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    Detroit definitely grew out and not up. The Pistons move back downtown is symbolic of the times, though. A lot of people born and raised in Detroit suburbs post-1967 exodus are moving back close to the city. It's definitely on the upswing.

    The Detroit public schools are absolutely a dumpster fire, but the problem is you have to draw taxpayers back within the city limits first. The money to change them isn't going to fall from the sky.

    It isn't about entertainment dollars as much as it is giving more reasons for people to live in the city.
    when did u move out of detroit (assuming u used to live there ofc)?

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    Ummm LA doesn't really use theirs... Literally everyone drives in LA. So no idea what you are talking about. As for other parts of California, we have BART in the Bay, which is pretty good. Public transit is actually useful in the Bay and connects really the entire region. Other than that, there really isn't any.
    LA Metro rail line has been around since the early 90's. It's not nearly as expansive or intricate as what we have here in NY but it does exist.

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    LA Metro rail line has been around since the early 90's. It's not nearly as expansive or intricate as what we have here in NY but it does exist.
    I mean if we are going purely off existing then sure, you are right. But it's not useful...


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    LA Metro rail line has been around since the early 90's. It's not nearly as expansive or intricate as what we have here in NY but it does exist.
    Due to how spread out LA is, a subway in LA isn't going make a dent in the traffic issues. It's a fine idea for New York. It has very little utility in LA and if anything is a sign that Detroit shouldn't build a subway is the city of LA.
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    LA is spending billions to expand its transit system and has pretty good coverage now. Despite popular perception, Los Angeles proper is very dense and well suited for mass transit.

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    when did u move out of detroit (assuming u used to live there ofc)?
    About 9 years ago.

    I go back every summer/fall to visit family. If I were in my early 20s I'd definitely move back. A good chunk of the city is barely recognizable now. More improvement in the last 5-6 years than in the previous 30.

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    LA is spending billions to expand its transit system and has pretty good coverage now. Despite popular perception, Los Angeles proper is very dense and well suited for mass transit.
    I don't know that I would called LA dense--it's a massive, massive metro area not only in terms of population, but the amount of real estate it takes up. Anything they can do to cut down on their miserable traffic is a plus in my book though.

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    I don't know that I would called LA dense--it's a massive, massive metro area not only in terms of population, but the amount of real estate it takes up. Anything they can do to cut down on their miserable traffic is a plus in my book though.
    Sure DTLA is dense. But thats the thing about LA, is about how large is has sprawled out. Its just massive, and thats what makes LA, LA. "LA proper" robs LA of so many amazing things about the city.


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    About 9 years ago.

    I go back every summer/fall to visit family. If I were in my early 20s I'd definitely move back. A good chunk of the city is barely recognizable now. More improvement in the last 5-6 years than in the previous 30.
    That's good to hear. In the 1980's, the city looked like Beirut after an intense Israeli bombing.

    OK. I have to ask because it was my favorite pizza of all-time. Is Pizza Papalis still in business? I think it was in Greektown.
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    That's good to hear. In the 1980's, the city looked like Beirut after an intense Israeli bombing.

    OK. I have to ask because it was my favorite pizza of all-time. Is Pizza Papalis still in business? I think it was in Greektown.
    Greektown is still greektown. I'm a Buddy's man though.

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    Default Re: NBA approves Pistons move to downtown Detroit

    LA metro rail is fairly useful for large swaths of LA, especially with the recent Expo line expansion to Santa Monica. Myself and many of my friends use it regularly. Great for going to Staples/downtown. Also makes it much easier to go to Angels games, as the drive to Anaheim is nightmarish. Rail in LA will never be as convenient as NYC/Chicago/London for obvious reasons. But if you plan it right, there are many situations where it's helpful.

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