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  1. Remember how about twenty years ago the same...

    Remember how about twenty years ago the same thing happened to Hamtramck? One of the ten coolest places in North America.

    Hamtramck, perpetually next......
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    I have listened to a sizable majority of the...

    I have listened to a sizable majority of the Tigers games on the radio and watched the occasional game on TV my entire life.......until the last four or seasons. By the middle of the Brad Ausmus...
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    Westwood hoods seemed to have a presence in and...

    Westwood hoods seemed to have a presence in and near Blightmoore. Then again they could have just been 8 th graders at Vetal Middle School. I'm pretty sure the sconies reached down to Fullerton....
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    You forgot the 8M we're paying for Verlander to...

    You forgot the 8M we're paying for Verlander to win another Cy Young in Houston, thru 2020.

    Me worries that in JV gets another Cy Young and another ring, he will go into the Hall as something...
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    Anytime. You're still considerably older than me...

    Anytime. You're still considerably older than me tho!! Love your old Detroit stories. I got those from my grandfather who grew up on St. Jean near Jefferson in the late 19-teens and the 20s. He...
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    Well, Ray, I too have more days behind me than I...

    Well, Ray, I too have more days behind me than I do in front of me. So a few years ago I found in a basement a few O-gauge Lionel cars that were pretty beat up. The trucks were pretty solid, so I...
  7. I don't have any real anecdotes of Off the...

    I don't have any real anecdotes of Off the Record, but as a college dj, I found myself at either the RO or Dearborn location. As mentioned, they stocked punk and new wave (I may have picked up a New...
  8. Across from my house on Archdale was a house that...

    Across from my house on Archdale was a house that got raided frequently from 76-79. Helicopter lights shined in my window nightly it seemed. I was 12 in '79 and came out of the garage one July...
  9. We're number one!

    We're number one!
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    While maybe it didn't cause traffic at woodward...

    While maybe it didn't cause traffic at woodward and larned, it sure caused traffic problems leading into downtown on weekends. Getting off at Larned/Congress/Jefferson was a five minute or longer...
  11. Papa's Subs. Central at Michigan southwest...

    Papa's Subs. Central at Michigan southwest corner. Gone since the 90s.

    I still think Hygrades makes the best reuben this side of Chicago.
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    Detroit was losing somewhere between...

    Detroit was losing somewhere between 12,000-15,000 people every year since the early 90s, and that was after falling below 1 million in the 1990 census for the first time since the 20s or 30s, or...
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    I would hardly call Sherwood "sprawling homes." I...

    I would hardly call Sherwood "sprawling homes." I would venture to say half of Sherwood is as tight together as UD. Any drive down Shrewsbury, Roslyn, Renfrew, Berkeley, etc would confirm that.
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    What's the difference between the city billing...

    What's the difference between the city billing $530/impervious acre as opposed to this?
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    Sherwood is awesome. Not from there but lived in...

    Sherwood is awesome. Not from there but lived in places all over Detroit including UD. Housing stock is similar to UD, as there are big houses in both neighborhoods. There are a few bigger ones in...
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    On the northern Detroit side of Hamtramck, seeing...

    On the northern Detroit side of Hamtramck, seeing the full, sometimes double, donut tracks on Campau, the service drive (Dequindre), even Conant, usually originating from the east-west side streets,...
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    Are there not some tax credits about to expire? ...

    Are there not some tax credits about to expire? I think once the real property tax bill gets sent it will send some of the earlier "pioneers" fleeing, especially since some of those properties were...
  18. I thought kid rock donated a sizable chunk of...

    I thought kid rock donated a sizable chunk of change to the Historical Society when it was de-funded by the city during the bankruptcy.
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    Now that the GM Poletown plant is no longer...

    Now that the GM Poletown plant is no longer burning coal (the power plant was in Hamtramck, as Detroit has a coal ban) to fire the plant, are they getting it from Detroit Thermal? And if so, was this...
  20. I agree. There's places to park for free and...

    I agree. There's places to park for free and I'll find them as soon as I drop my wife and her lazy friends off at the door. And when they're not free, the City of Detroit Parking app is a godsend,...
  21. I used to get wasted and drive. Especially the...

    I used to get wasted and drive. Especially the backroads thru Milwaukee junction. Thank god we have uber now. It would have been nice years ago to not have to do that, but a bus from the cass...
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    As far as I'm concerned this is also a primary...

    As far as I'm concerned this is also a primary reason of Detroit's real-estate collapse of the early 2000s / Great Recession. Gramma or Auntie living in the house since the 60s or 70s only paid 500...
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    I may have a school desk or chair left that was...

    I may have a school desk or chair left that was made at DEHOCO. I know I have a few Detroit Board of Ed elementary school wooden desks and chairs from the 30s that were made by "Michigan State...
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    Lots of those vacancies in this area are Illitch...

    Lots of those vacancies in this area are Illitch owned, especially further south near the new stadium and Masonic.
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    Correct. The one on Boston was occupied.

    Correct. The one on Boston was occupied.
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