40 million "visitors"? I wonder how many of them left the airport.
I've reported about 10 traffic signals with burned out bulbs to Atlanta's public works, and three weeks later they haven't repaired. They don't care.
Excellent article! But one thing that these articles neglect to mention is that "white flight" was soon followed by "black flight" leaving poor blacks to fend for themselves, thus leaving the community more susceptible to drugs and crime. The black middle class left soon after the white middle class.
Also, I noticed the article refers to Kirkwood currently as a working class neighborhood. I thought it was more of a middle class neighborhood (with pockets of wealthy and poorer residents) these days.
Lastly, a few comments appear to make O4W seem more established than Kirkwood. Do you think this is the case?
Tom and Max,
Your article didn't include the URLs of the apps cited.
"freak_2013" I don't know if you will see this, but thank you for sharing your story.
I do not know much about homelessness, but I do understand that Atlanta is not a hospitable or tolerant place for homeless people.
This crap in the article about "authorities telling [homeless people] to pick up their possessions and move" is like slapping a band-aid on a gaping wound. Where are these people supposed to go???
I am glad you have found life easier in Phoenix. what do you think makes it different from Atlanta? how can we make atlanta better? what within the system needs to change?
I hear people propose "solutions," but none of these people have likely lived on the streets and experienced what it's really like.
I don't see a GA Tires app in the Play store either...
The crime app was developed at the Govathon but to my knowledge never adopted by APD.
It will roughly parallel Proctor Creek from Maddox Park to the Chattahoochee River. It may at times diverge a few hundred feet outside the creeks roughly 300 foot wide corridor to connect to the neighborhoods with spur trails. It will start at the BeltLine east of Maddox Park and end at the mouth of Proctor Creek on the south side of the creek. There is a strong desire that the Greenway proposed by others along the Chattahoochee River would connect to the terminus of Proctor Creek Trail at some future date and to have some form of a pedestrian and bicycle only bridge cross the Chattahoochee River somewhere in the vicinity of I-285/South Cobb/James Jackson/Proctor Creek/Atlanta Road crossings. However, initially there is not a direct connection to the Silver Comet/Cobb County and or the efforts on the opposite side of the River including those proposed in the RiverLine Master Plan.
Is there any way to see a map of where Proctor Creek and the proposed linear park/trail connecting to the Beltline are? Is this the same proposed trail the Connect the Comet group (check them out on FB) is talking about? Thanks.
where can we download that ATL crime blotter app? I can't find it on either the Apple app store or on google play store
ROAD BLOCKS, UNWARRANTED SEARCHES, SCANNING LICENSE PLATES, COMPILING PERSONAL IMFORMATION . SOUNDS LIKE NAZI GERMANY. WHERE ARE YOUR PAPERS? YOUR PRIVACY IS GONE! YOUR RIGHTS ARE GONE! THE POLICE CAN KICK YOUR DOOR IN ANYTIME THEY WANT TO , WITHOUT A WARRANT! THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY SHOULD NOT BE SEARCHED, SCANNED OR STOPPED WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE. ALL POLICE OFFICERS SCHOULD BE DRUG TESTED AND BE GIVEN POLYGRAPH TESTS QUARTERLY BY AN OUT OF STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATION. THE POLICE OFFICER SCHOLUD BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD OF SCRUTINY BECAUSE OF THEIR ACCESS TO DRUGS, MONEY, PROSTITUTION,CORRUPTION IN GENERAL AS WELL AS YOUR PERSONAL IMFORMATION. LET THE POLICE LEAD THE WAY WHEN IT COMES TO SACRAFISING THERE PRIVACY AND FREEDOM FOR LAW ENFORCMENT. I DAUGHT THAT THEY WILL BE ENTHUSED TO ALLOW ALL OF THEIR PRIVATE IMFORMATION TO BE SCRUTINIZED.
Save the Pratt-Pullman Site!
It's like watching redevelopment porn with the 360 views of the property. There is so much that could be done to make this another destination. And they still have a train car in main building?!?! If it's salvageable, Atlanta could have it's first train car restaurant. And then get Living Walls to come out and get some of those artists to do some of their sick wall art. I can see it now.
A redevelopment along the lines of Toronto's Distillery District could be nice.
Dear Jordan and Thomas,
You referred to "Melvin" in the third to last paragraph, but there was no identification of who that is.
Ft Mc Pherson, also public land, 488 acres inside the city on two MARTA stops between airport and downtown. Golf course. Historic military buildings from 19th century reconstruction parade grounds to recently abandoned command center for the Gulf wars. How to make economically viable (but not quickest biggest profit guaranteed for politically best connected) creative repurposing of such great public resources? That is the question. Get busy. Young'uns.
Is there a way to get permission to do a photo shoot on the property?
I would like to see it as a mixed use development with a small food hall, farmers market, apartments, office, retail, etc. The neighborhood is growing and his huge piece of property has the opportunity to make Kirkwood a destination.
The author is completely wrong about Toomer E.S. The school needs more teachers now more than ever. The whole neighborhood is committed to Toomer's success.
why not turn it into a museum of sorts or something
Please who ever buys it, save the buildings at the main one, please dont destroy them :(
Wow!!! Extraordinary story! It is so relieving to have read this article! Being a disabled veteran of the US Navy from 1988-1990. I experienced the EXACT same events as BriGette when I was in the military. There was a son that was produced from my incident. But being very young, naive, smart, dilligent, focused, and receiving more than 2 ranks in less than 2 years. It's like you become targeted to be destroyed for taking a oath for this country seriously. And yes, people who knew me NEVER knew that I was in the military, and after a while, I stopped checking the 'veterans' box on employment applications. And there were many of those filled out.
Although I did receive an medical honorable discharge, it was labeled with an RE-4 re-enlist code. That means that you are not able to re-enlist in the military or work in any government facility. I kinda snapped from all of the surpressed and hidden anger before they discharged me.
Anyways, what was noticed in the article is that there seems to be some sort of sublime random pattern of connection. ESPECIALLY WITH WOMEN VETERANS. I too was a very techy girl growing up, not really fitting in with other girls unless I was playing with dolls or jumping rope. Which I found to be mundane and gender conditioning. Also in the mid to late 2000, I experienced the exact same events as BriGette. It is very refreshing to know that I am not the only one.
I lived in Atlanta from 2003-2008 and would love to move back there. Where I am now, there is no support for veterans, and especially for the women veterans who have experienced MST.
Support is so important for anyone who wants to continue to heal and go forward with their lives.
I have a website that I am currently working on, it's never complete. But feel free to go there and blog if you wish. Reading this article has given me fresh ideas to revamp my site. PLEASE GO TO poetrysingers.com.
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