I've loved graffiti art since its inception, Back in the Bronx we knew that throwing up bombs in public places came with risks. Old graffiti writers like me, learned to accept that when your work was finished, you no longer owned it. It was up for grabs by anyone. In the peak of the art form mags, photo, posters, books, tee's were all created and they did not always give credit to the artist in any form. If you want a say in how your art work is used, then don't throw it up on public spaces unless you was commissioned to. By whitewashing the work, you just robbed yourself of exposure you would have to pay thousands to produce on your own. The party goers could of cared less about the art, they didn't pay for the art. They payed for the music, the drinks, the food, they payed to socialized with interesting people. The party could of been thrown anywhere and been just as successful. But these artist missed the point, it was all about exposure. If it was me back in the day I would've been in the house claiming my shit. Probably would got a few gallery shows out of it to.
Yes, because Bowen Homes, East Lake Meadows (aka "Little Vietnam"), and Techwood Homes were in fantastic condition.
Homelessness on the rise? Gee. Who knew? If we'd realized this could happen we'd have never torn down all that perfectly good public housing stock. Now would we?
Since everyone with a mortgage thinks like Jim Nimby here, the homeless will all be living in jails or ghettos, since those are the only places their precious real estate values won't be affected.
I think the city should force every neighborhood in the city to take a share of homeless residents. That way everyone get's their fair share of a necessary burden.
David Shazbot Williams -
"The ultimate form of disrespect?"? What a crock. I wouldn't be surprised if you were one of the fools paid by the promoter to come in and paint your name on the walls after the creators of the Krog Street Tunnel artwork came and removed their artwork from a hustler who came into their neighborhood and tried to co-opt it to make a back for himself. I wish both he and your would hurry the hell up and crawl back into whatever nasty little holes your crawled out of. Shame on the bothe of you.
In graffiti work to whitewash something is the ultimate form of disrespect, and although you CLAIM that the artist themselves did it, there is no way that is true. There were hundreds of artists' work in that tunnel, and of those, maybe 5 or 10 painted over the art there. The rest were bitchy, whiny little neighborhood groups. You cant whitewash what you did here. You destroyed art that wasnt yours to choose, and art that none of you created. You behaved like children and broke your toy just so no one else could play with it.
and caren west is the PR firm, no wonder people are not receiving respectful or adequate responses. a sleezy event coordinator and a witch. this sounds like a nightmare situation, good for my ctown friends who are voicing their thoughts through both: written concern, and symbolic efforts!
Typical Cabbagetown trash. I thought gentrification would have done more to improve morale. Instead the new residents seem to have been acclimatized. Enjoy your meth.
So the news is reporting that neighborhood artists have painted the tunnel gray, and I say Hooray! I think it is absolutely wonderful that the people who live near this Atlanta landmark have taken steps to prevent some outsider with money and connections from using their creativity to line his pockets, and I wish we could see more and more examples of this kind of citizen-activism in our city. I live in Grant Park, and so I am not as directly affected by this planned disaster as the people who live in Cabbagetown. But as a citizen of this city who is sick and tired of seeing clowns like this guy come along and run roughshod over the sentiments of people who actually live and work nearby, I say well done to each and every one of you who showed up and took part in this! You have brightened my mood more than you can ever know.
Gays are a disgrace against god and should ask for forgivesness
Well not to change the subject but this whole Brookhaven Annexation/land grab/land rush is really something that deserves further analysis. www.brookhavenpost.com has written a number of stories on the latest annexation attempt.
Here is what is fascinating. Last year or so, Century Center a large office park on Clairmont Rd and I-85 was drawn into the annexation map of Chamblee in order to help fund the increased cost of annexing the 11,000 residents between Century Center and the existing Chamblee line. This map and annexation referendum passed through the state legislature with bipartisan support. The first vote failed but due to voting irregularities the legislature approved a new vote with the same map. The annexation would have made Chamblee look much like Brookhaven in that it would run from I-85 north to 285 and thus Chamblee's entire western border would be Brookhaven's eastern border, and both would be bounded on the North by 285/Dunwoody.
