Bordain on Detroit sounds JUST LIKE UTICA!

Posted in the Utica Forum

LOL

United States

#1 Nov 10, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourda...

" the shrinkage of population, flight of the middle class, drugs, and some of the most spectacularly, unapologetically rapacious, incompetent and corrupt leadership imaginable."

Unlike most other cities who ran into trouble when steel or textiles or industry left town, Detroit didn't (or couldn't ) go on the usual idiot building spree, tearing down old buildings and paving over city center as "pedestrian malls," ruining the city's character and stripping its center in favor of the "shopping districts," convention centers and faux "ye Olde Towne" hubs that so many places imagined would revive their fortunes and instead left their city centers empty, characterless and without heart -- looking like everyplace else.

A few years ago, for another series, we filmed a show called "The Rust Belt" but which we jokingly referred to as "The ****ed Up Cities Show." We spent time in Buffalo, Baltimore and Detroit.

When the show aired, the responses from Baltimore and Buffalo were mostly outrage:

"Why didn't you show our new symphony hall?," "That's not the city I live in! Why didn't you show the positive side? There are great craft breweries in the hipster district!"

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Utica Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
DON'T Send Children to Utica College 9 min Warden 110
yanadasis closes club house 16 min Escape from New H... 20
More money for the Auditorium... 37 min Just Wondering 360
What a Good Number of Women In Onedia County Ar... 43 min I hate Riggie 4
Utica College: Lowest rating in ELEVEN COUNTY U... 1 hr Just Wondering 51
Ground Broken For N Utica Texas Roadhouse 1 hr Ruth Crisp 28
NY Who do you support for Governor in New York in ... (Oct '10) 1 hr BORING 6,439
Westmoreland Rd Elementary School Whitesboro - ... 2 hr dah 63
Koguts suing SUNY Brockport 2 hr Dirty Harry 14
NH new AD, you blew it already. 7 hr mama 12
Teb's son arrested from NH. 9 hr drip 23
•••
•••
Utica Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Utica Jobs

•••
•••
•••

Utica People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Utica News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Utica
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••