT I am trying to find out where I saw some performers in the 60s in Detroit. Some of the folks I saw were: Johnny Mathis Dinah Washington Nancy...
I am trying to find out where I saw some performers in the 60s in Detroit.

Some of the folks I saw were:
Johnny Mathis
Dinah Washington
Nancy Wilson
Ornette Coleman

Also, does anyone know the name(s) of the coffee houses back then? They were also entertainment venues.
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Discuss Detroit SheilaV http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21526-60s-Detroit-Clubs
A Detroit Perspective by a Portlander http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21525-A-Detroit-Perspective-by-a-Portlander&goto=newpost Mon, 30 May 2016 23:18:24 GMT Heres an interesting perspective of Detroit by a very unique writer/visitor from the West coast. Portland to be exact. ...
Heres an interesting perspective of Detroit by a very unique writer/visitor from the West coast. Portland to be exact.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/live-from-detroit
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Living in Southwest/Mexicantown http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21524-Living-in-Southwest-Mexicantown&goto=newpost Mon, 30 May 2016 18:42:55 GMT So, I have lived in Woodbridge for awhile now renting and I really have fallen for the city and want to stay here for awhile. I want to buy a house...
So, I have lived in Woodbridge for awhile now renting and I really have fallen for the city and want to stay here for awhile. I want to buy a house at this point; I am done with renting.

I know there are plenty of other neighborhoods, and believe me I am looking everywhere. But there is one property in particular that I like in Southwest/Mexicantown. I have frequented the area mainly on the east side for the restaurants and nightlife, and ridden my bicycle around the area getting a feel for the community. Still, I don't think I have a proper idea of what it means to live there.

I feel like I have been spoiled in Woodbridge, we get the Wayne State cops patrolling periodically and the the area is much more gentrified (which could be good or bad depending on how you look at it, but it is safer than most areas).

I have asked my friends about living in Southwest, and I have gotten mixed opinions, and I don't really know anybody that lives in that area currently. I have gotten responses stating it is a great place, has lots of character and culture and they wouldn't mind living there. Then I get people telling me it is much tougher and people they know that live there get their cars and homes broken into more often. However, most people seem to have to have sweeping opinions of Southwest as a whole, when I feel like it is a very differentiated community with different pockets of good and bad areas. That being said, the property I am looking at is on Morrell just south of Vernor, so a block east of Junction off Vernor. Not quite in the sweet spot of Hubbard Farms, but still a couple blocks away. Is there anybody body familiar with this area specifically or know people that live close to there?

I want to stay in Detroit, but I also don't want to constantly fear my house and car will be violated while I am away. I know I would do things to deter this from happening anywhere I would move to in Detroit, but I don't want to move somewhere for the long haul and really regret it if crime is much worse than I originally thought.

So, basically I want the previous question answered about that area specifically of Vernor and Morrell. I don't want suggestions necessarily on other places to look because trust me, I am looking all over. The last house I almost had, that I had really fallen for, was in Boston Edison, in great shape, included the empty side lot and was only 100k. I put my offer in the same day above asking and lost to a cash offer. I am growing very tired of looking, it is very exhausting.
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Summer 2016 Jobs in Detroit for Young People http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21523-Summer-2016-Jobs-in-Detroit-for-Young-People&goto=newpost Mon, 30 May 2016 15:54:13 GMT Over the last few months we have noticed a curious spike in DetroitYES new member registrations by young people aged 14-20 largely from Detroit. ...
Over the last few months we have noticed a curious spike in DetroitYES new member registrations by young people aged 14-20 largely from Detroit. They sign up but do not participate leading us to conclude this may have been prompted by job search advisors as we have had emails asking us if we are hiring.

I finally tracked down what may have been the stimulus, the 2011 thread DTE Summer Jobs For Detroit Youth Ages 14-24 which you can see got shared out on Facebook and has over 13,000 likes.

So what is the situation for summer jobs? This Feb. Freep article Detroit program aims to hire 8,000 youths this summer gives a good outline.

