Amber in the City

Thursday, February 6, 2014

What's the Williamsburg and Bushwick of Detroit?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

From Gawker: What is your city's Williamsburg? What's its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or "Next Williamsburg"?) If you don't know off the top of...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Don't Kill My Queen ...

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Meet Ronald Carter | Amber in the City A man stands, his whiskered-chin in hand, considering the next move on a chessboard with pieces two-feet tall. His name is Ronald Carter and he’s a home remodeler. He was in the middle of a chess game on a sidewalk in...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Baby, Park My Car ...

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Meet Shakeel Chohan | Amber in the City You know the guy at a parking garage, collecting cash and telling you where to park your car? Seemingly, it could be the same person at each garage you go to, you’re not really paying attention anyhow. That’s generally not the...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Irish Eyes A Smilin'

Posted By on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Meet Erin Swofford | Amber in the City ... Strangers don’t often approach each other on the streets in downtown Detroit, so when I sat down next to Erin Swofford on a park bench, he was taken a bit by surprise. I asked him if he wouldn’t mind talking...

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Monday, August 5, 2013

This is Amber in the City ...

Posted By on Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM

What do you think of when you hear “Detroit”? A city that has fallen — hidden between abandoned houses and empty factories — swallowed into the crime and destruction that we hear about on the nightly news? To most, unfortunately, it’s just the city buried beneath bankruptcy —...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In Defense of Hipsters

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Only 16 percent of Americans view hipsters favorably. WTF? A recent poll says that just 16 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters. That’s a pretty surprising statistic. Comparing this to other recent polls, it means more Americans have a favorable view of George Bush, socialism,...

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