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Easydoesit
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 69.246.122.172
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.frezza.cz28.com/det roit/
(pic in the 2nd row, 3rd column labeled pic00012)

excuse me if I may sound ignorant, and I know the pic says "times square" and I know its in Detroit, but WHERE is "times sqare" detroit located? Is it a particular building? Is it a section of downtown? Please help me because I'm so confused. Again, excuse me if I sound ignorant.
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Andyguard73
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 64.25.200.14
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Times Square is a road connecting Grand River and Cass Ave. There's a little triangular park along side of it.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Post Number: 559
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.14.248.252
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Detroit Times building used to be there - one of the old now defunct newspapers.

Jjaba knows more...
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Easydoesit
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 2:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ohhh!!! thanks alot you guys. i thought you all were going to attack me.
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Gumby
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Post Number: 934
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.60.143.186
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 3:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

well if it makes you feel better. YOU IDIOT :-)
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Detroitduo
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Username: Detroitduo

Post Number: 544
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 194.138.39.56
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 4:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Times Square is where the Detroit Times (the former Detroit news paper) was located.
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Cafe
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Username: Cafe

Post Number: 1213
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 84.162.41.239
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 5:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is a people mover stop there too.
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Ilovedetroit
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Username: Ilovedetroit

Post Number: 2124
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.246.57.75
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Times Square use to be a famous back in the early 90s for having a VERY hip gay bar there called "Times Square"...it was (at one time) a very cool place to be seen by gay and straight. But it went out in the late 90s I believe.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 927
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.8.168
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


wsu
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Jsmyers
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Username: Jsmyers

Post Number: 1483
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 209.131.7.68
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That is a great building!

I'm a huge fan of transit, but I'm really irritated at the design of the new transit center, that will take out streets and cover up a park created by the 1805/6 Woodward plan, but LEAVE the surface parking lot located where that building used to stand.

BTW - Did the park used to be called Times Square? I think it has a different official name now.
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1484
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 209.131.7.68
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

BTW2 - How much things have changed since those pictures where taken. Especially his computer!
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Rayraydetroit
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 67.72.98.45
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Times Square Park is currently Robert L. Hurt Memorial Park. Hurt was an early African American exec with Michigan Bell who died a few years ago. Interestingly, his son Robert is a noted jazz bass player who has played with Geri Allen (nee Detroit Cass Tech) et al.

At the north end of the park is a big boulder and a tree, "Wish Tree" planted by Yoko Ono in 2000. She is a friend of Gil Silverman who owns that beautifully restored brick building (400 Grand River). He was featured last week in Crain's Detroit Business as a major art collector and real estate investor. He has a sizable collection on the top floor of that building.
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Ventura67
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.245.93.12
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 6:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did anyone else notice the size of those cars in that photo! HUGE I say. Every last one of them with Detroit origins, at a time when Detroit used to know how to build a CAR!
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56packman
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Username: 56packman

Post Number: 148
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 129.9.163.234
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 7:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, and there was no poverty, crime, abandoned buildings, scrapping, or scab labor!
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3466
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 7:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

56packman musta forgotten the skid row on W. Michigan Avenue, the cheesey hotels on Cass Avenue, and open prostitution up and down John R. and Brush Sts.

Detroit still knows how to make a car, the onliest problem, nobody wants to buy them.

jjaba.
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Jams
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Post Number: 2999
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 70.236.182.95
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 7:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Close but no cigar.

quote:

Times Square Park is currently Robert L. Hurt Memorial Park




Robert L. Hurt Memorial Park is the park shown in the photo across the street from Times Square.
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56packman
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Post Number: 149
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.208.234.52
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 8:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jjaba, Packman was making joke. i.e. "rose colored asses"
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Ventura67
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.245.93.12
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 9:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Jjaba,

Sure, Detroit may know how to MAKE a car, but they certainly don't know how to BUILD a car anymore. I'm not talking SUVs, minivans, Hummers, sportscars, etc. I'm talking CARS, like those big, honkin' 4,000 lb. sedans and two door hardtops like in that picture (and nearly all with a V8). There is nothing safer or more boldly designed than an acre and a half of hood that kids can play baseball on! I mean, GM or Chrysler don't even make real "cars" anymore and Ford's is anemic. Don't the suburban cops look pretty silly in Explorers and Impalas?
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3472
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 1:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ventura67 tells it like it tis.

Those were the days my friend
we thought they'd never end

We'd sing and dance forever and a day...
(with a nod to Mary Hopkins)

jjaba, Proudly Westside. (on the hood of daddy's '51 Pontiac, forest green for-door.)

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