Detroit by Air – NYTimes.com

Great photographs of Detroit, saying so much. Above is a photo of the dividing line between Grosse Pointe Park and Detroit. As they say: location is everything. So much money on one side of the line, so little on the other. Detroit by Air – NYTimes.com.

Detroit loses power, literally.

Detroit — A widespread power outage Tuesday that caused evacuations of buildings throughout downtown is “another reminder of how much work we still have to do to rebuild the city,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. Duggan, speaking at an afternoon press conference, said Detroit is in the early stages of a …

Bailing on Detroit – Jamie Peck

Jamie Peck, Geography professor at The University of British Columbia, has written quite a bit about neoliberalism, what he calls “austerity urbanism” and the ongoing saga of Detroit’s finances. He has an insightful blog post on how terms like bailout, responsibility, and federalism are serving to seal Detroit’s fate as …

Detroit Ruin, quantified

So many articles (and a dissertation) to write about Detroit, so little time. Meanwhile, the New York Times’ Monica Davey keeps on writing about the struggling city, with a piece today about “Detroit Ruin.” The city is building a database, with pictures, of Detroit’s abandoned properties. Everyone here has long known …

Report Sets Values on Detroit Institute Artworks – NYTimes.com

The selloff begins… The overall estimate — which Christie’s said would total between $454 million and $867 million — covers about 2,800 pieces, or less than 5 percent of the institute’s entire collection because Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn D. Orr, asked Christie’s to focus only on pieces that had been …

Reparations From Banks – NYTimes.com

After five years, the banks are starting to be held to account. Last week, JP Morgan: The government’s attempts to hold banks accountable for their mortgage practices may finally be paying off. On Friday, JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $5.1 billion to the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac …