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Neighborhood Natives: Delorean "Delo" Brown

City of Detroit photographer Cyrus Tetteh has spent the last year photographing notable Detroit residents and natives for our “Neighborhood Natives” portrait series. See the portraits now through March 27 at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch at 5201 Woodward Avenue.

Up-and-coming comedienne Delo Brown has performed all across the country and she grew up in the University District. She is a product of her environment in her own, funny way.

Do you hate the Livernois island? Talk to the mayor about it Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:55

A community meeting will be held on August 16 for residents in and around Livernois-McNichols to discuss proposed streetscape improvements to the area.

Top of the agenda for residents? A chance to sound off on the long-debated median along Livernois Avenue, which has been a source of back-and-forth for Detroiters for years. The City of Detroit Planning Department is looking to take feedback on possibly removing the median completely and instead widening the street or widening the sidewalk. 

'Design Center in a Box' meeting to be held in Livernois-6 Mile area Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:29

A community meeting will be held on August 1 for residents in and around the Livernois-6 Mile neighborhoods to discuss design-centric improvements to the area.

The meeting is hosted by the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department as part of Design Center in a Box, a collaboration between the Cdepartment and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at UD Mercy. It is funded by the Knight Foundation’s Cities Challenge. 

Residents asked for feedback on proposed bike lanes on Livernois Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:56

District 2 residents are invited to discuss a pair of proposed streetscapes along the Livernois Avenue corridor during a community meeting with the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department Thursday night.

The two proposed options primarily affect the Avenue of Fashion between the University of Detroit Mercy and Eight Mile Road. Residents are asked to voice their feedback on whether to add bike lanes or an extended sidewalk on both sides of Livernois.


That University District home you were all salivating over is back on the auction block

Remember that Detroit Land Bank Authority auction a few weeks back where a home on Wildemere Street sold for $255,000? Did you bid on it and feel the crushing defeat of not being able to swing a University District home at a potential bargain? Did your insides curdle when you knew that Pewabic tiled fireplace, original steam registers and all those French doors would fall into the hands of someone else?


In University District, all the neighborhood’s a stage

For some writers, the process of writing can be a solitary, sometimes agonizing experience. There’s the hours sitting at a desk, sometimes staring at blank pieces of paper or computer screens while waiting for inspiration to strike. Even longer than the process of starting to write is the rewriting. And more rewriting. And that’s just the first draft. After going through several more rounds, it’s (more or less) finally ready for an audience, and for most writers, their worst nightmare is no one ever hearing it and reading it.

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