SlovakD

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There's So Much More to Detroit

Greenfield Village, a must see, is in Dearborn, not Detroit. The Inn on Ferry Street is a gem, lots of museums nearby,in walking distance too. Public Transit in Detroit is the worst in the USA. The city eliminated it's once great massive network of streetcars back in the 50s, sold these to a country in South America, still in use. Pavement now covers the streetcar tracks. If one decides to ride the bus, expect a long, long wait. D-DOT is cutting bus service, eliminating Sunday service on some lines. Expect to wait 30 minutes to an hour. Detroit is not a fun place to visit for those who don't drive or don't like to drive, worse than Los Angeles in that respect. An interesting enclave in the city, worth a visit, is Hamtracmk in Zipcode 48212, an old suburb within the city!! It's a mini international city - residents of many ethnicities and cultures who can trace their roots to places such as Poland, Bangladesh, the Ukraine, Yemen, Nigeria, Bosnia, and other countries. Lots of good restaurants such as Polish Village Cafe, bakeries, gift shops such as Polish Art Center, food markets, beautiful old churches, an active Artists community that includes the Hatch Art Collective, a vibrant nightlife with lots of entertainment, a string of interesting Bangladeshi restaurants on Conant street and much, much more in this 2.2 square mile enclave. And it's a walkable city. You can park your car and walk to most places. The Chene Bus(Route 10)from Downtown Detroit will take you to Hamtramck too.(No late night service, check schedule.) Also just north of the Hamtramck enclave on Conant@E.McNichols in Detroit 48212(same zip as Hamtown,aka Hamtramck)is Detroit's nationally famous original Buddy's Pizza that was featured on the Food Network a few years back as one of country's 5 Best!! Other national as well as local media outlets always list the place as having Detroit's best pizza. There are also locations in suburbs such as Dearborn, Warren, and Farmington.
— May 15, 2011 9:21 a.m.