Post Number: 898
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 8:13 am: || |
I'm happy to see it go. I snapped a pic of it this morning.
Post Number: 331
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 9:10 am: || |
Where will everyone drink and smoke weed now?
Post Number: 2274
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 9:22 am: || |
Post Number: 332
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 9:28 am: || |
Capitol Park? I thought that was being miraculously fixed by the presence of the Book Cadillac?
Post Number: 2276
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 9:35 am: || |
Now THAT'S a good one Rax, you had me going for a second.
Besides, they still have Cass Park.
(Message edited by DetroitRise on June 03, 2008)
Post Number: 1659
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 9:43 am: || |
What are they doing to this space?
Post Number: 451
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 9:49 am: || |
Post Number: 1339
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 12:34 pm: || |
Because the sheriff now does security for DDOT, you occasionally see deputies at Capitol Park, so it's not quite as wild as it used to be, but it's still not a place I'd hang with the kids at.
By the way, if you're one of the panhandlers at Capitol Park, let me ask you something: can't you think of a better place to hit people up for money than at the bus station? You figure somehow we got money, even though we're taking the bus? Just wondering.
Post Number: 452
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 1:02 pm: || |
If you're at the bus depot, your story about how you need 'just 41 cents, only 41 cents man' to get on the bus has the credibility level pushed up 1/2 notch.
Post Number: 2427
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 8:12 pm: || |
I saw some "residents" of the area expressing outrage that they were landscaping when I was down there this morning, kind of funny listening to them.
Post Number: 665
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 8:18 pm: || |
What used to be there other than landscaping?
Post Number: 684
|Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 8:30 pm: || |
Thick, dense bushes and homeless people, mostly.
Post Number: 277
|Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 11:33 am: || |
I thought there were some rickety-looking benches there as well.
Post Number: 110
|Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 11:41 am: || |
Now we play petanque there. In the afternoons. 12-1pm during the workweek.
Post Number: 239
|Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 12:56 pm: || |
The rickety wooden benches were also "exhumed."
Post Number: 1229
|Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 7:27 am: || |
The city's intent is to make it a "dog friendly" area. Watch this forum for more details!
Post Number: 654
|Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 8:22 am: || |
Looks like a great place to have a B-B-Q now!
Post Number: 112
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 1:16 am: || |
I had a panhandler ask me for money at a bus stop on Larned. All I had was my bus pass...literally NO money in my purse other than a few loose pennies in the bottom. When I showed him my bus pass and told him I had no money, he got right in my face with his yellow tooth stubs and then pushed me into the street right in front of a bus. Fast action by the bus driver is all that saved my life!
Post Number: 2430
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 1:22 am: || |
Wow. Maybe you need not come in the city. First some natives pull guns out on you when you entered your old neighborhood and now you have people randomly pushing you in front of buses. Detroit just aint the place for you.
Post Number: 113
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 2:23 am: || |
The panhandler incident happened a number of years ago when I worked downtown. Now I don't even live in the state, but still have an interest in Detroit, especially the old buildings and my old stomping grounds. I'm just a gray haired old lady...not really grumpy, lol. I also got pinched on the butt by another panhandler who walked behind me while I waited to cross Michigan Avenue. By the time I spun around he was running down the street cackling like a crazed chicken, lol.
Post Number: 252
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 2:33 am: || |
Grumpyoldlady: I'm so sorry you've had such terrible experiences with the riff-raff around.
When it's a busy, respectable and profit making area, you'd better believe none of that cr*p would be tolerated.
Thank you for caring about the city. So many people (even my own parents, who lived most of their lives on the east side) would just as soon see it rot.
Keep the faith and stay away from Michigan Avenue (at least on foot) until property values go up and the crazy chickens self-evict. Want you to stay safe. (You carry weaponry, I hope!)
Post Number: 669
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 4:05 am: || |
Michigan Avenue? Is Michigan Avenue in the the CBD and Corktown really that bad? It doesn't look great, but I hardly think it is bad enough to avoid. How are property values going to improve if everyone just avoids the area? Am I the only one who sees the flawed logic in that?
As far as panhandlers go, if they are asking for an odd amount (say 41 cents instead of 50 cents), then I would bet that they are asking for drug related purposes. Who else would ask for 41 cents?
Post Number: 371
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 8:49 am: || |
The 41 cents is the exact remaining amount needed for a half pint of 5 O'Clock. The dopeman isn't worried about 41 cents, trust me.
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 9:47 am: || |
I once again Congratulate you on your optimism—we really need more people who are as committed and concerned as you are. It will be interesting to read your posts in a few years. In the future I would try to avoid saying such things as, "I am the only," it is just as bad as saying "never." Always remember, you are not the first one to experience these things, and you will not be the last. As a friend of mine has always said, "you have to be a little cynical and a little sarcastic to live in this town." You also have to fight everyday to NOT become bitter—it is hard to do, believe me. On that note I can comfortably say that I don't think I could ever live anywhere else.
paz, pace, paix!
-The one that knows you post a lot.
Post Number: 656
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 12:12 pm: || |
The dopeman isn't worried about 41 cents, trust me.
"The dopeman don't take nickels" was one of the first lessons I learned doing business in Detroit. Never, ever exchange a solid dollar for change.
Post Number: 2544
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 1:19 pm: || |
Dds - I actually remember that lesson being taught to a couple of others as well. "What they don't teach you at Harvard Business School..."
And for all of those who say Dds never offers anything -- just take a look at the brilliant insight he just provided.