History UsefulNotes / Detroit

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* Creator/ChrisSavino was raised in Royal Oak and used the city as the main inspiration for his show ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''.
1st Apr '17 4:37:43 AM zero5889
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* Music/{{Eminem}} (born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, though he spent most of his life in nearby Warren)

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* Music/{{Eminem}} (born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, though he spent most of his life in nearby Warren)Warren, and currently lives in another suburb, Rochester Hills)
26th Mar '17 11:49:37 AM Comrade_Kenneth
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The Detroit area is the center of America's automotive industry. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler have headquarters there and it is known as the "Motor City" for this very reason.[[note]]Ford and Chrysler's headquarters are actually located in nearby Dearborn and Auburn Hills, respectively.[[/note]] Its most recognizable structure is the Renaissance Center.

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The Detroit area is the center of America's automotive industry. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler have headquarters there and it is known as the "Motor City" for this very reason.[[note]]Ford and Chrysler's headquarters are actually located in nearby Dearborn and Auburn Hills, respectively.respectively, and while General Motors maintains a large plant and its corporate headquarters within the city, its main research and development campus is in neighboring Warren.[[/note]] Its most recognizable structure is the Renaissance Center.
18th Mar '17 4:49:00 AM PF
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* ''Film/TheVirginSuicides'' is also set in Grosse Pointe. Creator/JeffreyEugenides' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ''Literature/{{Middlesex}}'' is also set in Detroit.

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* ''Film/TheVirginSuicides'' is also set in Grosse Pointe. Creator/JeffreyEugenides' Jeffrey Eugenides' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ''Literature/{{Middlesex}}'' is also set in Detroit.
18th Mar '17 4:47:42 AM PF
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It is geographically notable for a few reasons. Despite being separated from Windsor, Ontario by the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair, it features the busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing -- the Ambassador Bridge. It is also the only place in the contiguous 48 States where Canada is ''south'' of the U.S., since Windsor juts out to the west just so. Detroit itself is surrounded by smaller independent municipalities, who form the Detroit Metro area, and whose people get kind of cheesed off when everyone just lumps them in. With both a Spanish Creator/{{Univision}} station in Detroit and (until it was shut down in 2012) a Creator/{{CBC}} tower in Windsor rebroadcasting the main Francophone feed from [[UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} Montréal]], it was for many years the only area in North America where you can watch free-to-air TV in three languages.[[note]]Providence, Rhode Island now has English, Spanish, and Portuguese stations, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has English, Spanish and Japanese language stations.[[/note]]

The Metro Detroit area is home to a myriad of cultures and ethnicities, including one of the largest Arab populations in North America, centered in Dearborn (with a sizable [[UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} Lebanese]] outpost in West Bloomfield -- where they get along rather interestingly with the large Jewish population - and the world's biggest Iraqi Catholic population outside Iraq, centered in the northeast exurbs of Utica and Shelby Township, where they get along rather interestingly with the existing predominance of Albanians and Macedonians). It is also very economically and racially-segregated, with poorer minorities living in the city, the white working-class in the eastern suburbs, and the predominantly white, Indian American (*cough* Troy *cough*), and Asian American upper-middle-class in the northwestern suburbs/exurbs and the Pointes just east of the city proper. The Metro Detroit area is [[UrbanSegregation one of the most racially segregated in the nation]].

Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender (which should come as no surprise, considering that--again--Canada is ''south'' of Detroit, and people sometimes joke that Michigan is basically the eleventh province of Canada anyway). Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Since the bankruptcy, the city's finances are much more stable, and there are a number of projects for growth across the city (especially in Downtown and Midtown), although the city as a whole continues to suffer. That being said, city redevelopment can be a slow process, as the experiences of many other cities in the U.S. can tell (for instance, both UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}[[note]]Which once was often mentioned (as "Killadelphia") in the same breath as Detroit as the home of homicide[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} began to recover as early as the early 1990s, but you couldn't tell that until oh, about 2010, and even then vast swaths of both cities are still struggling).

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It is geographically notable for a few reasons. Despite being separated from Windsor, Ontario by the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair, it features the busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing -- the Ambassador Bridge. It is also the only place in the contiguous 48 States where Canada is ''south'' of the U.S., since Windsor juts out to the west just so. Detroit itself is surrounded by smaller independent municipalities, who form the Metro Detroit Metro area, and whose people get kind of cheesed off when everyone just lumps them in.area. With both a Spanish Creator/{{Univision}} station in Detroit and (until it was shut down in 2012) a Creator/{{CBC}} tower in Windsor rebroadcasting the main Francophone feed from [[UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} Montréal]], it was for many years the only area in North America where you can watch free-to-air TV in three languages.[[note]]Providence, Rhode Island now has English, Spanish, and Portuguese stations, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has English, Spanish and Japanese language stations.[[/note]]

