Post Number: 1019
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 10:41 am: || |
I recommend everyone read these articles.
http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/99999999/NEWS01/ 70311003&template=theme&theme= NEIGHBORHOODS032007
This is nothing new to the Forum, but it's good to see this POV published in a mainstream news source.
Post Number: 660
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 12:49 pm: || |
Can you post a link to each of those articles so I don't have to sign up?
Post Number: 107
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 6:24 pm: || |
Easy to sign up. Just tell them you were born in 19?? and click Canada, or Mexico. I do it every day.
Post Number: 1597
|Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 5:41 pm: || |
An interesting series of articles, which wrapped up today. I'm surprised there wasn't more comment on this forum.
I think it got the tone roughly right for the 3 neighborhoods... for example, Hubbard Farms having problems but also hope for the future, and the outlook in the Davison neighborhood being more bleak.
(Message edited by dougw on March 14, 2007)
Post Number: 5617
|Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 7:40 pm: || |
Hubbard Farms still remains a well kept up pre-revitilized SW Detroit ghettohood. Mostly Mexican/Hispanic with a few blacks and whites. Mexicantown along Bagley St. is still up and running and there are some new housing being built up near the I-75.
Post Number: 402
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:28 pm: || |
Mostly Mexican/Hispanic with a few blacks and whites.
So....your point is that it's like most neighborboods in the city - it has some diversity? And who cares what color of people live there? And it's hardly a "ghettohood," Danny Boy. It's one of the nicer neighborhoods in the city, in my opinion. The only thing that could be contrived as such is the Hotel Yorba. If you mean that it's not as glamorous as whichever suburb you live in, then I apologize.
Post Number: 115
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:44 pm: || |
Got yer ghettohood right "here" Danny BOY..
Post Number: 1601
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:48 pm: || |
Take it easy on Danny, he's been affectionately referring to all Detroit neighborhoods as "ghettohoods" since the early days of this forum. (Although it was easier to take with a grain of salt when The Ghettoman was doing the posting.)
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 4:30 pm: || |
My brother lives down there , on Hubbard south of Vernor . His house is very well built , but obviously old and needs periodic repairs . The city services ( according to him ) are terrible other then garbage pickup . He was robbed at gunpoint a few months back , the police did respond to that . He know lives with security cameras in about 4 different spots . A while back he needed EMS due to a " flare-up" of Chrones (sp)disease . They never came , a neighbor took him to the hospital . Personally , I think It's a shitty way to live , but he doesn't seem to mind . So to each his own I guess .
Post Number: 3199
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 9:48 pm: || |
If you look at the pic of Eric on his porch, you'll see my second apt. in the background...175 bucks a month back in 89-90 for a two bedroom, landlord an elderly Hungarian eccentric who kept the place together with duct tape and liquid nails. Still have the rental agreement, written in broken English, somewhere.
One of the first neighbors I met when I moved there in 86 was Mr. Hitch, DPD retired, who made great wine from grapes grown in his garden, and was kind enough to offer me a glass, and is still well, according to the article.
Yes, there's been a real crime spike, but the article conveys the tightness and sense of community that has helped them live through previous crime spikes.
And of course, HF has some home renovators who could qualify for the home renovation olympics, if only they would make it an official sport.