Remember summers gone by, when Belle Isle was "an island-wide, anything-goes party, with booze flowing, music blasting and vehicles lurching along bumper to bumper?" Nolan Finley of the Detroit News does. He contends that heavier policing on Belle Isle shifted the party downtown, where a "flood of teens" has surprised security agencies this summer.
The column focuses on the downtown situation, but concludes with another bleak picture of the island's past: "Belle Isle served as a catch basin for rowdies and revelers, and most people didn't notice, because they knew enough not to visit the island on a summer Saturday night." We're curious: Is that how you remember it?
· Belle Isle rowdies shift downtown [Detroit News]