Lansing has no zip
If you look at the Lansing area on paper, it appears like a happening place - East Lansing is a college town, you've got the huge Cooley Law School, there's minor-league basecall, it's the state capital, etc. Despite all of that, Lansing is really kind of a depressing place. There just seems to be this penchant for ugliness, tackiness and an obsession with parking. It also seems to be frozen in the mid 80s, with new ideas not implemented too readily, whether it's new businesses, environmental awareness, etc. The old way is the good way.
True, there are some cool things happening, such as some loft conversions and a revival of East Michigan Ave, including a new bookstore, cafe, cultural center, etc. The problem, though, is that there is still so far to go. Lots of other cities in the Midwest have already done these kinds of upgrades maybe 10-20 years ago, but now it's finally catching on slowly here. Also, so much damage has been done that I fear that Lansing Read More