Dead body frozen in ice…

A disturbing article in the Detroit News:
Frozen in indifference: Life goes on around body found in vacant warehouse
While this could happen in many American cities, it does say a lot about Detroit. The level of indifference in the area is incredible, and won’t change any time soon. Detroit won’t improve until enough people care.  Until enough people care, Detroit will not attract the kind of people needed to bring the right kind of change to area. And the attitude won’t change until a majority of those living in Detroit have some hope. And as long as poverty rates hover around 40%, unemployment rates continue to climb, and the education rates remain low, hope will remain illusive for many Detroiters.

Below are two iconic structures owned by Matty Maroun (mentioned in the preceding article). It’s amazing that an individual such as Matty is allowed to leave many of his structures unmaintained. In most cities, the buildings would have been condemned long ago by city or county agencies. Somehow Matty is able to get away with actions that no one else would be able to pull off.

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3 Responses to “Dead body frozen in ice…”


  1. 1 hello Mar 12th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Hello,

    I have a great ‘detroit landmark’ for you to document.

    It’s called the “miss quickie motel” yep, that’s what the sign says!!!

    It’s also right next to an outdoor church!

    -Matthew

  2. 2 admin Mar 13th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Sounds great! Where’s it at?

  3. 3 W.H. Jan 13th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    That motel is at 8759 EPWORTH ST, DETROIT, MI!!

    Right in tha middle of Detroit’s Heroin Alley. Ya know, where peeps go to get the best, smack.

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