Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Why Not Detroit?

Stone Buddha in Amsterdam
Buddha is set in stone. Rain, wind, snow and sun. He will not budge. He is happy where he is.
Why shouldn't we strive to be more civil? What do other cities have that we don't?

A community of kindness and respect. A place where we feel safe walking the streets and raising our children. A city that thrives on it's citizens and the image that we portray. Perhaps I am just feeling optimistic, but maybe that's what we are missing in our society.

Well maybe it's time we got

Plum Street anyone? Let's bring it back! It can be our own little New Amsterdam. It's fun to dream.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear news of renovations in the "New Amsterdam" area of Detroit. We appreciate the perspective DB. The old "If only" comes to mind when pondering this: "If only in America", well, the US anyway, we'd be good but there is a war on renovation, and on the mind it seems. The old street has been cut by the freeways. The new street will be healed with thoughts like yours and others.

-The New Center branch of DSP.

4/01/2006 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The New Amsterdam Improvements will occur along Cass Avenue from the Train Viaduct to the I-94 Service Drive and along Amsterdam Avenue between Second and Woodward, as well as Burroughs Avenue between Cass and Woodward Avenues. The State of Michigan Grant of $707,683 will be matched by the City of Detroit’s $1,409,593 investment. When completed, the area will realize a $2,117,276 investment."


4/01/2006 09:55:00 PM  

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