Detroit really is unique in that we have oil refineries, steel mills, foundries, glass manufacturers and more machine shops than any other place in the world. Our suburbs are divided by roads instead of space like most other cities. Detroit population fell from a high of about 1.8 million to the current 700K. (In the city proper) The world press delights in showing all the bad parts of Detroit but they never ever show the redevelopment. (Bad sells papers) Our population is wonderfully diverse; most cultures are represented here. You can take a moonlight dinner cruise on the Detroit river, visit the art institute, watch a play, catch a game at any of the new stadium facilities, listen to a concert for any type of music... this list is endless. The Detroit Metro area which includes the suburbs really is unlike any other place on earth.
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
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