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Do you have your ticket for the year’s hottest event?

We all remember Fash Bash – at one time arguably the city’s hippest, hottest, most anticipated event, held each year at the Fox Theatre. As economics moved that happening to the sidelines, another Detroit party has moved to the forefront as the place to see and be seen (and all for a [...]

What did you StartUp last weekend?

There’s an unconventional networking and entrepreneurial event going on around the country dedicated to starting small businesses, the backbone of our economy. Startup Weekend gathers everything a startup business might need in one location including venture capitalists, investors, [...]

Detroit: One year under Bing

Just a few days ago, Dave Bing celebrated his one-year anniversary in the mayor’s office. And though 12-months does not a legacy make, just how is he doing so far? In an interview last Tuesday on WWJ, Bing spoke with Roberta Jasina and Joe Donovan about the state of the city and his [...]

Agriculture in Detroit; the new cash crop

Agriculture in Detroit; the new cash crop (pun intended) Cornfield in Downtown Detroit For nearly 100 years, Detroit’s cash “crop” was the automobile. Nobody can argue the success and opportunity the automobile brought to Detroit and the world, and the impact it still has on the [...]

We’ll Miss You Ernie!

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 [...]

Weekends in Detroit can get “Bazaar”

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 [...]

Detroiters making a difference

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 [...]

Dateline NBC segment does not depict the true Detroit

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 [...]

The Best of Urban Parks

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 [...]

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

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 [...]