Why Detroit Should Be Your Next Long Weekend Getaway

May 1, 2016 by  
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Detroit has inspired a lot of nicknames: Arsenal of Democracy, Motor City, City of Trees, Hitsville, Hockeytown. All are out of date. Military spending headed west after World War II, the car industry started moving south in the 1950s, Dutch elm disease leveled the great archways of foliage in the '60s, Berry Gordy Jr. shipped Motown Records to L.A. in 1972, and the Red Wings haven't vied for

WSJ: Detroit Listed As One Of 5 Cities Leading the Way in Urban Innovation

April 26, 2016 by  
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The city (Detroit) hopes to encourage startup businesses and small-scale redevelopment projects by creating ‘pink zones’ with a simpler approval process. PHOTO: SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL Cities are the future. In 2008, for the first time in history, more human beings lived in cities than in rural areas. The United Nations projects that by 2050 nearly two-thirds of the world’s projected 9.7

The Born-In-Detroit Cocktail That Has Spawned Countless Variations

April 25, 2016 by  
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DAC Drink Menu From 1916 “We didn’t even take credit for the drink at first,” Kenneth Voyles, communications director and historian for the Detroit Athletic Club, told me as I scurried after him through the DAC’s art-and-mahogany-adorned hallways. “We just couldn’t find anything definite on it.” I’d shown up at the worst possible time, the evening of a major wine dinner and the day before

Red Bull House Of Art Artists Share Culmination Of Their Residency In Opening Exhibition

April 24, 2016 by  
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Red Bull House of Art will present our first selection of nationally curated artists at the Residency 1 Exhibition at 1551 Winder in Eastern Market on Friday, April 29th.  Katy Ann Gilmore, Carl Rauschenbach and Scott Vincent Campbell will share the fruits of their labor and culmination of their three-month stay in Detroit.  Join us to celebrate their success and inspiration as artists,

NYT: In Debt For Detroit Dream

April 24, 2016 by  
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Many residents of high-cost areas entertain the dream, at least occasionally: Give up the rent or mortgage grind, liquidate assets and start over someplace cheaper, perhaps one that could use a few spirited new residents. Amy Haimerl and her husband, Karl Kaebnick, fell hard for Detroit and thought they could make their own dream of financial freedom come true when they moved here in 2013.

Bon Appetit: We’d Visit Detroit Just to Eat at This Pie Shop

April 21, 2016 by  
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Toasted Marshmallow Butterscotch Pie “Pick out whichever mug you like from the piebrary.” The woman behind the bakery counter gestured toward a black hutch. I scoped out the eclectic collection of mugs and chose one emblazoned with the logo of the National Organization for Women. I hadn’t even eaten, and I already loved this place. Lisa Ludwinski opened Sister Pie just about a year ago in

3rd Annual Denim Day Detroit, Proceeds To Support Enough Said

April 15, 2016 by  
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Mahogany Jones, PURE Magazine, BombaRica Cultural and Performing Arts, Hip Hop Caucus, 5e Gallery, and The Foundation present DENIM DAY DETROIT feat. Music, Poetry, Talk Show-style Discussions, Photo Shoots and more to raise awareness, end victim blaming, and raise funds to help process Detroit’s 11,000 backlogged rape kits (DNA evidence). We know that Sexual Assault is a heavy topic,

Detroit Has Your Attention. Now Can It Build A Startup Community For Its Future?

April 12, 2016 by  
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Photo: Trip Advisor  What you risk when you have your struggles publicized as widely as Detroit’s is attracting more ambulance chasers than medics. That is, when the call for help is too big and too wide, you can attract people who come more for their own gains than the city’s. But of course there is a danger too of not asking for help, of stubbornly keeping the doors closed, so the

New Pure Michigan Ad Highlights Detroit’s Soul

April 11, 2016 by  
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HuffPost: Muslim And Jewish Volunteers Unite To Aid A Struggling Detroit School

April 6, 2016 by  
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 Muslim and Jewish communities are defying stereotypes and coming together to do community service work across Michigan. Volunteers from the Michigan Muslim Community Council, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Detroit and the Detroit community at-large joined forces in March to help beautify Nolan Elementary-Middle School, one of the many public schools that has been hit hard by the

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