Across the country, deaths of pedestrians are nearing historic highs, and Georgia and metro Atlanta are no different. According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, the number of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists in the 20-county metro region has risen sharply, from nearly 1,700 in 2006 to more than 2,500 in 2015—a 53 percent increase.
On a chilly and wet Monday morning, fans took to downtown Atlanta to celebrate Atlanta United as the 2018 MLS Cup champions. Here's a photo gallery of what we saw along the parade route. (Feel free to chant along as you browse.)
The antebellum home—which now sits on a half-acre lot—retains many of its original features. The two front rooms are drenched with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling triple-hung windows, which once provided access to the deep front porch. Most of the original, wide-plank heart pine floors are intact throughout the 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom main house, which also boasts 4 fireplaces.
The curse has been lifted. In just their second season, Atlanta United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 to bring home the MLS Cup. Just before the victory parade began Monday morning, we stepped outside our downtown office to speak to United fans about what the championship means to them and to the city.
When the beloved reality TV makeover show Queer Eye got a Netflix reboot based in Georgia, its hosts—the Fab Five—quickly became Atlanta’s darling local celebs. Their prominently featured loft at Cabbagetown’s historic Fulton Cotton Mill was a star in its own right. Executive producer Rob Eric gave us the scoop on their pad.
When the Emory Proton Therapy Center opened its doors on Thursday, it was already a symbol of triumph over challenges. The center—which provides proton therapy to treat cancer and is especially beneficial for treating tumors of the lungs, back and spine, and head and neck—is the first and only facility of its kind in the state. There are 29 other such centers in the United States and another 23 under construction or in planning stages. With five treatment rooms, Emory’s center is among the largest.
Looking beyond such fanfare as the opening of Tiny Lou’s and the rise of fast-casual everything, what else happened in the food world this year—and what does it say about Atlanta? We received a few snubs on the national stage, which might suggest that our dining scene is faltering. It could also be that we’re currently stewing on our most promising culinary ideas and talent.
Atlanta will be the first city in the world to experience a glow-in-the-dark ramen restaurant before it heads out on a global tour. Nakamura.ke, an immersive pop-up dining experience from an international team of artists (including Atlanta’s own Zoo as Zoo and Dashboard), debuts on January 30 and runs on select dates through February 16.
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Limited Partners, Watchmen, Stranger Things, plus unpacking the #BoycottGeorgia movement
Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, and Tiffany Haddish are in town for a new comedy, Limited Partners; Amblin Television and Once Upon a Time co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are remaking the 1980s anthology series Amazing Stories; and Stranger Things finally wraps up filming.
Opening November 28 from the Victory Sandwich Bar and S.O.S. Tiki Bar team, the new "anti-bar" in Inman Park will serve old-school meat-and-two plates, including meatloaf with all-you-can-eat mashed potatoes. "We’re a younger, tighter version of the Colonnade," owner Ian Jones says of the menu.
Reminiscent of the Museum of Ice Cream and Color Factory concepts in New York and Miami that have flooded many social media feeds, Santa’s Fantastical is divided into themed rooms with interactive components. It opens in Sandy Springs on November 16.
When he was suspected of starting the fire that collapsed a portion of I-85 in Atlanta, Basil Eleby—a homeless man who grew up without a family and struggled with addiction—was facing felony charges that would put him in jail until he was in his sixties. But one year after the fire, Eleby is on the path to recovery, thanks to the help of the Atlanta community.
Know ahead of time if photos matter to you or not, don't expect a selfie in the pumpkin room, and read the fun facts on absolutely every red polka dot sign. These are a few things we learned while at Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Many Atlantans are familiar with Sir Elton John’s local ties: his world-famous art collection that helped spark Atlanta’s obsession with photography, his hangouts at the Buckhead Diner, and his affinity for Georgia musicians. However, John’s fans may not appreciate that his most lasting gift to our city may be helping reverse the spread and stigma of AIDS.