The Metro Detroit area is home to a myriad of cultures and ethnicities, including one of the largest Arab populations in North America, centered in Dearborn (with a sizable [[UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} Lebanese]] outpost in West Bloomfield -- where they get along rather interestingly with the large Jewish population - and the world's biggest Iraqi Catholic population outside Iraq, centered in the northeast exurbs of Utica and Shelby Township, where they get along rather interestingly with the existing predominance of Albanians and Macedonians). It is also very economically and racially-segregated, with poorer minorities living in the city, the white working-class in the eastern suburbs, and the predominantly white, Indian American (*cough* Troy *cough*), American, and Asian American upper-middle-class in the northwestern suburbs/exurbs and the Pointes just east of the city proper. The Metro Detroit area is [[UrbanSegregation one of the most racially segregated in the nation]].

Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender (which should come as no surprise, considering that--again--Canada is ''south'' of Detroit, and people sometimes joke that Michigan is basically the eleventh province of Canada anyway).contender. Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Since the bankruptcy, the city's finances are much more stable, and there are a number of projects for growth across the city (especially in Downtown and Midtown), although the city as a whole continues to suffer. That being said, city redevelopment can be a slow process, as the experiences of many other cities in the U.S. can tell (for instance, both UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}[[note]]Which once was often mentioned (as "Killadelphia") in the same breath as Detroit as the home of homicide[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} began to recover as early as the early 1990s, but you couldn't tell that until oh, about 2010, and even then vast swaths of both cities are still struggling).
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* Music/IggyPop and Music/TheStooges: Mostly associated with [[StrawmanU Ann Arbor]], but definitely part of the Detroit protopunk scene in the late '60s

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* Music/IggyPop and Music/TheStooges: Mostly associated with [[StrawmanU Ann Arbor]], but definitely part of the Detroit protopunk scene in the late '60s '60s.



* Anita Baker (born in UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio but raised in Detroit, started her music career there, and currently lives in Grosse Pointe)

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* Anita Baker (born in UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio but raised in Detroit, started her music career there, and currently lives in Grosse Pointe)
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* Ben Carson: Neurosurgeon, Republican politician, and as of 2017 United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Moved to Baltimore to work at Johns Hopkins University Hospital; currently a resident of Florida.

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* Ben Carson: Neurosurgeon, Republican politician, and as of 2017 2017, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Moved to Baltimore to work at Johns Hopkins University Hospital; currently a resident of Florida.
17th Mar '17 10:03:04 PM karstovich2
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* Neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Ben Carson

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* Neurosurgeon Ben Carson: Neurosurgeon, Republican politician, and former presidential candidate Ben Carsonas of 2017 United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Moved to Baltimore to work at Johns Hopkins University Hospital; currently a resident of Florida.
17th Mar '17 9:58:23 PM karstovich2
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* Music/IggyPop and Music/TheStooges

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* Music/IggyPop and Music/TheStoogesMusic/TheStooges: Mostly associated with [[StrawmanU Ann Arbor]], but definitely part of the Detroit protopunk scene in the late '60s
17th Mar '17 9:48:45 PM karstovich2
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Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender (which should come as no surprise, considering that--again--Canada is ''south'' of Detroit, and people sometimes joke that Michigan is basically the eleventh province of Canada anyway). Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Since the bankruptcy, the city's finances are much more stable, and there are a number of projects for growth across the city (especially in Downtown and Midtown), although the city as a whole continues to suffer. That being said, city redevelopment can be a slow process, as the experiences of many other cities in the U.S. can tell (for instance, both UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}[[note]]Which once was often mentioned (as "Killadelphia") in the same breath as Detroit as the home of homicide[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} began to recover as early as the early 1990s, but you couldn't tell that until oh, about 2010).

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Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender (which should come as no surprise, considering that--again--Canada is ''south'' of Detroit, and people sometimes joke that Michigan is basically the eleventh province of Canada anyway). Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Since the bankruptcy, the city's finances are much more stable, and there are a number of projects for growth across the city (especially in Downtown and Midtown), although the city as a whole continues to suffer. That being said, city redevelopment can be a slow process, as the experiences of many other cities in the U.S. can tell (for instance, both UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}[[note]]Which once was often mentioned (as "Killadelphia") in the same breath as Detroit as the home of homicide[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} began to recover as early as the early 1990s, but you couldn't tell that until oh, about 2010).
2010, and even then vast swaths of both cities are still struggling).
17th Mar '17 9:47:35 PM karstovich2
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'''Detroit''' is the Motor City. Although much diminished from its 1920s-60s heyday, it remains the largest city in the State of UsefulNotes/Michigan and the focal point of the Great Lakes State's main population center (with a metropolitan population of 4.3 million, or slightly less than half the total state population of 9.9 million) and economic engine.

