Summer in the City
Detroit and Newark are still recovering from the violence that erupted 40 years ago
Detroit may again rise from the ashes, and Newark seems on its way. But both cities are more likely to limp forward than fly. For residents who doggedly stuck with their cities through their crushing declines, the "hope for better things" is now tempered with four decades of reality.
Stephen Vogel was a student at what is now the University of Detroit Mercy when he watched National Guard tanks roll by his window. He is now dean of the university's school of architecture and has lived with his wife in the same neighborhood for 30 years. "I don't like my wife to be sitting at home afraid," he says. "Things are looking up, but I have to say, I'm getting a little old for it."
With Jennifer L. Jack