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Re: “Here are the renderings showing Georgia State's proposed vision for the Turner Field area

See, Braves? Was that so hard? Really?

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Posted by dmadsen on 05/08/2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “The ATL Twins are Spring Breakers forever

Did I miss it? What do they do? Why are they in CL?

22 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by dmadsen on 03/21/2013 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Is organic food an elitist scam?

Organic is no more an elitist scam than the Times or Stanford...

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Posted by dmadsen on 09/13/2012 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Atlanta transit: Envisioning our future

Well constructed, CL. Kudos on an excellent editorial. One can only hope others are so illuminated...

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Posted by dmadsen on 07/26/2012 at 9:09 AM

Re: “To sprawl or not to sprawl?

Just because it doesn't do everything doesn't mean we shouldn't do anything. No, the legislation is not perfect. I've yet to see anything that came out of our malformed state government that didn't look like it was birthed in an outhouse. But it has LOT of money for transit (hell, almost anything is better than what we get now), and it establishes a precedent: Voters will support these projects. If we think waiting is going to get us something better, then we are being completely naive regarding STATE (not metro, but state) politics. If the place that needs it most can't get behind it, do we really think folks in the Capitol are going to go through that head-bashing exercise again?

From a practical standpoint, there is no reason to vote against it. Good for transit, good for the economy, good for quality of life (including gay life!), good for equity (esp. with an aging population), good for the environment, and a STEP (first of many, let's hope) in the right direction politically.

YES. Unequivocally.

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Posted by dmadsen on 05/17/2012 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Finding good banh mi

I love the addition to the neighborhood (living within walking distance, I don't mind being spoiled by options in the EAV). I know some of the owners can be a bit eccentric (and not just among the restaurants), but hell, that's part of what makes the Village the Village. I've enjoyed the bahn mi I've had, and I've never had anything less than an awesome meal at UC. Yay me!

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Posted by dmadsen on 04/26/2012 at 1:39 PM

Re: “East Atlanta

A fascinating point often missed (not just by CL) is how many of those hipsters (and hell, even us normal folk) are settling down there and starting families. Relatively cheap housing (even during the boom), a walkable grid of streets (suitable for pram-pushing), a bevy of kid-friendly restaurants (check out the Holy Taco patio on an early Friday eve), sneaky-good schools (best-kept secret in the system) and a neighborly attitude in general make it a great place to put down some roots. Lest you think you have to give up the lifestyle, however, you can still find yourself a sitter and catch a good show at the EARL... and stagger home to the kids afterwards.

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Posted by dmadsen on 04/03/2012 at 9:23 AM

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