A city / corporate site http://gdyt.org/ manages this effort. Unfortunately the application period has now passed.
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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer jobs program that employs young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 for 6 weeks in July and August. Youth participants must be permanent residents of the City of Detroit and be eligible to work in the United States. There is a broad range of jobs available to the participants. For example, this past summer, the jobs included: community cleanups, event planning, accounting, and working with the Director of Youth Services for the City of Detroit. Last year, 5,600 local youth received employment. This year, our goal is 8,000.
To all the kids trying, good for you and I hope you succeed. If anyone reading this has any jobs to offer, post them here.
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New laws may close 150 Detroit pot shops http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21522-New-laws-may-close-150-Detroit-pot-shops&goto=newpost Mon, 30 May 2016 15:21:47 GMT
From article: Detroit's crackdown on marijuana storefront shops could lead to about 150 fewer shops than existed in the city at the height of the industry, Mayor Mike Duggan said.

Teams of city inspectors and police officers have begun visiting stores to enforce Detroit's new medical marijuana ordinances, which took effect March 1.

"There is room in this town for probably 50 or 60 medical marijuana dispensaries spaced legitimately, and they have to be in industrial or high commercial areas," Duggan said in an interview. "They can't be in residential areas."

...Detroit has received 250 applications to open medical marijuana centers under the new ordinance, officials said. Of those, 58 were incomplete. About 112 applications are believed to be for operations in ineligible drug-free zones.
http://www.freep.com/story/news/loca...hops/85058930/




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UnitedShore Financial http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21521-UnitedShore-Financial&goto=newpost Mon, 30 May 2016 14:42:42 GMT
There is a fluff piece in Crain's about UnitedShore Financial's work culture that points out 58% of the workforce are "millennials". It then goes in to detail about all the "perks" afforded to employees in hopes of creating an attractive environment.

To me, that just seems like lipstick on a pig; to counteract being in a generic office park in a strip mall suburb. Thus, it raises the question - would this be a firm that considers a move downtown? And if so, does anyone work there and has the question even been raised?

I've been curios about whether Dan Gilbert's presence may actually be discouraging companies like United to come downtown, or whether it has been come one, come all

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...about-the-work
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Internationalmetropolis.com problems? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21520-Internationalmetropolis-com-problems&goto=newpost Mon, 30 May 2016 01:22:54 GMT
What has happened to Andrew Foote's website, International Metropolis, the Windsor based historical site? I keep getting a malware warning, and have for over a month. Does AIW have an alternative site like he did the last time he had this problem?
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Rust Belt: the New Secret Capital of American Cool? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21519-Rust-Belt-the-New-Secret-Capital-of-American-Cool&goto=newpost Sun, 29 May 2016 17:15:00 GMT Just in time for Summer, a rust belt tour? I came across the following while planning a long-over trip to explore Cleveland. This one recommends a...
Just in time for Summer, a rust belt tour? I came across the following while planning a long-over trip to explore Cleveland. This one recommends a Lake Eire circling tour of Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh.

I found the Detroit description rather shallow - Shinola, Jolly Pumpkin and other usual suspects. But, hey, anything that brings business...
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"So why are the Rust Belt’s cities suddenly cooler than they have been, in, well, ever? Every where you look in the region, downtowns are coming back on the grid, declining neighborhoods are filling up with young, creative types, food and drink scenes are growing like wildfire. It’s almost too much to keep up with.

Difficult times are no doubt still ahead, but it’s safe to say that the Rust Belt’s cities haven’t shown this much promise in a good while. Here are four essential stops, all within easy driving distance of one another — not to tell you your business, but it would make for one hell of a summer road trip."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/David-Landsel/is-the-rust-belt-is-the-n_b_10119872.html
Then there's the other side of vacationing in Detroit, voluntourism. This on a little pickier.

The Social-Impact Vacation Is Here

A new kind of tourism doesn't appeal just to students.

