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Old 08-03-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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I know they didnt mention this but does anyone know what that street was I would love to explore it.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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I thought the East side had some rough neighborhoods and the area where Grand River/Livernois and Joy Road kind of meet. My great grandmother lived on Burnette in that latter area. That's what kids said when I went to MSU back in mid 90's anyway.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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In all honesty detroit is very rough city all over some hoods worse then others but it really is all the same. And randy I wish I could answer you but I dont know the exact street in the news somebody else probably does though on this forum. But her street isn`t the only one that looks that way there are alot all over detroit.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Amsterdam NL
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Wow i saw the video of that elderly woman, it really saddened me.
I'm not used to this being born and raised in Amsterdam the Netherlands.

I've been doing research on the Detroit area because i will be visiting a friend who lives in Garden city very soon. And wow.. this city really looks like a war zone from pictures i have seen. Not sure why i want to do this to myself...
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Home!
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Garden City is not Detroit. You will be fine. There are many good things about the area too. Don't go looking for the bad and chances are you won't even know it is there. You will see some scourge, even in the "good" parts of Detroit, but nothing like that.

Nonetheless, it is a shame.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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As we all told you in your thread, there is nothing to worry about in Garden City. I live there and it is perfectly safe. Don't worry for a second.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Fxzone, the Detroit Metro Area is a relatively large metro area, and the bland, uninteresting suburb of Garden City is FAR away from the decrepit, rotting, crime-infested neighborhoods of the shiftless, lazy, and uneducated black folks of the city of Detroit. (That last statement was an exaggeration, not all of us are lazy)

No, seriously, you'll be fine in Garden City. Bored, but fine. You will not be anywhere near the "war zones".
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I've never been to Detroit though, but I'd like to visit just to get a gander to see how supposedly 'bad' it is for myself. Most of all, I want to see the rundown buildings. They're so old and beautiful.
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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Take a drive down Grand River from downtown to Telegraph to get a real idea of how far city has fallen. You'll see some nice buildings and some renovation then (as you travel along) you'll see things go swiftly downhill. Once you pass Telegraph, it's like someone took a magic wand and changed everything.
It's jarring how much better things are once you move past the city bounderies.
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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As you pass Grand River & Greenfield, you'll notice a Montgomery Wards store that looks like hell. This is what it once looked like.
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