"W Warren Ave is so much better."
This just shows the present nature of Detroit-how a safety and aestheticism can go from good to dangerous in a matter of blocks. East Warren Avenue is one of those roads that perpetuate the stereotype of "thug-life" Detroit--it is awful. While driving down East Warren, one can see abandoned buildings, buildings in disrepair, more abandoned buildings, tenements, yet more abandoned buildings, abandoned parking lots, more abandoned buildings, dilapidated stores, and guess what--more abandoned buildings! It's an eyesore of a road, and it's simply distressing. There are so many old houses that could be absolutely beautiful, but are beyond hope owing to neglect.
I heard that the City of Detroit is providing tax incentives to fix the houses on Warren. I hope this is true.