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Old 02-25-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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Alright, I just went over there tonight and this place is not overrun with thugs and hooligans like you guys say. This site makes me sick. You guys must of saw a young black person and got scared ****less. This place had all kinds of normal people and cops walking and doing their thing and no "Waka Flockas" running around like this site would make you think.

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Old 02-25-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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Somebody ought to take some pictures or a video. That would solve the dispute.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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Alright, I just went over there tonight and this place is not overrun with thugs and hooligans like you guys say. This site makes me sick. You guys must of saw a young black person and got scared ****less. This place had all kinds of normal people and cops walking and doing their thing and no "Waka Flockas" running around like this site would make you think.
I was there working out in the gym today and I was waiting to be robbed and shot at.. I wanted to see all the sketchy people get off the shuttle.. a lot people on here over exaggerate things. Atlantic station is not as bad as these bafoons on city data Make it out to be... the only thing I want from.Atlantic station is better retail..
 
Old 02-26-2011, 04:11 AM
 
Location: New York City Area
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Alright, I just went over there tonight and this place is not overrun with thugs and hooligans like you guys say. This site makes me sick. You guys must of saw a young black person and got scared ****less. This place had all kinds of normal people and cops walking and doing their thing and no "Waka Flockas" running around like this site would make you think.
muxBuppie, YOU are hilarious...lol.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: 30080
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Alright, I just went over there tonight and this place is not overrun with thugs and hooligans like you guys say. This site makes me sick. You guys must of saw a young black person and got scared ****less. This place had all kinds of normal people and cops walking and doing their thing and no "Waka Flockas" running around like this site would make you think.
Thats just the way this site works.. a way for people to say things online that they wouldnt say out in a crowd in a million years. It's called internet courage. Most of us that have been here a while pretty much already know how it works. Whenever you see "ghetto" it means black people, same with sketchy, hood, etc. Nevermind the fact that many of the "ghetto" people they speak of live a lot better than they do. Its generally the same few though so after a while youll learn to just look over their posts.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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Water fountains and street performers are not part of the answer to Atlantic Station's problems. The new owners need to develop a plan to change the demographic of the visitors, especially the nighttime and weekend crowd. Changing the mix of retailers might be a part of that, and I'm excited they are forcing the restaurants to stop this ridiculous transformation into nightclubs that attracts such a rotten crowd here.

I think the plan for new, independent restaurants and shops has the potential to attract the kind of people the businesses here need as regular customers. But something has to be done about improving the crowd that comes here. Closing Fox Sports Grill would probably be a good start. And although a movie theater seems like such a vital tenant in a development like this, it really is a huge part of the problem in attracting the kind of people that ruin the experience here. In over 2 years I've never seen one movie there because its impossible to enjoy a movie when you're surrounded by disrespectful idiots.

Maybe it would be a good idea to stop running the shuttles on weekend nights so the hood rats can't just take Marta to the station and catch the shuttle to come loiter around the park with their pants hanging down below their ass.

Eliminating the Section 8 housing in the apartments here would also help I'm sure.

I'm a resident in AS and I can tell you it was on the path to be the next Underground Atlanta. I'm very hopeful CB Richard Ellis will be successful.
Sir, what would you prefer the nighttime and weekend crowd could to look like? "Families" are generally in the house by 11:00pm so you're not going to see strollers and soccer moms out at that time. Retail is closed so you're not going to have people shopping at that time. Very few people are looking for meals at that time so there isn't much need for restaurants (unless you want a Waffle House or Ihop and I"m sure that demographic would worry you even more).

If you want AS to operating hours and it closes down at 9:00 pm like a mall, that's pretty much the only way you can change/eradicate the nighttime and weekend crowd.

Seriously, what else is there to do after 11:00/midnight besides go to movies or go to a restaurant/lounge/club?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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Somebody ought to take some pictures or a video. That would solve the dispute.
The video should include getting on the bus at midnight or whenever to see how many of these [insert your favorite codeword here] folks are actually dashing back to MARTA to make the westbound connection at five points.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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WHoooo EXCUZE MEH!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jHnS...eature=related

Whoooo

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Old 02-26-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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Alright, I just went over there tonight and this place is not overrun with thugs and hooligans like you guys say. This site makes me sick. You guys must of saw a young black person and got scared ****less. This place had all kinds of normal people and cops walking and doing their thing and no "Waka Flockas" running around like this site would make you think.
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I was there working out in the gym today and I was waiting to be robbed and shot at.. I wanted to see all the sketchy people get off the shuttle.. a lot people on here over exaggerate things. Atlantic station is not as bad as these bafoons on city data Make it out to be... the only thing I want from.Atlantic station is better retail..
Thank you!!! Its pathetic the way they paint Atlantic Station. It is young and hip and times, that is a good thing! Not everywhere should look like a retirement home!

