Well, there’s free Wi-Fi at Woodruff Park

Those of us who work Downtown know that getting a good Wi-Fi signal is harder than finding a stretch of sidewalk not disrupted by streetcar construction. If the laptop brigade at Starbucks isn’t slurping bandwidth, it’s blocked by all the highrises.

Watching the Warhol of Walmart

Tucker native Brendan O’Connell has been painting scenes at Walmarts around the country for a decade now, and in the last year they've actually made him pretty good money ($1,500 for small paintings, $40,000 for larger ones). This week, at the company's invitation, he spent a two-day residency at a store just a few miles from his boyhood home.
Gentrification in Kirkwood

How gentrification really changes a neighborhood

To neighbors, she was “Miss Anna,” and to her children, she was the strictest, strongest woman in Kirkwood.
Bald Head Island

Community Snapshot: Bald Head Island

Not far from Wilmington, North Carolina, Bald Head Island is 12,000 acres, with 10,000 set aside for beach, marsh, and maritime forest nature preserves. There are currently 1,200 residences divided into dozens of neighborhoods.

Civil rights themed murals installed in the King District

Three giant (as in building-sized) murals were installed in the King Historic District yesterday in the latest Living Walls effort to turn structures into canvasses. One such “canvas” is the former Henry’s Grill at 345 Auburn Avenue, where a small crowd turned out to watch an acclaimed muralist at work.

A smart home for a remarkable veteran

Todd Love is a scuba-diving, alligator-wrestling, sky-diving skier. He also happens to be a triple amputee.
Celebrities in Atlanta

These are the neighborhoods celebrities stay in while filming in Atlanta

As Hollywood continues to choose Atlanta as a prime filming destination—Georgia productions generated more than $9.5 billion in impact last year—actors, crews, and other talent are infiltrating Atlanta neighborhoods and sometimes even setting down roots. From Buckhead to Midtown to Pinewood Forest, here’s where they hang their hats.

The giant Ferris wheel is almost finished

After much hype (and a little delay) the 200-foot SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel now has an opening date: Tuesday, July 16. There will be a noon ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to the first gondola’s circumnavigation, and SkyView spokesman Jason Evans says he expects a big crowd.

From drug market to dog park: the rebirth of Renaissance Park

The wooded pocket park with a picturesque downtown skyline view has been transformed into District 2’s latest amenity, an off-leash dog park with designated areas for small and large dogs—the first such facility in downtown Atlanta.

Billboards advertise a $25,000 reward for tips in Cotrona case

After East Atlanta Village resident Patrick Cotrona was [fatally shot last May][1], his sister Kate Cotrona Krumm drew attention to his case by posting a poignant hand-lettered sign on a telephone pole near the spot where her brother died. Block letters on a big sheet of cardboard paid tribute to a “brother and a kind and loving son and uncle and friend.” On Thursday afternoon, Krumm unveiled another sign—a massive billboard advertising a $25,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of two people suspected in the death of her brother.

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