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'''Detroit''' is the Motor City. Although much diminished from its 1920s-60s heyday, it remains the largest city in the State of UsefulNotes/Michigan UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} and the focal point of the Great Lakes State's main population center (with a metropolitan population of 4.3 million, or slightly less than half the total state population of 9.9 million) and economic engine.



Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender. Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Since the bankruptcy, the city's finances are much more stable, and there are a number of projects for growth across the city (especially in Downtown and Midtown), although the city as a whole continues to suffer. That being said, city redevelopment can be a slow process, as the experiences of many other cities in the U.S. can tell (for instance, both UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}[[note]]Which once was often mentioned (as "Killadelphia") in the same breath as Detroit as the home of homicide[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} began to recover as early as the early 1990s, but you couldn't tell that until oh, about 2010).

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Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender.contender (which should come as no surprise, considering that--again--Canada is ''south'' of Detroit, and people sometimes joke that Michigan is basically the eleventh province of Canada anyway). Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Since the bankruptcy, the city's finances are much more stable, and there are a number of projects for growth across the city (especially in Downtown and Midtown), although the city as a whole continues to suffer. That being said, city redevelopment can be a slow process, as the experiences of many other cities in the U.S. can tell (for instance, both UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}[[note]]Which once was often mentioned (as "Killadelphia") in the same breath as Detroit as the home of homicide[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} began to recover as early as the early 1990s, but you couldn't tell that until oh, about 2010).
17th Mar '17 9:43:46 PM karstovich2
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'''Detroit, Michigan''' is the center of America's automotive industry. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler have headquarters there and it is known as the "Motor City" for this very reason.[[note]]Ford and Chrysler's headquarters are actually located in nearby Dearborn and Auburn Hills, respectively.[[/note]] Its most recognizable structure is the Renaissance Center.

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'''Detroit, Michigan''' '''Detroit''' is the Motor City. Although much diminished from its 1920s-60s heyday, it remains the largest city in the State of UsefulNotes/Michigan and the focal point of the Great Lakes State's main population center (with a metropolitan population of 4.3 million, or slightly less than half the total state population of 9.9 million) and economic engine.

The Detroit area
is the center of America's automotive industry. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler have headquarters there and it is known as the "Motor City" for this very reason.[[note]]Ford and Chrysler's headquarters are actually located in nearby Dearborn and Auburn Hills, respectively.[[/note]] Its most recognizable structure is the Renaissance Center.



The Metro Detroit area is home to a myriad of cultures and ethnicities, including one of the largest Arab populations in North America, centered in Dearborn (with a sizable [[UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} Lebanese]] outpost in West Bloomfield -- where they get along rather interestingly with the large Jewish population - and the world's biggest Iraqi Catholic population outside Iraq, centered in the northeast exurbs of Utica and Shelby Township, where they get along rather interestingly with the existing predominance of Albanians and Macedonians). It is also very economically and racially-segregated, with poorer minorities living in the city, the white working-class in the eastern suburbs, and the predominantly white, Indian American and Asian American upper-middle-class in the northwestern suburbs/exurbs and the Pointes just east of the city proper. The Metro Detroit area is [[UrbanSegregation one of the most racially segregated in the nation]].

Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender. Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.

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The Metro Detroit area is home to a myriad of cultures and ethnicities, including one of the largest Arab populations in North America, centered in Dearborn (with a sizable [[UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} Lebanese]] outpost in West Bloomfield -- where they get along rather interestingly with the large Jewish population - and the world's biggest Iraqi Catholic population outside Iraq, centered in the northeast exurbs of Utica and Shelby Township, where they get along rather interestingly with the existing predominance of Albanians and Macedonians). It is also very economically and racially-segregated, with poorer minorities living in the city, the white working-class in the eastern suburbs, and the predominantly white, Indian American (*cough* Troy *cough*), and Asian American upper-middle-class in the northwestern suburbs/exurbs and the Pointes just east of the city proper. The Metro Detroit area is [[UrbanSegregation one of the most racially segregated in the nation]].

Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender. Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy real Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
history. Since the bankruptcy, the city's finances are much more stable, and there are a number of projects for growth across the city (especially in Downtown and Midtown), although the city as a whole continues to suffer. That being said, city redevelopment can be a slow process, as the experiences of many other cities in the U.S. can tell (for instance, both UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}[[note]]Which once was often mentioned (as "Killadelphia") in the same breath as Detroit as the home of homicide[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} began to recover as early as the early 1990s, but you couldn't tell that until oh, about 2010).
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