Then Century Center announces their intent to seek annexation by Brookhaven that is packaged with a zoning/redevelopment approval by Brookhaven for the Century Center property. Since the legislature had already taken action the Court stopped the annexation from moving forward. Brookhaven even hired former Gov Roy Barnes.
The 2nd Chamblee vote approved the annexation. Then the State legislature with 100% local support (again bipartisan) passed a bill clarifying the annexation legislation in an attempt to put an end to the still on going Court proceedings. Then Governor Deal vetoed or didn't sign the bill thus leaving the litigation open and Century Center still in unincorporated DeKalb until the Court actions run their course.
So WHY did Deal go against several of his party's own State Legislators (Fran Millar (R) Mike Jacobs (R))? Why is the Repubican Brookhaven Government that its fair to say is Republican doing the same ??? Do the owners of Century Center have that much juice? Though not quite enough to influence the state legislature?
Jump to the most recent annexation request by Executive Park and Children's Healthcare to have Brookhaven jump over I-85 at Druid Hills and grab just their commercial properties between Briarcliff Road and 85. Besides putting the resident's surrounding these commercial nodes in an odd position (zoning and other matters decided by Brookhaven Officials that these residents don't vote for) it also weakens the tax base of the proposed cities of Lakeside and Briarcliff. This leads to State Rep Fran Millar calling out the Mayor of Brookhaven and basically telling him to back off until after the legislation for these cities that would include these parcels runs its course. http://www.brookhavenpost.co/senator-milla…
1. Its interesting to see these fairly high tax revenue generating properties cause this type of fighting.
2. It highlights the problem with our system of creating cities and/or annexing. I personally like the concept of dividing up urban counties into different cities and letting the county focus on certain issues that lend themselves to county wide treatment while letting other more localized issues get addressed by cities. It certainly works that way in many parts of the U.S.A. its only GA that has Counties playing such a large role (and by the way one of the causes for sprawl).
Anyway, somethings going on here.
The city and the mayor need to provide full disclosure about potential new locations. Recently, they attempted to put a shelter in our neighborhood with no public notice or input whatsoever from the people living here.
Neighbors took an active part in making sure that a repeat offender not return to the area where he committed many crimes over many years (with a few exceptions for lawful medical treatment or to visit the court). He had threatened to shoot some people in the neighborhood - good enough in my book to not see him around after he was released. Specifying where he goes? I think that is a bit extreme.
"zI am 45 and a native from Miami,I,grew up in the 80's in Miami and saw first hand the violence with marijuana."
I support the end of marijuana prohibition federally, state, and locally.
I see a really great oportunity here to use the tunnel to STOP this event- use the walls themselves to send messages to the Mayor and Licensing office to deny this permit. Messages at both ends of the tunnel to publicize the cause would be great and very high visibility.
In the event that a license IS granted- how neat would it be for the community to paint the ENTIRE tunnel black inside and out. How "hip and trendy" will the event be with black walls, entrance, columns, ceiling- everything. Let douchey-mcgee scramble to get some artsist at the last minute to re-paint some stuff.
Waaaaaaaah, Im a little baby and I wanna whine about an event that isnt doing what I tell it to. I think its hilarious that the promoter doesnt give a shit what you think lol. He decided what he wanted to do and did it. Kudos to him for that. And there you all sit all surprised that he didnt ask your opinions. Why would he? Your opinion doesnt matter, just like even though you dont like that he is throwing this event- he is still throwing it right in your face, and laughing at how insignificant your opinions are.
"Liberalism is a disease."
So now "the truth" comes about about your motivation and willingness to compromise. Since, in your prognosis, liberalism is a disease, do you propose killing them all like you would remove diseased tissue?
Should we, perhaps, appoint a "doctor" to oversee this operation and give them the power to determine who and how many of these diseased humans to remove from the body politic?
Sarcasm aside, that world view that dehumanizes political opponents into things to be destroyed is less than worthless in a democracy, much less a republic.
Shazbot, you look like the kind of person who would pay $50 to hang out in a tunnel on one of the funnest nights of the year. Enjoy your "live entertainment" and 2 drink tickets, and good luck on finding a friend. Scams like ths survive because of chumps so have at it!
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