During the Gilded Age, the auto industry boomed and money and people flowed to Detroit, then called the “Paris of the West.” It quickly rose to be the most powerful city in the nation outside New York, and its architecture reflected that. Those designers, artists,
Benson is focused on serving the people of Detroit through economic development, public safety, and blight elimination.
The native Californian has made Detroit his permanent home for the past 25 years. He dedicates his life to public service as part of the Council. We bellied up
Tiffany VanDeHay, from Riverside Kayak Connection in Wyandotte, started kayaking in the Detroit River after coming here from a small town.
“When I moved to this area, it was a seeming overload of people, yet I realized there’s nobody on the water,” says VanDeHay. She and her husband,
A quirky fuller dome designed by a quirky investor and built by a quirky musician sits in Detroit
Drive slowly behind Michigan Central Station on the corner of St. Anne and Vernor, and you can spot a speck of blue peeping above the tall weeds. This
Woodward, Gratiot, you know the streets. Maybe you’ve only seen them on maps. Regardless of how well you know Detroit’s wacky layout, you probably haven’t thought too much about where those names came from. That’s where we step in. Here, then, are some of the
Eighty years ago Detroit’s own Joe Louis defeated Jimmy Braddock to become world heavyweight champion. The June 22, 1937 historic bout at Chicago’s Comiskey Park was a career-establishing win for the handsome 23-year-old. Moreover, it was a win for marginalized black America, in general, and
The Davison Freeway to the QLine works as a timeline to Detroit's Transit History.
Let's work backwards: most planners and residents are hopeful that the QLine is only the start of a larger transportation system that does more than just spur development. By measure, the $140 million
Usually, his dress code is a tailored suit, and a tie his choice of accessory. That’s just how Bryan Barnhill looked when we met on the east side of Detroit at his place of inspiration, his childhood home.
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