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City clean up from Motor City natives help make our downtown Detroit lofts look good, and the city as a whole. Volunteering and living in Detroit go hand in hand.

Fixing Detroit in 40 days

Posted on May 11th, 2011 in City Cleanup, Detroit Giving Back
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Repairing 40 homes in 40 days. That’s the goal of Tim Addy, founder of Handyman Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods. The organization is taking donations to help fix up the homes, operating almost entirely through volunteers to make a positive difference in Detroit and beyond. The [...][...]
 

We are Young Detroit

Posted on March 10th, 2011 in City Cleanup, Detroit
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One of our favorite parts about Detroit is the grassroots support that flows from nearly every corner of the city. Detroit is a city of doers.  Case in point is the social action blog IamYoungDetroit, profiling Detroiters who are making an impact on the city, and showing that the kids are alright. The site shares [...][...]
 

Traditions continue, return in Detroit

Posted on February 1st, 2011 in City Cleanup, Detroit Outdoors, Detroit Seasons
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Since Super Bowl XL in 2006 in Detroit, the Motown Winter Blast has been a staple of downtown Detroit festivities in the colder months.  The festival returns again this year in Campus Martius park, featuring ice skating, ice sculptures, live music and, for the first time in two years, the return of the ice slide. The [...][...]
 

Lemonade Detroit Film About The City

Posted on November 5th, 2010 in City Cleanup, Detroit
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The saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Or as a certain comic put it, “if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade, and find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” Either way you look at it, it’s making the best out of a seemingly bad situation. It’s all [...][...]
 

Detroit real estate for $1 an inch

Posted on October 20th, 2010 in City Cleanup, Detroit
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Real estate in Detroit. Many are jumping at the opportunity to snap up property and land in the city for various reasons. Real estate investors for future profits and urban farming maintain the highest profiles. One investor, though, is focusing on the artistic opportunity to own a piece of Michigan’s largest city. [...][...]
 

Beautifying Detroit, one neighborhood at a time

Posted on August 14th, 2010 in City Cleanup
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This past Saturday was ARISE Detroit’s Fourth Annual “Neighborhoods Day,” bringing together local residents and organizations to help clean up Detroit communities. Volunteers worked from dawn to dusk building houses, playgrounds and giving the city a much needed “spit and polish”; demonstrating, in turn, a [...][...]