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Atlanta fire stations might officially be known by their government-given numbers, but for decades the men and women who sleep, eat, and wait for emergency calls inside those buildings have been adopting mottos inspired by their crews’ attitudes, personalities, and specialties. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most interesting firehouse mottos.
Check out cool chalk art at the Sandy Springs Festival, score treasures at the Hipster Yard Sale, and more.
Mayor Kasim Reed this morning is unveiling the city’s design for a 1,000-space, $48 million parking deck at Grant Park that will replace the space-wasting, seven-acre parking lot off Boulevard officials say is insufficient. The three-tier deck will be partially embedded into the hillside and—in a move that helped win support from the neighborhood and park advocates—capped by a green roof and a restaurant with views of the Downtown skyline in the distance.
Zoo Atlanta lost a bet to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island and had to name one of their baby animals after, ew, Tom Brady. Falcons fans will be thrilled to find out that baby animal was a Madagascar hissing cockroach.
Have a ghostly good time with Headless Horsemen, spooky storytelling, kite flying, carnival games, and more
While giant panda Lun Lun's new set of twins have stolen all the spotlight in the past couple of weeks (you did see this photo of one cub proudly displaying its chubby belly, right?), a western lowland gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta yesterday afternoon is ready to steal your heart.