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We’ll Miss You Ernie!

Posted on May 5th, 2010 in Detroit, Detroit Sports
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A Detroit legend has died. The man millions grew up listening to on the radio or at the ballpark as the voice of the Detroit Tigers lost his nearly yearlong battle with cancer yesterday. We had all been told last year that he might not make it to see Opening Day 2010. Still, it was too sudden, too soon.  Everyone, it [...][...]
 

Weekends in Detroit can get “Bazaar”

Posted on May 5th, 2010 in Detroit
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With a great cross-spectrum of ethnicities and religions in the Detroit area, things Downtown and elsewhere in the city can get a little “bazaar,” as in the Russell Bazaar that takes place every weekend at 1600 Clay, just off I-75 near Hamtramck. The indoor shopping extravaganza has more than 150 individual [...][...]
 

Detroiters making a difference

Posted on April 30th, 2010 in Detroit
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Following up on our blog earlier this week about Mayor Bing’s response to the recent Dateline NBC piece, we wanted to share some of our favorite ways to give back to the city and do our part in helping. With a metro area population of nearly five million, numerous nonprofits organizations exist to assist those in [...][...]
 

Dateline NBC segment does not depict the true Detroit

Posted on April 27th, 2010 in Detroit
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In the wake of an uneven Dateline NBC special last week on Detroit, we have been pleased to see a movement—led by Mayor Bing—aimed at putting forth a more balanced and positive image of the City, with words and tangible action. This includes a recap of the many projects and programs in place (including the [...][...]
 

The Best of Urban Parks

Posted on April 22nd, 2010 in Detroit, Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Outdoors
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Just last week, Detroit’s Campus Martius Park was named the first-ever winner of the Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award.  And though we may be a bit biased, in our opinion, Campus Martius is the best urban park in America.   Of course, we always knew Campus Martius was unrivaled across [...][...]
 

Steve Martin comes to Detroit—(with a banjo on his knee)

Posted on April 19th, 2010 in Detroit
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He’s a wild and crazy guy, according to one of his better-known Saturday Night Live characters, but Steve Martin is also a talented musician as he’ll demonstrate tonight at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, at 3711 Woodward Avenue. Martin, in fact, will kick off his nationwide tour: Steve [...][...]
 

Cultural opportunities abound

Posted on April 15th, 2010 in Detroit
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Although Detroit was settled by the French in 1701, the city has been populated by some of the most unique ethnicities in the world. The French, Italians, Poles and Greeks dominated the city for many years, gifting it with fine cuisine and a sense of entrepreneurship almost from the beginning. In more recent years, [...][...]
 

Do you know Detroit? Really?

Posted on April 12th, 2010 in Detroit
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Going around town, it’s discouraging when we hear people claim, “there’s nothing to do in Detroit,” or “nobody’s doing business in the city.” The gap between perception and reality amazes us, as we do business in the city and help our residents on a daily basis see the best of Detroit. As far as doing [...][...]
 

Detroit Tigers Have Us Ready For Some Baseball, Hot Dogs

Posted on April 5th, 2010 in Detroit, Detroit Sports
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Looking east from the Lofts of Merchants Row, one can glimpse various elements of Comerica Park and its retro architecture, located just a few blocks north of our front door along Woodward Avenue. Soon, the light towers will come to life and the roar of capacity crowds will reverberate throughout the downtown area. [...][...]
 

April in Detroit Puts a Little ‘Spring’ Back in Our Step

Posted on April 1st, 2010 in Detroit, Detroit Outdoors
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Banishing the Nain Rouge In recent days, as temperatures ranged into the 60s and we were able to shed our winter coats for the first time in many months, we were reminded of how special it is to live in a downtown urban setting. Is there anything quite like walking through Detroit streets vibrant with people and [...][...]