leedart 
Member since Mar 27, 2011

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Re: “Fast times on Memorial Drive

@The second coming of generica: The developer is a local company. The plans are fantastic!
As for the nay sayers, this road is controlled by the State of Georgia. If this area is to improve it will take just what is happening right now, which is lots of new residents!!! Their overall political will will have a positive change to the area.
As for transportation the MARTA King Memorial Station is in the area, as well there is planned streetcar as part of the Beltline is planned for the Memorial Drive corridor....
Good stuff is happening in this section of town, and unlike the "westside", this side has transit connections...... Go City of Atlanta, Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, and Inman Park!!!!!

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Posted by leedart on 02/05/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Fast times on Memorial Drive

The State of Georgia plays a major role in making this state route operate efficiently, as well in a coherent visual glue to help it set the tone of smart streets. Add transit plans and this area has the ability to be a model for what smart planning, and neighborhood involvement should produce. I hope it all can be done well.....

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Posted by leedart on 01/28/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Concrete-recycling plant continues crushing in northwest Atlanta, much to neighbors' disappointment

If it's a neighborhood street and it does not have any parking restrictions on it why not park one foot out from the curb an either side of the street?! Therefore legally and effectively blocking truck traffic. Two old trucks would work perfectly. That is your appeals process neighborhood style. If there is no legal restrictions it would be a legal barrier. Jusr set up cameras for the eventual hit and run....

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Posted by leedart on 05/14/2015 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Renee Glover resigns

Funny...... For all of you folks that don't have a problem with her leaving office I want to say that I remember what a train reck this cities public housing was when I moved here twenty years ago. I could care less about her salary if there has been positive change with the removal of all of the urban ghettos that only bread blight. She stabilized the intown, and therefore the city's future, that is all but Buckhead!
Thanks for helping this city move on to the next level!!!

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Posted by leedart on 09/04/2013 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Meet Atlanta's 'Kick Ass' Mall Cop

Funny, if you hit/ swing at me, call me a punk all day long because my GLOCK will be my taser! I'm a black man that is sick of the excuses for poor behavior by my, if I dare say...., brothers and sisters. I hate that these children have to see this mess but I have a pretty good idea that they are for the most part, on the wrong track without a by-pass to get out of the cycle already with these "parents".
As for the Hoochie, and the commenters on here that support this kind of mess, your time is becoming very limited inside the city. People no longer feel sorry for your lack of direction! And YES, Clayton County is waiting for you! So I hope you keep it in your mind that the security guard, as well as average citizens can legally carry a gun, and assault can be legally proven to be life threatening, therefore self preservation can be justified. You all should be happy he only zapped your sorry a#**! Be careful fools......

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Posted by leedart on 02/01/2013 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Have you ever spent more than 24 hours waiting at Grady Memorial Hospital?

A girlfriend of mine was referred by urgent care to Grady because she had symptoms of an appendicitIs. I and two other friends sat with her for for exactly 28hrs before she was just put in an empty room to sit for another 3hrs. During this time she had her "vitals" taken three times- temperature, blood pressure. Never did she see a doctor. Imagine if it was an appendicitis, and it had ruptured during this ridiculous wait....DEATH.This was unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If it takes over two hrs to see a doctor about, not a cold, but a life threatening emergency something is very wrong. The staff were very nice at first just long enough to get your info(billing), then when pressed about the wait, a certain arrogance of the "normal" procedure for being in the cities trauma hospital was the "line" given that was supposed to excuse the insane wait! If you cannot see patients in a realistic/ timely manner, then I'm sorry, you do not need to be in the service of the community because your service is very possibly, no, probably making people sicker, or worse....... at minimum tell people that they may need to go to another area hospital!
I WILL NEVER GO TO THIS PLACE OF MY OWN, NOR WOULD I TAKE ANYBODY, EVEN-THOUGH I LIVE IN ONE OF THE "TONY" IN-TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS. GRADY HAS LOST ALL OF MY SUPPORT IN IT'S CURRENT STATE.

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Posted by leedart on 12/12/2012 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Train terminal silliness

Re: “Train terminal silliness”
What is it about architecture and design that scares the tar out of the south. This could have been the opportunity to create a signature jewel for the region. But just like symphony hall, the bridge to Atlantic Station, and now the gulch, the powers that be and the residents of the city are so passive that anything that is below world standards can be built here to satisfaction of the mass. All this does is perpetuate the image of the south being backwards and dull- to put it nicely.
This project was the opportunity to energize the area with a project so complete that it solved most of the logistic, aesthetic , and positive press for the area to the nation, that could have helped pull us out of the deep dark corner of the recessionary mindset. But we got this........ I am so outta here!

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Posted by leedart on 03/27/2011 at 3:27 AM

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