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detroit skyline in winter
One tip every day to make The Worst Season a little more bearable.
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Voyager curbside pickup dockside
Social distancing doesn't mean you have to miss out on fresh seafood, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, mile-high sandwiches and more.
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raffa reuther in raffa tangerine coat
With their clothing line Raffa, Raffa Reuther is determined to make clothes that affirm many body types and all gender identities.
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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do right now in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.
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stock photo of apartment building
Stock photo of common apartment building design. For the first time in a while, Detroit is seeing a lot of new construction instead of rehabs or demolition. But in many cases, these buildings tend to look fairly similar. Whether among Corktown’s turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, nestled between the stately Whitney and Kales buildings downtown or down the street from the Art Deco Fisher Building in New Center, these apartment buildings share many features: boxy, occupying most of a city block, glass commercial bays and small balconies outside most units. Though they don’t have an official name, architects often refer to them
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Travis Peters runs Green Boots, a garden that provides food, employment and therapeutic outdoor space for veterans in Detroit.
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Woman reading in semi-private seating area in an office next to windows and a living wall
Companies will have to design offices in Detroit and elsewhere to account for hybrid schedules and workers' fears while still creating spaces that foster connection.
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For 19-year old Uriel Llanas, it was the starry night and clean air on a trip to Detroit's Scout Hollow campground that got him hooked on nature.
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prenatal yoga at the detroit mama hub
Back in 2017, Jalyn Spencer and Alex Fluegel co-founded the Detroit Mama Hub to offer mothers in the city an inclusive, non-judgmental community so that mothers and their families can thrive. It's doing just that.
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detoit volunteering outdoors
As Earth Day, National Volunteer Week and Arbor Day all collide, here are more than 20 ways to volunteer outside in metro Detroit all spring.
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geraldine smith bey at her home in detroit.
Detroit nonprofit Storehouse of Hope has a vision of a community land trust -- but is going broke while facing charges of negligence from a tenant in a molding, collapsing home.
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Antonio Rafael and the Detroit Leadership and Environmental Education Program are filling the nature gap specifically for BIPOC students.
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architecture in flint michigan, a day trip from detroit
There are countless architecture highlights just a short drive from Detroit -- here’s everything you need to plan a day trip (or eight).
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When food that he couldn’t serve piled up at his restaurant COOP Detroit, Chef Maxcel Hardy and his culinary students worked to donate it to essential workers.
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