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City Profile: Detroit

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Architecture

63 Alfred Street [Ransom Gillis House]

Book Tower

Dime Building

First National Building

Grande Ballroom

Guardian Building

Penobscot Building

Arts & Entertainment

101up Gallery

Belle Isle Park

Boblo Boat Historic Tours

C Pop Gallery

Campus Martius Park

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Cranbrook Educational Community

Detroit Children's Museum

Detroit Festival of the Arts

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Jazz Festival

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Science Center

Detroit Zoo

Fisher Theater

Ford Model T Automotive Heritage Complex

Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Fox Theater

Gem Theater

Greektown Casino

G.R.N'Namdi Gallery

Masonic Temple Theater

MGM Grand Casino

Motor Cities National Heritage Area

Motor City Casino

Motown Museum

Pewabic Pottery

Scarab Club

St. Andrew's Hall

State Theatre

The Henry Ford

Underground Railroad Museum

Bars & Restaurants

Agave

American Coney Island

Andiamo Italia

Bookies Tavern

Byblos Cafe & Grill

C & B Pub

Cafe de Troit

The Dakota Inn

Delux Lounge

Detroit Beer Company

Detroit Breakfast House

Detroit Guerrilla Queer Bar

Hard Rock Cafe Detroit

Hockeytown Cafe

The Hub

Majestic Cafe

Oslo

Pizza Papalis

Pulse Detroit

Slows Bar BQ

Small Plates

State Bar & Grill

The Town Pump

Traffic Jam and Snug

Union Street

The Whitney

City Living

1001 Wodward Lofts

1300 East Lafayette

291 Edmund Place

Addison Apartments

Broderick Tower Lofts

Centurion Place

City Living Detroit

Clark Tower Lofts

Detroit Urban Living

E & B Brewery Lofts

Ellington Lofts

Elliott Building Lofts

Eureka Building Lofts

Garden Court Apartments

Garden Homes at Brush Park

Grinnell Place Lofts

Harbortown Condos

Hubbell Group Urban Redevelopment

Jefferson Village

Kales Building

Lafayette Towers

Lofts and More

Lofts at Rivertown

Lofts at New Center

Lofts at Woodward Center

Lofts of Merchants Row

Loft Werks

Mid-Met Lofts

Millender Center Apartments

New Amsterdam Lofts

Park Shelton Condominiums

The Pavillion

Riverfront Condominiums

Riverplace Lofts

St. Regis Condominums

Willy's Overland Lofts

Woodbridge Estates

Woodward Place at Brush Park

Clubs

The Bleu Room

Centre Street Lounge

Detroit Club Scene

Labrinth

Colleges & Universities

College For Creative Studies

Center for Humanistic Studies Graduate School

Lewis College of Business

Marygrove College

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

University of Detroit Mercy

Wayne County Community College District

Wayne State University

Detroit Blogs

DE-tro-IT

Detroit Bazaar

Detroit Blog

Detroit Funk

Faded Detroit

Lonely Tenant

Metroblogging Detroit

My Detroit

Notes From Away

Observations of a Forgotten City

Historic Preservation

Friends of the Belle Isle Aquarium

Friends of the Book-Cadillac

Grande Ballroom

Marine Historical Society of Detroit

Preservation Wayne

Save Fort Wayne

Media

TELEVISION

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WDIV TV-4 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} NBC

WXYZ TV-7 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} ABC

CBC TV-9 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} CBC

WDWB TV-20 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} WB20

CTN TV-26 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} CTN

WKBD TV-50 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} UPN

WTVS TV-56 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} PBS

WWJ TV-62 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} CBS

NEWSPAPERS

Detroit Free Press

Detroit News

Metro Times

Michigan Chronicle

Michigan Citizen

Real Detroit Weekly

ONLINE

Detroit Buzz

Model D

The Detroiter

Shopping

Eastern Market

Pewabic Pottery

Pure Detroit

Renaissance Center

Sports

Detroit Tigers - MLB

Detroit Lions - NFL

Detroit Shock - WNBA

Detroit Pistons - NBA

Detroit Red Wings - NHL

Transportation

Detroit Department of Transportation

People Mover

SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation)

Transportation Riders United

Trivia

  • Largest city in Michigan

  • Largest metropolitan area in Michigan

  • Seat of Wayne County

Area: 138.72 Square Miles (223.25 Sq. Km)

Population: 911,402 (2003 est.)

Overall Density:

Metro Population: 5,415,338 (2000)

DIVERSITY

  • 12.3% White

  • 81.6% Black or African American

  • .3% American Indian or Alaska Native

  • 1.0% Asian

  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

  • 5.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race

  • 2.5% Other

  • 2.3% Two or more races

ECONOMICS

Median Family Income: $33,853

Median Household Income: $29,526

Per Capita Income: $14,717

Familes Below Poverty Level: 47,920 (21.7%)

Individuals Below Poverty Level: 243,153 (26.1%)

HOUSING

Total Number of Units: 375,096

Single Family Units: 237,129 (63.2%)

Duplex Units: 40,558 (10.8%)

Multi-Family/Attached Units: 95,807 (25.5%)

Mobile Homes/RVs: 1,604 (.43%)

Homes Built Prior to 1960: 305,171 (91.2%)

Miscellaneous

Atheneum Hotel

Bagley Housing Association

Belle Isle Botanical Society

BobloBoat.com

BobloSteamers.com

Book-Cadillac the Movie

David Clements Productions

Detroit: The Documentary

Detroit Area Art Deco Society

Detroit Athletic Club

Detroit Brewing Company

Detroit Fire Department EMS

DetroitMidtown.com

Detroit Pix

Detroit Princess Riverboat

Detroit River International Crossing Project

Detroit Subway

Detroit Synergy

Detroit Vibes

DetroitYes

Diamond Jack's River Tours

Driver's Handbook for Detroit - 1937

Forgotten Detroit

Forgotten Michigan

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp.

