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As arguably the finest surviving street car suburb of turn of the century Detroit, Woodbridge sits solidly on the near-West Side. A few minutes from Downtown, New Center and Midtown, Woodbridge is primarily a residential neighborhood with many large historic homes, the area is also home to a growing number of art institutions — including the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, 4731 Gallery and 555.





This week in Detroit, love is all you need

This is a healthy sign: we can't remember a Valentine's Day in Detroit proper (and Hamtramck) filled with so many events, from music to skating to indie retail fun in a long, long time. Kelli Kavanaugh puts together a hot list of cool things to do this week. 


UIX: Raquel Castaneda-Lopez of Council District Six

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez is the first person to represent District Six on Detroit City Council, and the first Latina ever elected to the council. Matthew Lewis makes the introduction for the Urban Innovation Exchange.


UIX: Jim Geary and Woodbridge Pub

A neighborhood bar adjacent to the campus of Wayne State University serving affordable, hand-made food, and Michigan craft beers is, perhaps most importantly, a community hub. Tunde Wey talks to owner Jim Geary in this UIX report.

Owner Lori Slager at The Sparrows in Grand Rapids

Small businesses as third places experience growth

How many places do you have? If you're not sure, here's a recommendation: three. In this special report, we'll discover small businesses throughout Michigan that serve as "third places" for their communities, and are growing because of it. 


Part of the solution: ACLU interns talk about need for justice for all in Detroit

Law students from Brooklyn, Harvard, Virginia and Michigan schools get valuable training in a variety of civil rights issues at the Detroit office of the ACLU. They also get to know the city while they're here. Amy Kuras reports.
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