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Archive for February, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013 The BBC did a documentary on Detroit's woes in 2009 and spoke to Sandra Hines. She can carry a conversation across the spectrum of injustice from police brutality to emergency managers to housing discrimination.

You Wrecked My House

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Photo by Susan Frikken, September 15, 2012 on Belle Isle during the Tour de Troit bicycling event. Young whites are more and more visible in greater downtown Detroit, often on bikes. The expression of triumph for some comes from the need to prove to other whites 'look. I can go wherever I want and not get mugged.'

Unease With White Return To Detroit

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

58 lb. Muskellunge Caught from Torch Lake

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (Demolition of Hudson's at 5:47 pm, October 24, 1998. .  Photo courtesy of Lowell Boilleau/ DetroitYes.com) Dennis Archer pressed the button that pushed the plunger detonating 2,700 lbs. of explosives. The land has been vacant ever since. Archer has "no regrets."  This reporter was in New York that day as well as September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center was destroyed by enemies. We destroyed Hudson's by ourselves.

Archer & Schostak on Hudson’s

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Looking north on Woodward with Broderick Tower in background and Hudson's to the right. (Photo taken 1959)

Racism at Hudson’s

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Tom Shurtleff of Farmington Hills and Akua Budu-Watkins of Northwest Detroit sitting down for an interview on W. Willis, September 29, 2012.

Peace Between Blacks and Whites?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Hotel Charlevoix at 2029 Park Ave. It was built in 1905 and bought in 1981 by Ralph Sachs. He's a lawyer in Troy. His lawyer claims he tried to sell it but potential buyers "tried to steal it from him."

SWAT Teams to Save Architecture?