public art found in the dequindre cut, detroit, mi.
science is about unravelling nature.
n. r. narayana murth
on a day filled with helping hands
walkers, runners, bikers, dogs and blue skies.
*the dequindre cut greenway is an urban recreational path in downtown detroit that opened to the public in May of 2009. … formerly a grand trunk railroad line, the dequindre cut is a predominately below-street level 2 mile long greenway with separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians.
“if your support the community, they will support you.”
dequindre-cut, detroit riverfront conservancy
WikiLeaks shows Clinton aide touting Lafayette coneys
Amid the excerpts from closed-door speeches by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Wall Street executives and backroom discussions of political strategy comes a shout-out about a venerable Detroit restaurant.
It’s not every day that WikiLeaks reveals something as mundane as who ate where and what. But that’s just what emerged in the latest drop Friday of hacked emails from the anti-secrecy website that releases secret and classified information.
During a Michigan stop with Clinton in March that included Detroit and Flint, Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill offers his take on a local eatery in an email to campaign chairman John Podesta, which were hacked by WikiLeaks.
“On a personal note, I just had two Coney Island hot dogs at the famous Lafayette Coney Island next to the hotel. I highly recommend. Bring your defibrillator, or ask to borrow one from USSS (United States Secret Service),” he writes.
He’s not alone. Detroit coneys — Lafayette or next-door rival American Coney Island — which feature wieners with beanless chili sauce, onions and mustard, have drawn fans for decades. Some who leave the area or the state pine for them. Debate rages about the virtues of both.
Lafayette’s owner wasn’t available to bask in the attention, but other fans have weighed in in the past. “There’s only one hot dog stand in Detroit and that’s Lafayette Coney Island,” said a devoted fan in a Detroit News article.
credits: konrad maziarz (photo), detroitnews.com
on a downtown detroit day
beautiful little gems
in so many
buoying our hopes
for a city
that has not given up
and is beginning
to thrive once again
in spite of
that once seemed
“there is no power for change greater
than a community discovering what it cares about.”
– margaret j. wheatley
our class went to see
nick cave’s art exhibit
up close and personal
their own accessories
in his style
learned so much
about art having no boundaries
how things can look and sound and feel
art can be found in all kinds of places
most of all
that each of them are artists in their own right.