Detroit success story Floyd frames out their future, moves beyond just legs
Amid the sea of new business opening around town, it’s hard to say which will stand the test of time and become staples in the community. However, one company that appears to be on the path to sustained success is Floyd. Initially launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, the company has since shipped their furniture all over the world, and received praise from The New York Times, Dwell Magazine and GQ.
[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=””]Detroit Lions’ Tahir Whitehead donates Tuesdays to Detroit kids[/inlinetweet]
He wears number 59 on the field, but on Tuesday, Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead wasn’t facing an opponent but helping Detroit’s ninth graders at Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School on the east side of the city by showing them how they can succeed in life and school by creating a personal culture of success.
[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=””]Parking meters to collect spare change for Detroit’s homeless[/inlinetweet]
Detroit Donates, a collaboration between Councilwoman Mary Sheffield’s Homeless Task Force, the Downtown Detroit Partnership and Greektown Detroit, will bring refurbished parking meters to the sidewalks and businesses of downtown Detroit, to collect money for the homeless. Funds will support area nonprofit organizations who work with the city’s homeless population.
[inlinetweet prefix=”TheDailyDetroit” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]City of Detroit seeks to implement a livestock ordinance[/inlinetweet]
One of the more interesting developments throughout Detroit during the last several years has been the rise of urban agriculture. From community gardens to fully functional farming operations, the city’s expansive vacant space is ripe for such development. However, as the industry grows, the city is trying to figure out how to regulate farming operations. See councilman James Tate speak on the subject in this interview with Fox 2.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Can you find Metro Detroit in this picture?[/inlinetweet]
We can’t seem to get enough of Detroit from space. Even though the pictures are sent via a connection that is apparently “worse than what dial-up was like,” here on earth they’re loved by many. This latest image from this morning has already garnered 3,400+ retweets and 6,000+ likes on Twitter.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Downtown Howell semifinalist for National Main Street award[/inlinetweet]
In suburban notes, Downtown Howell was selected as a semifinalist for National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). Downtown Howell is one of 10 Main Street communities throughout the country to receive this nomination. Winners will be announced in May 2016 at the Main Street Now Conference in Milwaukee. Check out downtownhowell.org for more information.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Did you know Detroit has its very own rare mineral?[/inlinetweet]
Well, believe it or not, this is real. It’s called Fordite, or Detroit agate. The beautiful rocks are actually chunks of old, over sprayed automobile paint that were hardened over time by the large ovens formerly used to cure freshly painted cars. Employees noticed the strange beauty of the paint and took to cutting and polishing it until it reached the magnificent sheen as pictured above. Today it’s still used for jewelry, but it becoming increasingly rare as auto painting practices have changed, and the material is no longer produced.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Detroit’s oldest brick home up for sale, asks $287K[/inlinetweet]
If you’re a Detroit history buff with some spare change, you could soon be the proud owner of Detroit’s oldest brick home. The Moross House, built in 1848, is a 3600-square-foot, three-bay townhouse, with two bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Located at 1460 East Jefferson Avenue, the house is zoned to operate as a hotel, so if you’re looking to start the city’s next bed and breakfast, this may be your chance.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Proposed center for war veterans receives resistance from one of Detroit’s fastest growing neighborhoods[/inlinetweet]
The Michigan Veteran Association has plans to erect a veterans center in Woodbridge, Detroit’s fastest growing neighborhood (gaining 960 people since 2000), but the proposal is being met with resistance. The organization sold their former headquarters site to make room for construction of the new Red Wings arena in Midtown, and purchased the property in question from the Detroit Public Schools last year. Community members argue the design of the proposed building does not fit the master plan of the area. The MVA will present their proposal to the City Planning Commission this Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]A not-so-brief history of housing in Detroit[/inlinetweet]
ModelD bills this article as a brief history of housing in Detroit in the headline, but with the first installment of the series clocking in at around 3,000 words, it’s anything but brief. They’d of done well to chunk it into parts, but if you’re interested in some in-depth reading and have an interest in how Detroit’s housing situation got where it is, head over here.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Video: Dylan Larkin scores an outrageous goal in Wing’s overtime win vs Ottawa[/inlinetweet]
Hockeytown has seen its share of outstanding moments through the years. And while the Wings aren’t soaring to any great heights yet, currently sitting with a 9-8 record, this goal presented a bright moment in an otherwise dim season thus far.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Michigan players share Big Ten player of the week honor[/inlinetweet]
Michigan pulled off a big win over Indiana on Saturday thanks in large part to the performance of Quarterback Jake Rudock and receiver Jehu Chesson. Rudock complete complete 33-of-46 passes for 440 yards, and set a school record with 6 touchdowns. Chesson caught 10 passed for 207 yards and four touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime.
The clutch performances earned the two athletes an equal share of the Big Ten Player of the Week Award, and made me feel like an extremely inadequate 30 year old adult male.
[inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”TheDailyDetroit” suffix=”null”]Get fancy and fun at the Tux and Chucks fundraiser Nov. 27 at the MGM Grand[/inlinetweet]
Tux & Chucks is in their 5th year supporting local Detroit based grassroots charities. The mission is to assist small non-profit organizations with financial support to thrive within the Detroit Metropolitan community. The event this year will be on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the MGM Grand Detroit’s Grand Ballroom in Downtown Detroit.
This year the following well deserving organizations will be honored:
- Mittens for Detroit
- Kicks for Kids Foundation
- Rhonda Walker Foundation
Tickets are a little more pricey than some Detroit events at $100, but worth it because there will be a lot of fun along with hor d’ oeuvres, an open bar, souvenir photos, live Entertainment and of course remember it’s a fundraiser, too. They couldn’t keep doing it for five years if the party stunk, after all.