living in a suburb of metro detroit/ann arbor, I can attest to this. It's downtrodden and horribly sad to see, however; there are complete gems that are making a comeback. Slow's BBQ in Detroit is amazing, the area of WSU and the community college downtown is a lot safer than one would believe it to be, and the coffee shops/art supply stores are amazing. Like ALL cities, there are good and bad parts. I find Los Angeles' barrio/East Side to be more dirty in some areas than Detroit! [Having lived in both areas.] Also--When I traveled from MI to MA for a funeral, the cleanest bus station I was in [out of 10 of them] was in fact, Detroit. Sure. it's jacked up and gritty and just...Beyond hope in some places, but show me a city that isn't. People are working to do great things to Detroit. I'm looking forward to seeing where it is in the next 15 years or so.
The Ruins Of Detroit: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
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