My friend and I are planning a one-way road trip from Denver, CO to Rochester, NY this June. The catch? We would like to complete it in around 7 days. I'm looking for your insight on how to make the most of the cities along our route in a limited amount of time (probably about 5 hours of exploring), suggestions for a better route, or general road trip advice. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Apr 30, 2013 -
I was looking around in a semi-abandoned industrial area in Detroit today when I found an unusual looking piece of infrastructure on the side of the road. It consists of a cabinet with an electric feed, an antenna, and no other obvious openings. There were a couple signs on the cabinet, and something inside was making intermittent motor-type noises. Audio, video, pictures, and a maps link are inside. Please take a look if you think you might be able to figure out what this thing is! [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup
on Mar 9, 2013 -
Detroit - Anyone know who the big players or up and comers are in terms of small shops doing solid ios and interactive development? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Mar 5, 2013 -
I want buy a cheap house, make art, and not die in Detroit. What are the right zipcodes to plug into Zillow? FWIW, white male, older but street smart, handy, commute some and sell in California, love vintage architecture (and ruins, and access to cheap, plentiful materials).
posted by wallstreet1929
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Going to Detroit. I need recommendations on the cool places to see regeneration, sustainable initiatives, parks, art, urban agriculture, etc. (the innovative stuff that makes Detroit awesome!) [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Sep 20, 2012 -
My wife and kids are flying into Detroit for my grandfathers 90th birthday. They have never experienced Michigan in the summertime. I would like to find a nice lake to rent a house / cottage within a few hours of Detroit. We will only have a few days after the party so recommending Traverse or Ludington is probably not going to work without feeling really rushed. Can anyone recommend a lake / area within a few hours of Detroit where my wife can experience the beauty that is Michigan?
posted by jasondigitized
on Jul 2, 2012 -
Detroit Filter: Where can I go to see beautiful examples of nature taking over abandonment? Also, interesting places where artists have re-worked the space? Or places were artists have kids. [more inside]
posted by ohisee
on May 22, 2012 -
What are the great novels of Detroit? All genres welcome, but latter half of the 20th century preferred. Thanks!
posted by gerryblog
on May 9, 2012 -
How can I determine the best way to find a lawyer to work on a consumer liability case that is not the stereotypical ambulance chaser, slip and fall guy? All I want is what is fair. I am in the Detroit (Northern) suburbs.
posted by Drasher
on Apr 30, 2012 -
I'm planning a week-long summer road trip starting in Chicago and working my way around lake Erie with major stops including Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Toronto and perhaps Detroit on the way back. What significant destinations/attractions should I consider? Specific interests inside. [more inside]
posted by joinks
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Who makes the best milkshakes in Southeast Michigan? I live in Detroit but am not at all opposed to driving a fair bit for something spectacular. My dream shake is extra thick and filled with chunks of actual berries that stop up the straw. Malts need not apply.
posted by likeplus
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Good Cisco technical training (CCNA) in the Detroit area?
Looking for a course the week of 12-16 Dec, somewhere in the Detroit area.. Anyone with first-hand knowledge of technical training in SE Michigan? [more inside]
posted by aarin
on Nov 26, 2011 -
I'm looking for a lawyer in the Detroit Metro area (in or around Livonia) specializing in issues related to child custody and divorce. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated.
posted by kbanas
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Is it offensive / tactless / rude for a white male to wear a re-issue of the Negro Leagues baseball cap for what would have been his hometown team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 16, 2011 -
I'd like to make a birthday donation for my mother that supports civic enhancement issues in Detroit (historic preservation, greenbelt development for example) - what organization would make good use of my donation? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam
on Aug 14, 2011 -
Please recommend apartments for renting between Lansing Mi and Detroit Mi. ( potential towns Novi Mi, Farmington Hills Mi). [more inside]
posted by auqaluna
on Jul 9, 2011 -
Suggestions for finding affordable, short term (2 months) housing in the Detroit / Hamtramck area for 8 adults? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist
on May 21, 2011 -
I'll be in Detroit most of July. What fun festivals, events, art showings, or other fun scenes should I be sure to check out? I'm looking for the full breadth of cultural diversity.
