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Old 09-27-2017, 06:10 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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There's been an exponential increase in the number of panhandlers along my walk route to work along Auburn/Edgewood.
And a TON more people sleeping under the 85 overpass on Hill St. by Grady. I'm assuming many of the same people representing the increase there are the same people you've noticed panhandling. It's getting worse and worse by the week.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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I'm in Sandy Springs and have noticed more homeless looking folks hanging around shopping centers and walking along the streets.

So, no - the homeless people aren't gone, they are just scattered.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:15 AM
 
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And a TON more people sleeping under the 85 overpass on Hill St. by Grady. I'm assuming many of the same people representing the increase there are the same people you've noticed panhandling. It's getting worse and worse by the week.
The bridge on Hill st has always been like that though. Police did clear it up a while back for a few weeks buy they eventually came back
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:18 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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The bridge on Hill st has always been like that though. Police did clear it up a while back for a few weeks buy they eventually came back
I bike through there everyday, there have always been some homeless people, but nowhere near the extent that are there now. The police did clear it out, but that didn't last for too long. The number of homeless people there before it was cleared out was much less than now. Over the past month or so, there has been an exponential increase in people sleeping and using the bathroom under that overpass.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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I guess people are starting to realize you can't "hide" them at Peachtree-Pine anymore.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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All the homeless people went east, those side streets off Edgewood and by Grady looking like Skid Row in LA right now. And sadly I'm not exaggerating. Anyone with a brain knew this would happen. There always was some in that area, but recently there has been a HUGE increase in the amount of homeless folks over there. If I was a resident of the 4th Ward I'd be 38 Hot right now. They basically took a dump on your hood to clean up that part of Peachtree.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:00 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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All the homeless people went east, those side streets off Edgewood and by Grady looking like Skid Row in LA right now. And sadly I'm not exaggerating. Anyone with a brain knew this would happen. There always was some in that area, but recently there has been a HUGE increase in the amount of homeless folks over there. If I was a resident of the 4th Ward I'd be 38 Hot right now. They basically took a dump on your hood to clean up that part of Peachtree.
Keeping the shelter wasn't an option either.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Keeping the shelter wasn't an option either.
We can debate that until the cows come home bro. In my eyes all they did was set progress in the Edgewood area back in lieu of making that part of Midtown look better. It didn't solve the problem, it just moved it elsewhere and imo it's worse now. Peachtree Pine wasn't pretty, but that tent city thats growing by Grady looks a lot worse than P&P ever did. We're talking a whole 2 city blocks full of people sleeping in tents and outright just laid out on the sidewalk. I guarantee you'd much rather walk past P&P at its worst than walk thru the blocks by Grady I'm talking about now. I saw it about a week ago and was floored, never seen anything like that in Atlanta. And we've had a homeless problem in this city long as I can remember. That wasn't hyperbole in my first post, it legit looks like Skid Row now. You can't even walk down those blocks without stepping on someone hardly, when in our history have we ever had an area like that until now? Not to mention the fact that more people actually reside and live in that area than the area around P&P. I'm sure those small town parents sending their kids to G State will sleep a lot better at night when they find out that Jr Moon's dorm is 2 blocks away from Skid Row East
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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We can debate that until the cows come home bro. In my eyes all they did was set progress in the Edgewood area back in lieu of making that part of Midtown look better.
Peachtree-Pine wasn't in Midtown, and the Beatys/B. Wardlaw's no-rules homeless warehouse should never have existed in the first place.

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]It didn't solve the problem, it just moved it elsewhere and imo it's worse now. Peachtree Pine wasn't pretty, but that tent city thats growing by Grady looks a lot worse than P&P ever did. We're talking a whole 2 city blocks full of people sleeping in tents and outright just laid out on the sidewalk. I guarantee you'd much rather walk past P&P at its worst than walk thru the blocks by Grady I'm talking about now. I saw it about a week ago and was floored, never seen anything like that in Atlanta. And we've had a homeless problem in this city long as I can remember. That wasn't hyperbole in my first post, it legit looks like Skid Row now. You can't even walk down those blocks without stepping on someone hardly, when in our history have we ever had an area like that until now? Not to mention the fact that more people actually reside and live in that area than the area around P&P. I'm sure those small town parents sending their kids to G State will sleep a lot better at night when they find out that Jr Moon's dorm is 2 blocks away from Skid Row East
Then the city needs to get off of its ass and fix the problem.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Peachtree-Pine wasn't in Midtown, and the Beatys/B. Wardlaw's no-rules homeless warehouse should never have existed in the first place.



Then the city needs to get off of its ass and fix the problem.
Downtown/Midtown, fricking on top of Phillips Arena, that doesn't matter. Stop dissecting my post as my point is still the same. We just took a self contained problem and let it out all over the city. Been telling y'all for years the homeless folks at P&P were the same people who used to hang out around Techwood, they tore that down and they just moved east to P&P. We're not solving the problem, all we are doing is kicking the can down the road. And please tell me how taking a contained problem and letting it loose on the whole city is helping anything?

Edit- I was born right across the street at Crawford Long, which is now Emory Midtown, so you may not see it as Midtown, but clearly some of us do
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