Tag Archives: River Street

Water Street Flats… What are your thoughts?

At tomorrow night’s Ypsi City Council meeting, our elected officials will be considering a proposal concerning the development of 3.14 acres at the intersection of South and River streets, on the 38-acre downtown parcel commonly referred to as Water Street. The proposal, which you can download on the City’s website, outlines the intention of Indiana-based […]

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The Seed Bombing of Water Street will happen on May 1

On Thursday evening, the Ypsilanti Parks and Recreation Commission met, and considered our proposal to adopt an acre of Water Street right alongside Michigan Avenue, just west of South River Street. I don’t think it will be official until Monday, but the members present agreed unanimously with the project as I explained it. So, it […]

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Yet another post entitled, “What’s up with the Thompson Block?”

Since people are discussing this in the comments section following an old thread, I thought that I’d move the subject up here, to the front page… Today is April 26th, which means, according to the interpretations of some, that Stewart Beal has missed the deadline that he’d negotiated with City Council, by which time he […]

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Robert DeNiro sighting in Ypsilanti

As of right now, no one has sent in a pencil paparazzi sketch, but word on the street is that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert DeNiro was in Ypsi today, filming on River Street.

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Pencil Paparazzi: Hilary and the umbrella

Tonight’s contribution to the Pencil Paparazzi file comes from Ypsi resident Dan Carroll, who observed the following. This drawing comes from my drive-by sighting of Hilary Swank as she hustled down Cross St. All the actors’ trailers are set up across from the Freighthouse, so I assume she was on her way from there to […]

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