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When you think about a summer getaway, Detroit might not be the first place on your list. But on June 10, that’s where Nathalie Molina Niño, 40, an adviser to female entrepreneurs, will fly to from her home in New York. She took the same trip last year, paying $1,500 along with 125 other bright, young, civic-minded individuals to tour the city and talk to the business community. The highlight: a brainstorming session with Amy Peterson, co-founder of Rebel Nell, a company that hires disadvantaged women to turn chunks of graffiti into jewelry. “We spent close to three hours with her,” Molina Niño says. “We created a Facebook group so after we left she could stay in touch.” Attendees were booked at the Greektown Casino-Hotel and did a nighttime biking tour, Molina Niño says, but mostly they were there for one reason—to offer their opinions to struggling business owners.
It’s not a weekend on the beach, but excursions like these are more and more popular among a new generation of mostly millennial travelers. Molina Niño’s trips to Detroit were organized by Breakout, a leading company in what’s known as the social-impact travel industry. Unlike “voluntourism” programs such as Habitat for Humanity, which appeal mainly to students, Breakout targets professionals age 29 to 36. A third of its 1,500 core members work in tech, a quarter in media and creative fields; 98 percent went to a four-year college. Becoming a member requires an interview.
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At 96, Heimlich finally uses his life-saving maneuver http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21518-At-96-Heimlich-finally-uses-his-life-saving-maneuver&goto=newpost Sun, 29 May 2016 16:58:38 GMT
A nicer story from Cincinnati than the killing of its zoo gorilla...

"CINCINNATI — When he heard that a resident was choking, Perry Gaines, maître d’ at the Deupree House dining room, ran toward the table.

When Gaines arrived at the table, Dr. Henry Heimlich, a 96-year-old resident who invented the famous technique for clearing a blocked airway, was standing behind the woman, ready to perform it.

Typically, a staff member would step in. “But,” Gaines said, pausing, “it is Dr. Heimlich.”

Heimlich, who swims and exercises regularly, was able to dislodge a piece of hamburger that had become stuck in the airway of Patty Ris, 87."
http://www.freep.com/story/news/nati...uver/85027962/

What goes around comes around?
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Street Art Hot Spots in Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21517-Street-Art-Hot-Spots-in-Detroit&goto=newpost Sun, 29 May 2016 16:52:21 GMT
Looking for an interesting tour of Detroit 'street art'. Prompted by an article on Detroit street art in Architectural Digest I noticed that Curbed created a google map from which to create your itinerary. View Map >>

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Gorilla Shot Dead after Child Climbs in Enclosure http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21516-Gorilla-Shot-Dead-after-Child-Climbs-in-Enclosure&goto=newpost Sun, 29 May 2016 16:34:59 GMT
Ever have to agree with something even though it's so wrong? Well this is one. I have always been conflicted about zoos and this doesn't help.



A 17-year-old gorilla was shot dead Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo after it grabbed a child who had fallen into its enclosure, officials said.
The 4-year-old boy climbed under a railing and through wires before falling about 10 feet into the Gorilla World exhibit at about 4 p.m., said Cincinnati Zoo director Thayne Maynard.
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Detroit - Still the Automotive Capital of the World? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21515-Detroit-Still-the-Automotive-Capital-of-the-World&goto=newpost Sun, 29 May 2016 15:56:26 GMT
Quote:

Google's Self-Driving Car Project just announced that it's building what it calls a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Michigan, about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. The 53,000-square-foot facility will be used for research and development in concert with the company's Michigan-based partners — this is still the home of the American auto industry, after all.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/25/11...-novi-michigan
There were the oil shocks, the rise of superior imports, a plague of safety and quality control issues, outcry over the environment destruction, all arriving at the point where two of our “Big 3” were bankrupt and the third hanging on by fingernails and leveraged to the hilt such that even the name Ford was collateral. Detroit, city and auto capital, was dead. So it seemed likely.

To my eyes it appears we maintained just enough of the critical mass of skills to keep us relevant at a time in which the industry is radically reforming. Mobility is rapidly being redefined by connectivity, apps, the sharing economy, self-driving units, new power sources and artificial intelligence and Detroit is where they are all coming together.

Just our previous manufacturing skills set table for the emergence of the auto industry in 1900, so it seems we are well-positioned for the new era of mobility. If one is into mobility solutions, Detroit is again where you have to be and our snowball is rolling downhill. Mobility Capital instead of Auto Capital?

Thoughts?

