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Model D TV: 71 Garfield

Model D TV: 71 Garfield

71 Garfield is one of the coolest rehabbed buildings in Midtown. The live/work spaces are in a newly renovated, green building in the heart of the Sugar Hill District. Check out the before and after shots and look around inside in this video clip.


Hanging in Midtown: Power of flowers goes vertical at Forest Arms rehab

There's no party like a Detroit party. Especially when the people behind it are dedicated to raising the quality of neighborhood life through community action. Read about a special project Team Detroit is up to in high places in the heart of residential Midtown. Walter Wasacz meditates on the meaning of it all.

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City chickens: Marvin Shaouni goes off to the races in Detroit

Bwok right over to this multimedia presentation from Model D photographer Marvin Shaouni. Detroit had its first chicken race recently, and he captured the quirky display of the city's ag side.

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What's the big idea, Detroit? asks the PSFK salon

NYC-based PSFK is all about big ideas for creatives, and they are hosting a salon-style discussion in Detroit on Thursday. Read about it here.

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Detroit transit news: Woodward Light Rail on track to extend from the riverfront to 8 Mile Road

The cards are falling into place to bring light rail all the way down Woodward from downtown Detroit to 8 Mile Road, thanks to a big federal push. If it works as planned, you could be riding the line by 2016.


Model D TV: Detroit City Futbol League takes neighborhood pride to the soccer field

Which neighborhood will reign supreme in the inaugural Detroit City Futbol League championship, the Copa Detroit? We find out this Saturday, July 31, on Belle Isle. Find out more about the league in this week's Model D TV video. Vuvuzelas optional.

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Ask Model D: We've got some answers for your queries

We love when Model D readers ask questions about Detroit. We receive them all the time via email and our Facebook page so, instead of simply answering them directly, we've decided to share our (ahem) collective wisdom to all in an intermittent feature called 'Ask Model D.' This week, development news editor Kelli B. Kavanaugh takes on egg rolls, cheap places to crash and shopping carts.


Block profile: Historic West Canfield in Midtown

If you want to live on Historic West Canfield, it's not impossible to find a place to live on the street, but it's definitely not easy. This cobblestone block in Midtown is one of the city's most desirable addresses, mixing architectural charms with a great location.


Colin Hubbell ride June 19 takes you through Detroit by bike for good cause

This year's Colin Hubbell Bike Ride rolls through the city June 19. This is the second annual bike event to honor Hubbell, the late Midtown developer. The ride raises money for a fund that supports Detroit small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Don't miss out on Detroit's homegrown events this summer

Events like Dally in the Alley, Jazzin' on Jefferson and People's Art Festival are driven by people's passions, neighborhood collaboration and community activism. Here's our list of homegrown festivals and events that you don't want to miss this summer.

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Made in Midtown: Traffic Jam & Snug's cheese stands alone

When 3,000 gallons of milk enter the kitchen at the corner of Canfield and Second, something magical happens. With a mix of science, art, and TLC, Traffic Jam & Snug makes amazing raw milk, artisinal cheeses. We got to watch, learn and taste.

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At her Textures salon, Nefertiti keeps energy flowing in West Willis Village

Salon owner Nefertiti has built a place where beauty lives in Midtown. She's found success and synergy, growing her business in West Willis Village.

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Detroit's world Atlas: Bistro brings global vibe to the neighborhood

On the eve of Detroit Restaurant Week, we visit Atlas Global Bistro, which boasts one of the city's most charming and seductive menus with a clientele and vibe to match.

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Model D TV -- Detroit Restaurant Week, Spring 2010

Eat local, support local businesses and get out in Detroit this week during the second Detroit Restaurant Week. Chefs from 17 local fine dining eateries have created special menus for Detroit foodies' new most favorite event. Watch our video to learn more.

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Merry Detroit mob chases Nain Rouge through Cass Corridor, burns him to a crisp

Report: The Nain Rouge has been burned. A cheering and jeering crowd drove the red menace of Detroit legend out of the city, ushering in spring and a new era for the city. A good time was had by all, and we've got photos.
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