The abandoned Detroit crime lab is located at 2600 Brush, just east of Woodward and south of I-75. The property used to be used as a primary school called “Stephen Foster.” The entire neighborhood is abandoned, and though it doesn’t appear to be dangerous it feels scary due to the emptiness and bleak condition of the surrounding lots. The blocks near the old crime lab are often used for parking by people going to Tigers games.
I encourage you to check in on the old crime lab next time you’re around, and if you have any public photos of 2600 Brush St.–especially the inside–send me a link on Twitter and I will add it to the pool.
Detroit rapper Doc Waffles stands in one of the east side gardens that he passes on his daily bus route. Each morning Waffles travels from his loft in Corktown to the affluent suburbs of Grosse Point, where the fast-paced game of antique book sales awaits him.
Photographer Maya Fardoun, a suave visionary of international intrigue, recently exhibited her work at the elite monthly cultural event, scotch + cigars. Select prints are still available for acquisition. Contact for details.
Electric Otto is a fascinating video artist who I was first exposed to at The Burton Theatre’s Neighborhood Film Night in August 2010 (certainly you remember The Burton Theatre). This week make sure to check out Detroit Nigga The Reality Show, an animated blaxpoitation short by video artist MCR/Electric Otto. Detroit Nigga is part of the Mitten Movie Project’s June program, which screens at the Landmark Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak on Tuesday June 7 at 10:00 pm. Here’s an introduction to Electric Otto, A Party Store Inside of A Vacant House!