Greater Corktown Development Corp.

Great Lakes Aerial Photos

Highland Park Folks

History of Detroit Music

The Inn at 97 Winder

Inside Southwest Detroit

International Metropolis

Matrix Theatre Company

Michigan Native

Motor City Music Archives

Motor City Rocks

New Center Council

Palmer Woods Neighborhood

Road to Detroit

See Detroit

Southwest Detroit Business Association

Survival Crackas

Tales of Eloise

The Parade Company

The Rouge

Tribes of the Cass Corridor

Uncovering Atlantis - Detroit

Visit Detroit

Wirt Rowland: Architect

Woodward Heritage

Edited by Allan

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This list is still very much under construction. I actually started it late last year, but just made it visible to you all today. I will be adding more links & info as I have time.

There was a Detroit links thread before, but I'm not sure what happened to it. I guess it got unpinned or moved elsewhere for some reason.

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This list is still very much under construction.  I actually started it late last year, but just made it visible to you all today.  I will be adding more links & info as I have time.

There was a Detroit links thread before, but I'm not sure what happened to it.  I guess it got unpinned or moved elsewhere for some reason.

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Have you thought about putting a couple of skyline, streetscape, and monument pics throughout it? say, at the beginning and end of it?

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It's there...just not under blogs, since it is not a blog. There is only one site I am intentionally leaving off the list, since the site's owner decided to start being a jerk to me.

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There is only one site I am intentionally leaving off the list, since the site's owner decided to start being a jerk to me.

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^ And I think we all know which one that is, LOL.

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Thanks Allan for the add. The more we see of our city, perhaps the more good can come. We're doing what we can. DetroitYes, we'd like to promote you too but somehow we can't sign up on a yahoo address and would rather not use our ISP's address.

Peace to Detroit

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How'd you get "Detroit: The Motor City" in it?

Paint, Powerpoint, something else?

Edited by ironchapman

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Photoshop. I fully intend to make much better graphics, but my life is getting more and more hectic with each passing hour. I'm not going to tell you that the graphics will get done in two weeks, because I will sound like Kwame and the Book-Cadillac deal..."only two more weeks." Look for improved graphics around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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^Do you have to pay for photoshop?

The closest things I have to graphics editors are Powerpoint and Paint. LOL

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Well, you can illegally download it, get it from your university, or pay a whole bunch of money for it. If none of those are options, I recommend photoshop elements. It does most of what photoshop does for less than $100.

If you want a free image editor, use the Gimp.

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Well, you can illegally download it, get it from your university, or pay a whole bunch of money for it.  If none of those are options, I recommend photoshop elements.  It does most of what photoshop does for less than $100.

If you want a free image editor, use the Gimp.

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I've heard about that one (GIMP), too.

Is it as good as photoshop?

BTW: I also have a Kodak Photo Editor on my computer which could help.

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I haven't used the Gimp for anything other than resizing or putting copyright info on my photos, so I'm not very experienced with it. It did what I needed it to do, although I didn't like the interface much. It works pretty good for a free program. Download it and see how it works for you...it's not that difficult to learn the basic stuff.

I haven't used Kodak image editor, so I'm totally clueless there. I do know that this computer had some image editing software on it when I got it, but I don't know what it's called, and I've never used it....

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ironchapman, you can download photoshop CS2 free and use it for 30 days. Before you do, you must become an adobe user. Being a user, you can try all of adobe's products at no charge. What is unusual though, is that you can usually keep downloading the trial version over and over again after it expires. So essentially, you have a legal copy, but aren't paying lol. (I don't know if this still works). Of course, I no longer use the trial versions. Let's just say I have some strong connections in the architecture school. ;). But back on topic, nice thread Allan. This will help for people not to familiar with the D.

Edited by wolverine

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Haha, I didn't know that about Adobe. It would be a pain but it if it saves you $600....

At least it's not like Autodesk Revit...that thing is the most overpriced program on the planet. For $4700 it can be yours! My uncle's architecture firm was going to upgrade the whole office to it, but it cost so much money that they only did half.

This thread is so incredibly off topic. Eventually I'll clean it up a bit so only the profile-related posts are on here.

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Heh, you should see the Atlanta profile. Many of the posts are all that remains of chris121091's 10,000 alteregos.

Actually, it's not that far off topic. This could be educational for those of us who will be doing (more) profiles in the future :)

BTW: Have you any plans to create a GR or Lansing, or is joeDowntown going to do that?

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