Brookhaven zoning changes limit Airbnbs

Airbnb banned in city where co-founder’s dad is on City Council:  Not even having your father sitting on the Brookhaven City Council will keep your multibillion-dollar business from being outlawed. Joe Gebbia Jr., a co-founder and chief product officer of short-term rental behemoth Airbnb, faced that reality this week.  Continue at Reporter Newspapers

Brookhaven zoning changes limit Airbnbs:  The Brookhaven City Council approved an overhaul of the city’s zoning laws, including new affordable housing incentives and a ban on renting out single-family homes to vacationers.That change will affect homeowners who lease their property for 30 days or less at a time through short-term rental services like Airbnb or VRBO.… Read More »

Brookhaven Arts Festival to return with more interactive activities

The 14th annual Brookhaven Arts Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 through 21 behind the Brookhaven MARTA station. More than 140 participating artists feature works of fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and more in a wide variety of styles and price ranges. A juried art show, the festival attracts artists of the highest quality who travel from all over the country for the opportunity to share their creativity at this event.… Read More »

Grand opening events set for Murphey Candler Park Open Space and Skyland Park

What better way to celebrate the completion of the latest Brookhaven park open space than with a free movie under the stars! That’s exactly what’s in store for residents on Friday, Sept. 21 as the Murphey Candler Open Space Field, is formally dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 p.m., followed with a showing of the popular family film, Paddington.… Read More »

New Brookhaven Alert system sends emergency info to residents

The city of Brookhaven announced that Brookhaven Alert, powered by Smart911, is now available to all residents. Brookhaven Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. Brookhaven Alert keeps residents and travelers informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic and other emergencies. A presentation on Brookhaven Alert will be given at the Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Sept.… Read More »

Brookhaven seeking resident input on parks with comprehensive survey

On April 25, postcard notifications were mailed to nearly 25,000 Brookhaven addresses with instructions and unique access codes for the online survey.  The codes are needed to prevent individuals submitting of multiple surveys, which could skew the results.

Residents who are unable to locate their access code can contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 404-637-0562 and get their code by giving the staff member their address. … Read More »

ARNETTE’S Chop Shop Launches Exclusive Knife Club

Set to open this May, ARNETTE’S Chop Shop, launches an exclusive ARENTTE’S Chop Shop Knife Club membership program that will set the dining experience apart. This offering gives members a luxurious custom-made leather knife pouch, tagged with the member’s name, joining number and date of activation engraved on a silver plate. Knife pouches are equipped with four special rosewood and stainless steel handled knives with full serrated blades and engraved with the member’s name on each handle.… Read More »

Brookhaven kicks off 2018 Food Truck Roundup on May 2

They’re back, and tastier than ever. The popular Wednesday night community event series, the Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup, returns May 2 to Blackburn Park at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven.

“The event was so successful last year that we are not going to take a summer break this year. Once we start on Wednesday, May 2, we will continue every Wednesday until Oct.… Read More »

How do you deal with an active shooter? Find out at Brookhaven training events

The Brookhaven Police Department, in collaboration with Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church and Oglethorpe University, is proud to announce the Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event (CRASE). This training is for the community and open to the public to attend. Major Brandon Gurley and Officer Russell Davis of the Brookhaven Police Department, will be presenting this course and they are pleased to be able to transfer this knowledge to the community.… Read More »

Light Up Brookhaven to celebrate holidays

The city of Brookhaven will host its annual Light Up Brookhaven tree-lighting event Nov. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

The event will include lighting the Christmas tree and Hanukkah display at 7 p.m., preceded by musical entertainment, free crafts and refreshments, a hot chocolate sale hosted by local Girl Scouts and a visit from Santa Claus with whom parents can take pictures of the kids.… Read More »

Monarch mural on Buford Highway a symbol for all immigrants, says artist

A large, colorful monarch butterfly mural now decorates an outside wall of the Havana Sandwich Shop on Buford Highway in Brookhaven for motorists and pedestrians to view and admire.

The mural is just one of about 10 murals, most located in Northeast Plaza, that are part of the BuHi Walk, a collaboration between We Love BuHi and Living Walls, to bring public art to the corridor known for its diversity while also raising awareness about the stories of the immigrants who live and work there.… Read More »