All those political signs in people's yards are actually in violation of the city's sign ordinance, so could this really be considered a crime?
I was there. The night had its moments, but overall it was kind of shit, no?
Downtown really needs more things to do at night. It's a ghost town after 5 p.m., which makes no sense, as I know enough people live there (including students) to support a nightlife.
A grocery store is essential too. The Publix tucked away on West Peachtree in Midtown seems to do just fine, and there's no reason why one wouldn't work in Downtown.
And I have to roll my eyes when I hear people talk about crime in Downtown...I've walked through there at all hours of the day without incident and have never felt uneasy. You're as safe there as you are anywhere else in town.
It was interesting to read this after seeing the exhibit on Saturday.
It was a very impressive event.
Saw this exhibit over the weekend. Very intriguing work.
I have to shake my head sometimes when I see neighborhoods like Vine City and English Avenue referred to as "an embarrassment" or a "hell hole". Maybe it's because I've spent so much time in rural Georgia -- where you can find huge chunks of towns and cities that are so abandoned and decaying that they legitimately approach third-world status -- but having walked through both Vine City and English Avenue extensively, I don't see anything that indicates those areas are beyond hope.
Both neighborhoods obviously have issues, and they may not look as nice as other areas of the city, but people still shop, eat and live in those places, and some parts of them are actually quite nice. With a little community pride and carefully-targeted resources provided for the people who actually live there instead of the same entities that always seem to get their hands on special funding, both neighborhoods could be outstanding locations.
It's unfortunate, however, that the leader of the city sees no problem in publicly deriding those neighborhoods while making vague promises about throwing money in their general direction to fix things. That just can't be good for the morale of the residents there.
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