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Petula Clark - Downtown

"Downtown" is a pop song composed by Tony Hatch following a first-time visit to New York City.
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Listen to this song from 1964.  Before my time but its the music my parents listened too.  It describes what it means to be downtown in 1964, where everything is, where the neon lights are, where you can forget all your troubles, go to the movie shows, and where you can listen to the "music" of the traffice of the city around you.  It tells alot about urban geography of the time, traffic, bright lights, go there to do stuff and forget about life, go to the movies, a very very active place where everybody goes.

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Detroit Bankruptcy a “Game-Changing Event,” Meredith Whitney Says

Detroit Bankruptcy a “Game-Changing Event,” Meredith Whitney Says | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
It’s been just over a week since Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history and, so far, there are more questions than answers about how this will all shake out. On Wednesday, a U.S.
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Amazing to seee what has happened in Detroit.  Watch the video how she states all that left is a welfare state that pays no taxes.  Also will this lead other large metropolitan area to follw their lead?  Is this the beginning of the end for many cities or will this serve as a wake up to get all parties, city-governments and unions and pension holders and others to work together???

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