How did running a nationally scrutinized state Senate race prepare her for the new job?
After a shellacking by David Perdue in the 2014 Georgia U.S. Senate race, Michelle Nunn wanted to take her time deciding what to do next. Her son, Vinson, was less patient.Read more
The river is one of the oldest in the country and provides drinking water for 70 percent of Atlantans
Because the Chattahoochee snakes to the west—rather than through the heart of the city—the river is not linked to Atlanta in popular imagination the way that, say, Boston is paired with the Charles, St. Louis with the Mississippi, or Chattanooga with the Tennessee.Read more
How late you can set them off and how much it will cost you to sell them
Just in time to make your neighborhood Independence Day gathering really take off, fireworks sales are now legal in Georgia. Here’s what you need to know about buying, selling, and what you still can’t ignite.Read more
Distilleries can also send home ”keepsakes”
A modified version of Senate Bill 63 goes into effect this month and allows breweries to offer beer for on-site consumption or in six-pack equivalent take-home “souvenirs.”Read more
On Leslie Knope, the Martin Luther King Natatorium, and future goals
Amy Phuong, 32, graduated from Georgia Tech in 2005 and was confirmed as Atlanta’s parks and recreation commissioner earlier this year. We spoke on March 17, the day city residents voted on a $250 million bond referendum that included some $18 million toward parks and recreation projects.Read more
After generations of neglect, the city’s park system is finally getting the attention (and resources) it needs
“If you live near Piedmont Park or the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, you might feel, ‘Oh, this is fantastic, why would we want more?’” says Amy Phuong. Yet just 6 percent of our land is dedicated to park space.Read more
Amy Rakestraw mixes traditional yoga practices with intense physical exercise
It’s a safe bet that the ancient master of meditation Patanjali never urged his disciples to “feel the burn.” Certainly his Yoga Sutras make no reference to the arrival of “Daisy Dukes season.”Read more
Nightly maintenance helps the fleet of 318 cars stay on track
Every night, MARTA’s 318 railcars, each weighing 81,000 pounds, pull in to this gleaming maintenance facility for the mass transit equivalent of a tune-up and a detail. Here, in a facility just west of the Connector near Armour Circle, they’re cleaned and inspected by a crew of 130.Read more
Commentary: It’s Memorial Day Weekend, Atlanta Streetcar is operating only one trolley, and that’s a problem.
The system is on a reduced schedule during one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Yesterday, I walked to work past the giant electronic billboard above 218 Peachtree Street and glimpsed an ad for the Atlanta Streetcar. It’s a modified version of a promotion that aired in Times Square back in April. “Downtown Atlanta is on the move,” proclaims the tagline. That might be the case. Too bad that the […]Read more