Sunday, January 20, 2013

A New Yorker on Detroit

It takes a guy from New York to write a great - and accurate - article about Detroit. So what is the difference between him and all of the other strangers who write shoddy articles about this city, as they repeatedly point to the same old ruin porn? He actually took the time to come here and visit. Imagine that - being informed about a subject before you comment on it. Max Gross captures this city perfectly, especially with his comments that being downtown is like living in a small town. Thanks to the city's inept and truant government, the free market is flourishing here, in spots, while a slowly creeping pattern of quasi-anarchy is attracting some very bright and talented people from all over the world.

Photo by Karen DeCoster

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