As stated who stays out late anyway? It is not families? So whats the problem?

You live in Atlanta, not Bismark.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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Back to my $0.02. Great comments on here guys. Here is what I agree with:

-People want to live car free and because MARTA does not run trains to AS, a shuttle is necessary. What I disagree with is that it must run to Art Center Station. Do what Tech does and run it to actual points that people need to go to, i.e. the schools, Peachtree St, etc etc. Residents of AS should ride free and everyone else should pay a buck. A breeze card could be used to pay the extra dollar, but should be used for a free ride.

-I agree that people who travel in from other areas to dine/drink at AS at night on the weekends are probably affluent (how they got their money, I don't need to know). They drive Jaguars and have rims after all What I disagree with is why the focus is on attracting these people. More on this below.

Here is where I have to digress with many people on here (well the more recent posts):

1) The internet does make people more courageous including me, but I have been to a few meetings regarding AS (my company does own the place now) and I have heard in public blacks and whites speaking out about the current situation at AS. Granted, the blacks speaking out are women, professional women. They "feel" unsafe, too.

2) The focus has been on Play, not Live. The poster who works in AS now who said there should be more "Play" should specify what kind of play he means. The residents are left out of the Play equation currently and take a back seat to tourists and people who come to AS from far out reaches of Atlanta. Play should focus on daytime tourists and actual residents of AS, and nearby intown residents. Not people who live more than 3 miles away.

3) Whether actual crime is a real problem or not (it certainly is in Homepark and 12 as has been mentioned), it is a huuugggggeeeee perception. Perception matters most. I am going to be "internet courageous" and discuss race here, so bite it. Not everyone in AS, Midtown, West Midtown, and other intown areas is a hip, urban, young black male with flashy cars, a loud demeanor, skimpy women hanging all over him, etc etc. In fact, most people of all colors are 8-6 workers in the week, art lovers, gay, perhaps quieter, drive Priuses, dog lovers, park goers, etc etc. I fit way more in the latter crowd and the loud, hip, urban crowd scares me at times. It's a gang of young black males that assaulted me at Art Center one night. It's young black males commiting 90+% of the crimes in the area, etc etc. There is a reason people are turned off by it, including plenty of other blacks.

-"City" does not have to equal loud and obnoxious. I love how the city equals diversity, which is why I live in Midtown within view of AS in one of the most diverse buildings, but there is some diversity I can do without. I can do without the rapper who lives above me and beats women every night. I can do without the thugs travelling in from poor areas and committing crimes, though that's a fact of life in many urban areas. I can do without the rednecks travelling in and beating up gay people. Etc etc. I like diversity, but I also like a bit of refinement. I don't mind the sirens, the traffic, the higher cost of living, etc, but as I would mind it in Bismarck, ND I do mind criminals, loud and uncouth people, and people who have disregard for people unlike themselves (well, I gues I have disregard for racist thugs, racist rednecks, women beaters, and generally uncouth people). These urban black males have little regard for women (how they get all of these hot women is beyond me, those women are idiots!), have little regard for those around them, and they need to grow up.

Atlanta is not just a black city, and black does not have to mean "urban", hip, flashy, loud, and obnoxious. I hate it when whites or anyone acts in that way or carries that kind of demeanor too, but I don't think loud, flashy, and obnoxious conjures up an image of your average intown resident. Go to Piedmont Park or Virginia Highlands or White Provisions to see who is living within a couple miles of AS. Totally different crowds than one finds at AS. The crowds in those places are still very diverse, just a little more refined AS is like one giant Opera or Life nowadays with quite frequently an even louder/sketchier crowd (Opera, a Midtown club where not a lot of Midtown residents go and people drive in from the furthest reaches).
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