posted by Unsomnambulist
on May 14, 2011 -
A group of us are planning on heading to Windsor from Chicago for a bachelor party next month. What are some fun things we can do? [more inside]
posted by AMP583
on Apr 23, 2011 -
What are some things to do and places to go for a Valentine's day in Detroit? Art or science related a big plus! [more inside]
posted by white light
on Feb 12, 2011 -
I need some advice on how to build a database-driven site around an archive of ephemera (mostly flyers). Essentially, I want to build an online archive of scanned rave flyers from the Toronto-London-Detroit rave scenes (plus some Midwest US flyers). Here's what I have: [more inside]
posted by LMGM
on Feb 2, 2011 -
I love Detroit, but should I live here? There's a lot of personal reasons that I want to live in Detroit, but crime and security issues have strained me financially. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard
on Dec 3, 2010 -
I have business in the Bloomfield Hills suburb of Detroit in a couple of weeks. Google Maps gives me two routes from the airport car rental to my destination with roughly the same travel time and a third that appears slightly longer. Which is best in terms of ease of navigation for a solo driving Detroit area newb, safe road conditions (especially if it snows), and likelihood that the travel time is accurate (i.e. not prone to massive unexpected delays)? [more inside]
posted by safetyfork
on Nov 24, 2010 -
Tell me about Detroit real estate and urban policy today.
How are they dealing with the damage, even collapse/abandonment of neighborhoods?
For someone interested in the city, and specifically these distressed areas, how is the City managing them? Creative Zoning? Homesteading? What are the opportunities for an individual? Business needs? How much of the land itself is damaged from past industrial use? Are there programs for (brownfield) rehabilitation?
posted by ebesan
on Oct 8, 2010 -
Is taking a roadtrip through the midwest over a couple weeks during the winter (around the holidays) a horrible idea? Tentative idea is Detroit to Tulsa via a bunch of stops to see things/cities/people. Tentative route - Detroit to Fargo via I-94 (via Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul), Fargo to Kansas City via I-29 (via S. Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska) and then down to Tulsa. [more inside]
posted by emily37
on Jun 23, 2010 -
DetroitFilter: I will be in Detroit for a conference next week. Help me figure out some issues of safety and sightseeing. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Jun 15, 2010 -
True crime in Detroit or Southeast Michigan? Or great crime fiction set there (preferably based on real events)? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on Apr 6, 2010 -
What are the best design/home furnishing stores in Detroit (or Windsor, ON) to blow a couple bucks and waste a day? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Apr 1, 2010 -
I'm new to Detroit - can anyone recommend some good internists or ob/gyns on the east side or maybe ferndale/royal oak areas? Indian village, eastpointe, grosse pointe, st. clair shores, roseville would be most ideal. I have a HAP HMO, not that I expect you to know what your doctor accepts, but just in case anyone answering happens to have it. [more inside]
posted by lolo341
on Oct 30, 2009 -
What are your favorite used clothing/thrift stores in the Detroit metro area and/or Ann Arbor?
posted by lolo341
on Oct 23, 2009 -
I want to go on a photography weekend trip next month. I'm in Chicago, and want to drive no more than 6-8 hours to a destination. With my preferences (inside) in mind, I'd like advice on where to go. Help? [more inside]
posted by hijinx
on Aug 12, 2009 -
St. Louis, Missouri lost over half its population from 1950-1990. Since the mid-1990s, 80,000 Bosnian immigrants (coming to represent over 20% of the city's population) have established communities that have saved large areas of housing stock from decay. In which other instances have large, permanent groups of non-migrant, non-domestically employed immigrants been settled en masse
helping to shore-up a city that is losing population but otherwise has the infrastructure to accommodate more? Has there been any debate or discussion about hypothetical proposals to encourage something similar in Detroit? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Detroit MeFites - help me watch Detroit rebuild/regreen, and also see the best of the "urban prairie" [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard
on May 4, 2009 -
Are there any archery instructors in the Toledo/Detroit area? All I've been able to find is the YMCA, and I'm too old for their classes.
posted by biochemist
on May 1, 2009 -
I'm looking for a doctor (possibly within driving distance from Detroit), who might be comfortable talking about off-label treatments for Alzheimer's. Specifically, I'd like to get some qualified, knowledgeable info about Methylene blue
. Thanks everybody.
posted by anonymous
on Jul 30, 2008 -
Sometime in the last year I read an article in a print magazine about Detroit becoming the model sustainable city of the future. Help me find it. [more inside]
posted by blapst
on Apr 29, 2008 -
I'll be attending a Tigers baseball game tonight at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit and I'm sick of drinking crappy beer. Does anyone know if there are any vendors in the park that sell beer with flavor? If so, where are they? I'm looking for something inside the park that I can buy and take back to my seat. Even a Sam Adams will work, pretty much anything but the usual Bud, Miller, or Labatt's.
posted by mjp
on Apr 15, 2008 -