Here's The Vibrant Detroit Neighborhood A New York Times Columnist Considers An 'Urban Wasteland'

September 26, 2014 5:46 PM

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Here's The Vibrant Detroit Neighborhood A New York Times Columnist Considers An 'Urban Wasteland'

If you're from Detroit, you learn to get used to people talking about your beloved city as if it's in a post-apocalyptic dystopian movie. But the misconception still stings, especially when it comes from The New York Times.

"Even Detroit has restaurants like Slows Bar-B-Q, which are destination restaurants in the middle of urban wastelands," Times columnist David Brooks said in a conversation published Wednesday. It seems like an off-the-cuff remark meant to highlight how cities are becoming better and better places to...

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