My original “A Tour Of Detroit’s Ghetto” video just hit 500k views! Thank you to all those who support me, and I want to let you all know that I will be working on Part 4 very soon, so check back often! I will be filming another Detroit ghetto video this winter, so look for it sometime early 2010. Detroit’s ghetto is so vast, I could probably film 20 more of these videos and still not run out of new and original footage.
In the near future I will be making some additions to the site, including a photo gallery of my personal Detroit pictures, as well as a gallery with user submitted photos, and I would like to set up a section where you can submit your stories about Detroit, good or bad, for everyone to read. If you have any photos, stories, suggestions, comments, or anything you’d like to share, please submit it to us by using the Contact form.
If you’ve ever driven through Detroit, surely you’ve seen a mountain of old tires blocking your way, a boat or 2 on the sidewalk, and bags of burnt garbage on every corner. Many blame the city for having inadequate municipal services such as garbage pick up and recycling centers, but the city does have designated days for trash pick up and will remove bulk debris weight up to 1,000 pounds 4 times a year from the same residence. Any illegal dumping can be reported by calling the DPW Solid Waste Division at 313-224-4636.
People have been saying that things are being cleaned up in the city, but from what I can tell in my last visit to Detroit 2 years ago, nothing has changed outside of the immediate downtown area. I have noticed that some landmark trash heaps had been removed since my last visit, but new ones also popped up, so really, it seems they aren’t getting anywhere. I will be visiting Detroit later this year and filming “a Tour Of Detroit’s Ghetto: Part 4”, and I suspect it will look just as it did on my last visit.
I will say that the Detroit’s recycling centers seem very inadequate to serve a population it’s size. Here is a map of the entire city’s recycling facilities:
Note that there is only one facility to take hazardous household waste for the entire city! Unbelievable.
Kwame Kilpatrick on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/mayorkwame
My first thought was, “this is obviously a joke”. But then I realized that real or not, neither would surprise me. Regardless, it’s still pretty funny.