An Efficient Way of Getting to Atlanta’s Airport Using its Subway System

Ari Meier If you must transfer from the blue line to the red or gold line to the airport I analyzed MARTA’s rail times to answer the question: how long would I have to wait for a southbound gold or red line train after transferring from an eastbound or westbound blue line train? Of course, … Continue reading An Efficient Way of Getting to Atlanta’s Airport Using its Subway System

Updated: Why I Thought Amazon Would End Up In Atlanta

Ari Meier Amazon might decide on winning city in an unconventional way There’s been a flurry of recent stories about Amazon's HQ2 announcement. From someone analyzing Jeff Bezos' flight records to considering a recent large development proposal in Atlanta. There's much anticipation and speculation in the remaining 20 cities and there are a ton of blogs, news and betting … Continue reading Updated: Why I Thought Amazon Would End Up In Atlanta

Perception of Crime Versus Real Crime Doesn’t Affect Neighborhoods Equally

Ari Meier Majority-minority neighborhood reputations tend to be more negative Coalescing in southern DeKalb County is a movement that is (a) trying to form a city (Greenhaven) to help improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and (b) bringing together critical-thinking community members to address the issues and debunk the myths that often gather … Continue reading Perception of Crime Versus Real Crime Doesn’t Affect Neighborhoods Equally

Reinventing a Mall in an Underserved Part of Metro Atlanta

Ari Meier Tearing down South DeKalb Mall & replacing it with a mixed-use development New York City-based Thor Equities is an international real estate development and investment company that owns the 800,000 square foot The Gallery at South DeKalb.  From Thor Equities' page describing The Gallery at South DeKalb:  OUTSTANDING LOCATION The Gallery at South DeKalb is … Continue reading Reinventing a Mall in an Underserved Part of Metro Atlanta