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To illustrate my point, in addition to Google, here are some recent items I have encountered…

Quote:

Cosworth, the English powertrain and electronics supplier, is a legendary name in motorsport as builders of iconic DFV Formula 1 engines opening a plant in Detroit at a reported cost of $30 million.
http://www.autoblog.com/2016/05/26/c...etroit-report/
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The Shell Eco-Marathon brings wild-looking cars to the streets of Detroit Welcome to "Driving Detroit," a Roadshow series taking a high-fidelity look at the cultural and economic revolution under way in the Motor City. Exciting new mobility and transportation startups are appearing every day, and transformed, re-energized auto industry stalwarts are bringing new technology and fresh ways of thinking to bear in Detroit. Modern America was built on the back of Motown, and this city's nascent industrial and cultural revitalization has all the makings of America's greatest comeback yet.
http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/dr...-economy-race/
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Flex-N-Gate owner Shahid Khan said today his company will invest $95 million to build a new plant in Detroit that will supply parts to Ford that will initially create about 400 jobs as is being discussed on this forum.
http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthr...ndustrial-Park
Quote:

General Motors, like many traditional automobile manufacturers, has no illusions about what ride-sharing apps and driverless cars will do to the level of personal car ownership. So it is beginning to lay the foundation for its own ride-sharing services. It pumped $500 million into Lyft, the largest US competitor to Uber, which was once a close competitor, but now trails far behind. And today Bloomberg reported that GM has acquired employees and technology left over from Sidercar, a ride-sharing service that shut down in December of last year.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/19/10...de-sharing-app
And from last ear, IMO, the biggest one:

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General Motors will invest $1 billion in its Warren Technical Center and add about 2,600 jobs over the next four years.

"This is an investment in our people who work at the Tech Center because it is positioning the company for long-term growth by enabling new levels of innovation and collaboration,"
http://www.freep.com/story/money/201...rren/27255467/
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Discuss Detroit Lowell http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21515-Detroit-Still-the-Automotive-Capital-of-the-World
Grand Prix 2016 - Dual in Detroit? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21514-Grand-Prix-2016-Dual-in-Detroit&goto=newpost Sat, 28 May 2016 13:58:56 GMT
Right there, at the top of the page...Dual. Am I missing something? Shouldn't it be spelled Duel?

http://www.detroitgp.com/
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Roger Blough ran aground tonight at the mouth of Whitefish Bay, will be a little late http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21513-Roger-Blough-ran-aground-tonight-at-the-mouth-of-Whitefish-Bay-will-be-a-little-late&goto=newpost Sat, 28 May 2016 03:38:19 GMT https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/us-coastguard-responding-to-grounded-freighter-in-whitefish-bay-305736 Image:...
https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/...ish-bay-305736


NEWS RELEASE
U.S. COAST GUARD
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10 p.m. update

The U.S. Coast Guard and the captain of the grounded Roger Blough laker have come to an agreement that it is safe to let the 24 crew members on board would stay there over night says Lt. Creighton Chong, the public affairs officer and chief, Waterways Management Division at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie.

There is some flooding but it is under control, added Chong.
The Roger Blough is still at the same location on the reef in Whitefish Bay.
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Original story 7 p.m.

SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — Coast Guard crews are responding to a grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior Friday afternoon.

The motor vessel Roger Blough, an 858 ft U.S. Cargo vessel, has run aground in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior with reports of flooding.


All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water.

Multiple U.S. Coast Guard assets are on scene to ensure the safety of the crew and the environment and to assess the extent of damage.

More information will be released as it becomes available.
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Editor's note: The Roger Blough is a self discharging carrier built to ship taconite ore pellets. It was christened in June of 1972 and named in honor of a retired Chairman of the Board of the United States Steel Corporation. The Roger Blough was last located heading out of Duluth, MN at about noon on Thursday and was due to dock at Conneaut, OH at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 29.
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Patterson Terrace in Brush Park http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21512-Patterson-Terrace-in-Brush-Park&goto=newpost Fri, 27 May 2016 16:50:44 GMT
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

I came across this facebook link from HistoricDetroit.org regarding the rehab of this building at Erskine and John R. As one commenter pointed out, the rendering attached to the window looks like the developer will demo the majority of John R facing side. Happy for a rehab, but very sad to see so much of it go. Does anyone have more info?
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