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Detroitpetanque
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Post Number: 26
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 1:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whoa! I can't believe it...

We're #1 as Most Dangerous City AND on the top
places to go (as per the NY Times!)

Hold up for a second... the list also includes: Libya and Iran ? is this some kind of backhanded compliment?!

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12 /09/travel/09where.html?ex=119 7954000&en=b911e369b53b76a4&ei =5070

40. DETROIT

Historically crime-ridden Detroit may not spring to mind as a hot tourist spot, but don't tell that to the city's bullish hoteliers. Newcomers include the MGM Grand Detroit (www.mgmgranddetroit.com), the MotorCity Casino Hotel (www.motorcitycasino.com) in an old Wonder Bread factory and the historic Book Cadillac Hotel, being transformed into a Westin (www.westinbookcadillac.com). Plus, the Detroit Institute of Arts (www.dia.org) just reopened after a $158 million renovation.
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Gsgeorge
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 1:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/5/121681.html
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Carolcb
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 1:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw it yesterday.

Sure beats the editorial about Detroit in the weekend version of the Wall Street Journal written by Henry Payne......
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Detroitpetanque
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 1:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One wonders why the list is set to 53. I mean, sure, Detroit being #40 on that list makes the top-50 cut, but when the list is set at such an odd number, (not: Top-20 or Top-50; or Top-100 even) it makes me think that there's been some kind of big money marketing behind the selection process to get on the list.
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Gsgeorge
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 2:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AHEM--

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/5/121681.html
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

One wonders why the list is set to 53. I mean, sure, Detroit being #40 on that list makes the top-50 cut, but when the list is set at such an odd number, (not: Top-20 or Top-50; or Top-100 even) it makes me think that there's been some kind of big money marketing behind the selection process to get on the list.



Because it would be illegal for a big money marketing campaign to fund a top list that is divisible by 10?
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Informed
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 2:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think this is great news. If others can see the future being bright I think we as Detroiters should also. We live in a great place. I love the DIA, and few know its the 7th largest museum in the country.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 2:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The second largest of its type (municipal museum).

In terms of art collections, it might be even higher than seventh overall.
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Detroitpetanque
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 3:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Informed: The 7th Largest museum in the country - and the #1 most Dangerous Museum in the country (if we continue the logic of Detroit being #1 Dangerous City...)

I think we can market "#1 Most Dangerous" with all of Detroit's attractions... #1 Most Dangerous Coneydogs in the Country #1 Most Dangerous Hocket Team in the Country...

Gsgeorge: Sorry for the double-thread. Hope you're not obsessive compulsive and having a seizure about it.
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Dan_the_man
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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 3:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think they just went down to 53 so that NYC could make the list. The New York Times can't make a list and then not put their own city on it apparently.
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Gsgeorge
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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 3:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i'm a bit OCD, but its too late now... talk on and enjoy!

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