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Best New Thing About Atlanta

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Citywide No Smoking ordinance

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Butter.ATL

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Tree H?us Atl

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Bird Scooters
Whether you're a city denizen or a suburbanite, you can't deny the influence Bird scooters have had on our day-to-day lives. Since arriving earlier this year, they've swarmed everywhere from the BeltLine to surrounding suburbs. They've been called the biggest revolution in transportation today, and havemore...
Whether you're a city denizen or a suburbanite, you can't deny the influence Bird scooters have had on our day-to-day lives. Since arriving earlier this year, they've swarmed everywhere from the BeltLine to surrounding suburbs. They've been called the biggest revolution in transportation today, and have sparked the most polarizing debate about transport in recent years. With no word on what the future may hold for Birds, we may just have to get used to sharing the sidewalks with them. (Courtesy of Bird Rides Inc.) less...

Best new thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best new thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
beltline.org

Best new thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best new thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best new thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
The Beltline

New thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Food trucks

Best new thing in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Nearly 10 years ago, community activists suggested that the city get creative when replacing its antiquated sewers. Rather than simply digging tunnels and burying pipes, city officials partnered with the Atlanta Beltine to create the Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skate Park between City Hall East andmore...
Nearly 10 years ago, community activists suggested that the city get creative when replacing its antiquated sewers. Rather than simply digging tunnels and burying pipes, city officials partnered with the Atlanta Beltine to create the Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skate Park between City Hall East and Freedom Parkway. Totaling more than 17 acres, the greenspace opened in February and combines ponds, paths, waterfalls, a rock-filled streambed, a mini-amphitheatre and snazzy playgrounds, giving an up-and-coming neighborhood another reason to be proud. A block south, visitors will find a multi-use field and the city's first-ever public skate park. The 15,000-square-foot facility, equipped with deep bowls, sharp curbs and smooth ramps, has been jam-packed with skateboarders of all ages since its opening in mid-June. 680 Dallas St. 404-590-7275. h4wpc.com. less...

Best new thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
The Beltline

www.beltline.org


Runner-up: King of Pops


www.kingofpops.net


Best new thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
Beltline
www.beltline.org

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Beltline
Not a strip of sod or a splotch of asphalt has been laid for the BELTLINE. But only months after local governments gave it the go-ahead, Atlanta’s most ambitious public-improvement project ever is transforming our landscape. In June, Atlanta purchased the 300–acre Bellwood Quarry tomore...
Not a strip of sod or a splotch of asphalt has been laid for the BELTLINE. But only months after local governments gave it the go-ahead, Atlanta’s most ambitious public-improvement project ever is transforming our landscape. In June, Atlanta purchased the 300–acre Bellwood Quarry to turn it into the city’s largest park. And private developers already are announcing plans for projects that (mostly) complement the tighter, more transit-oriented development the Beltline is designed to encourage. More than that, the Beltline is giving city and civic leaders a powerful tool to reimagine how we’ll live in the future. The project — which envisions a 22-mile transit corridor, along with parks and new development around the urban core — is sure to test our ability over the next couple of decades to make the right choices. Already, bitter disagreements are breaking out: Buses or light rail? Skyscrapers or midrises? But that’s much better for the city than being mired in great dreams that never become reality. If we do the Beltline well, it could be the best thing to happen to Atlanta since the Civil Rights Movement. less...

Best New Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

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