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  1. Detroit Off Topic

    The American Community Survey is still a relatively new concept and might still be considered to have certain flaws.
  2. Detroit Photo of the Day

    There are about two dozen small branches all over the city. Granted, I would say this is probably the nicest as far as buildings go. (besides the Main Branch of course.)
  3. Detroit Off Topic

    I wouldn't doubt that a large part of that is that younger people aren't moving out of their parents' house as early as they might have under a better economy. But then, I wouldn't doubt that the Census Bureau is wrong on these estimates...
  4. Detroit Photo of the Day

    So that does mean I can't find Nancy Drew there?
  5. Detroit Photo of the Day

    I know, I've always liked that building as well.
  6. Detroit Off Topic

    I'm not sure. I know that in 1950, there was an average of 3.6 people per housing unit in Wayne County. That number has dropped to 2.4 per housing unit in 2000.
  7. Detroit Off Topic

    Well, if Detroit at 139 sq. mi. had San Francisco's population density, it would have a population of 2.3 million people, which isn't that far off from the peak population of the 1950's. However, the city would need at least 50% more housing units (probably in the form of apartment towers) than it did in the 1950's to attain such a population again, thanks to smaller household sizes.
  8. Detroit Off Topic

    I doubt there are over 47 sq. mi. of vacant lots in the city, that would equate to over 225,000 individual 1/8 acre lots. There is no way that much acreage sits empty. Since 1969 there have been about 175,000 demolition permits issued to the city. However that doesn't just include individual houses. It includes major apartment buildings, housing projects, etc. that would otherwise fit more units per 1/8 acre. It also doesn't take into account the fact that many of those houses were demolished to make way for new developments, and aren't necessarily "empty lots" today. Nor does it take into account all of the new infill that has gone up throughout the city. I don't know, I guess I would need proof to actually believe something like that.
  9. Detroit Off Topic

    Rouge Park (1.8 sq. mi.) and Belle Isle (2.4 sq. mi.) together are almost 10% of San Francisco's area (46.7 sq. mi.) Hell, I wouldn't doubt that if you added up the 6 major cemetaries, that would be another 10%...
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  11. Detroit Photo of the Day

    They're at the corner of St. Paul and Sheridan in Islandview, though they are only a block or two away from being in the West Village. The development is called "English Village".
  12. Detroit Photo of the Day

    I think the biggest reason is that they used brick a lot more than what you see today. Most developers today are willing to save a few hundred dollars by putting cheap vinyl siding on the less visible areas of the house. This developer made the right choice by sparing no expense to make it as beautiful as possible. I hope it has worked out rather well by translating into strong sales. They aren't in the greatest of neighborhoods, but their vicinity to the Indian Village/West Village area probably helps. (Granted Islandview is a relatively nice neighborhood for being on the Near Eastside.)
  13. Detroit Photo of the Day

    I guess the biggest difference is that I don't park overnight.
  14. Detroit Photo of the Day

    I actually park over there quite a bit and I haven't seen a single break-in or evidence of one (glass on the street.) I'm sure it happens, though. Hell the university sends out monthly reports on crime and motor vehicle theft is probably the most commonly reported crime on or around campus. The only time I've ever seen a break in was over on Ferry St near Woodward. In fact a few days after I saw the car that had been broken into, I got a note from WSU police talking about how I shouldn't keep valuable crap in my car or whatever. (I think I had left my CD book sitting on the passenger seat floor.)
  15. Metro Detroit Photo of the Day

    The weather was nice the last few days, and in a month or so we'll start seeing more green.