Abandoned houses, and dying neighborhoods are two of Detroit’s biggest problems. Now there is action to address both problems. This weekend you can walk through over 20 homes that will soon be up for auction. The idea is to sell the homes, get residents backing into them, which will build the neighborhoods. For details, and to register to… Read more »
The City of Detroit warned residents that it wasn’t proper for them to remove the rubble of a burned house from their neighborhood, but at the same time said they had no money to do it for them. Feeling they had no other choice, and tired of the dangerous eyesore, these neighbors decided to go ahead and do what… Read more »
Ever wonder why Detroiters call our neighborhood restaurants Coney Islands? Richard Harlan, the owner of our Detroit 2020 Gem knows, he says it was his great Aunt and Uncle who started the tradition way back when they were feeding the dogs to Model T workers. They say they are the oldest Coney Island in Detroit, and they are a Detroit… Read more »
You’re probably one of the million-plus people who have seen the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Choir’s cover of the Pharrell’s hit song, “Happy”. The video’s infectious energy and cute kids made it a viral video sensation attracting the attention of Good Morning America, The Ellen Show, The Today Show, BET, and The Queen Latifah Show, among others. For… Read more »
Dark streets are a reality for many Detroit residents. So much so that getting the streetlights fixed is now a top priority for the Mayor Duggan administration. In this Detroit 2020 State of the City Stephen Clark visited a West side neighborhood on two consecutive nights, to show what a difference the lights can make to those who live… Read more »
As part of our series on New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series, 7 Action News reporter Andy Choi highlights Detroit’s African-American community. The past leaps off the page through the voice of Yolanda Jack at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. “Back far enough, you’ll see that every single person has a genetic ancestry that begins in the… Read more »
Ernie’s Market is a special place to pick up a sandwich. You will not only get a great lunch, but Ernie will make the visit a high point in your day. It’s impossible to describe Ernie, so you’ll have to see him for yourself. Click on the video below for the Ernie Experience. Ernie’s is near Woodward & 8… Read more »
7 Action News reporter Andy Choi continues his reports on New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series with a look at Detroit’s Latino community. We call one part of Detroit Mexicantown, but the name may be misleading when it comes to Latino influence on the city. It’s why our friends at New Detroit are reminding all of us to listen closely.
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It’s a story of a family, a good sandwich, loyalty and longevity. Second generation owner Stuart Litt says his Hygrade Deli on Michigan Avenue started over 60 years ago. According to customer Ned McClung it’s “old school”. Stuart himself has been behind the counter for 40 years, and says it’s all about quality: “you buy a top quality product,… Read more »