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The ideas competition for vacant city spaces, "Mind the Gap" got people jazzed about alleyways and slivers of land during design week. But were the ideas any good? "Some submissions—like a cricket field in a surface parking lot, or a raw food bar in a downtown skybridge—live only in someone’s lovely imagination. Others—like an alley art gallery in Southwest Detroit, or a sculpture garden in New Center—are real projects underway in the city." 21 were picked for "best of" list. [Model D]