Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Changes in my Hood, Part III: More Bricks, More Bricks


As I've mentioned in a previous blog post, they are ripping up the asphalt of the streets of my hood and laying down bricks.

This sounds like something that would happen on the white side of town the far northern ATL suburbs, but it is happening in my hood. Interesting...

I live in the gentrified hood, so uh... nevermind.

Anyway, I've had to roll through the backside of my neighborhood in order to avoid the horrific baseball traffic. It's not a problem, as my commute from work is 5.5 miles instead of 4.5 miles. No problem!

And I came across more bricked up streets in the back of the hood.

Check it out.

That's beautiful. But if you look at it closely, it's crooked! I wonder why?

Here's another picture at an intersection.

That gravel in the crevices is a bit unnerving. It looks like there might be some settlement issues later on. (I live around 2 blocks from this intersection).


I'm still wondering if they are going to brick up my street. 

We'll see...

To be continued....


  1. Anonymous1:57:00 PM

    I'm listening to a podcast about gentrification in Brooklyn. It's amazing and horrible how gentrification is literally tiring communities apart and making them move.


  2. @Sasha... I live on the edges of a gentrified hood. My house value has been on the rise for the last couple of years (no longer underwater).

    I know something is going on when they build a state of art park near my house. And they are about to build a 20 million dollar complex. And I live on the coming Beltline, a running/biking trail circling the downtown enclaves. Sigh.

    But they got me with the bricked up streets. That ish is expensive. Strange to have it in the hood like this.


Slap the *crickets* out the way, kindly step up to the mike, and SAY something!!