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PHOTO GALLERY: Big Sean, Sada Baby and more drop by Occupy the Corner

Detroit Councilwoman Mary Sheffield and Big Sean teamed up this for a joint concert for the rapper’s busy DON Weekend, bringing out a host of entertainers for a good cause.

The August 17 event, an extension of Sheffield’s annual Occupy the Corner community celebration, was held at the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan in the Warrendale neighborhood. In addition to Sean himself, Detroit rapper Sada Baby, singer Neisha Neshae and host Shay Omygod took to the stage.

Photos by Cyrus Tetteh/City of Detroit

Detroit's youth spent weeks developing plans for Warrendale. Here's how you can see what they want. [email protected] Fri, 04/26/2019 - 13:42

Kids are planning the future on Detroit's west side. Listen to what they have to say. [email protected] Tue, 04/09/2019 - 13:20

Thinking of putting kids in charge of things calls to mind a Richie Rich or a True Jackson, but in this case, it’s kids on the westside of Detroit who are running things. 


First Delray residents begin move from bridge footprint to renovated Detroit homes


“Welcome to my new home!” Maria Walkenbach shouts, arms raised and hands above her head as a steady stream of contractors, cameramen and, well, whoever else wanted to stop by to say hello.

Inside a two-bedroom home on Ashton Street in Warrendale, Walkenbach is all hugs, laughs and smiles. There is no furniture in any of the rooms, which are all freshly carpeted except for the kitchen, which has new laminate hardwood floors. Soon it will be full, because today, the former Southwest Detroit resident takes ownership of the home.


Design firm chosen to advance child-centric development in Warrendale

As part of ongoing Strategic Neighborhood Fund initiatives, the City of Detroit has commissioned a planning study to examine future development designed to benefit children in Warrendale and surrounding neighborhoods.

Several firms presented ideas to the westside communities at a forum last month, leading to the appointment of New York-based urban design, planning and civil arts studio Hector to lead efforts to make the Warrendale area the first with a focus on child development.

Warrendale, Cody-Rouge residents invited to hear ideas for child-friendly development [email protected] Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:31

Invest Detroit and the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department invites residents from the Warrendale and Cody-Rouge areas for an all-day event on Saturday, July 14, to hear ideas from five design teams pitching the City on ideas for child-centered development in the neighborhoods.

From 8:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., each of the five teams will have a 40-minute presentation on their ideas to make the neighborhoods more amenable to families. There will be a 15-minute question-and-answer session following each presentation.

Family Bakery offers a taste of Lebanon in Warrendale [email protected] Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:11

As Small Business Saturday approaches, The Neighborhoods will be highlighting small businesses across Detroit this week. Our first stop is Family Bakery in Warrendale.

How a farmers market at Joy and Southfield nourishes its community [email protected] Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:27

At the corner of Joy Road and the Southfield Freeway is the infamous “Murder Mac” McDonald’s, a combination fast food stop and gas station that, as one might deduce, has been plagued with violent shootings over the years. It’s the stuff of Detroit legend, and it has sparked more than a few tweets, memes and even a dedicated Facebook page. 


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