Tag: Detroit

  • Nice to see the Detroit Lego city at Legoland in Auburn Hills celebrating Aretha.

  • WordPress.com in Detroit

    Automattic (my employer) has been partnering with Rebrand Detroit to get 100 local, small businesses online. I’m thrilled that our international company is focusing on Detroit. If you are too (and you are reading this on May 17, 2017) you should come to the Rebrand Cities Salon this afternoon in Midtown. Matt Mullenweg, the CEO, just posted these new […]

  • Detroit Tourism Roundup

    2017 seems to be the year to visit Detroit. New York Times puts Detroit as #9 on its list of places to visit. The QLine streetcar seems to have been part of that decision, so maybe there’s hope yet for a regional transit authority. Maybe… National Geographic made Detroit their North American pick for Unexpected Cities […]

  • Notes from Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup, January 2017

    Last night I got downtown for the Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup. As an aside, there is a fun art installation downtown called LuminoCITY. I spotted it on my way in and recommend you check it out after dark. The meeting topic was Productivity Tools & Workflows, with 4 quick talks: 5 “Getting Started” Productivity Hacks: Anthony Montalbano Manage […]

  • About that new stadium in Detroit…

    Two years ago Detroit got approval to spend over $283 million of taxpayer money on a new arena for the Red Wings just six days after the city filed for bankruptcy even though the Red Wings’ owner is Mike Illitch the founder of the Little Caesar’s pizza chain who’s worth an estimated $5.1 billion. And […]

  • I’m sick of Detroit ruin tourism

    The Guardian is doing it now: Here’s a view of the city a block away from where that photo was shot:

  • Hostel to open in Detroit’s Corktown

    Hostel to open in Detroit’s Corktown Hostel Detroit is to open in April at 2700 Spruce St., in sparsely occupied North Corktown, north of the site of long-gone Tiger Stadium. It will have nine bedrooms, a total of 20 bunk beds and four double beds. Rates are $25 a night for a single, $45 for […]

  • Detroit Roundup

    < dl> Houses cheaper than cars in Detroit “At least 16 Detroit houses up for sale on Sunday sold for $30,000 or less. A boarded-up bungalow on the city’s west side brought $1,300. A four-bedroom house near the original Motown recording studio sold for $7,000.” Even better is the MetaFilter discussion about that link (and […]