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Courtland St Southeast, Downtown

33.7530340623165 -84.3857712335098
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"The street where nobody lives"

Collins Street barely registers on the consciousness of most Atlantans, even though many will drive past it on their way through downtown. It's only two blocks long and entirely within the campus of Georgia State University.

If you're on Collins Street, you probably can't see the sun. That's because Courtland Avenue is directly overhead. This makes it fairly tricky to find on a map, and if you're driving south on Courtland trying to find it, you'll overshoot it. You have to go two blocks southeast on Gilmer Street, then one block southwest on Jesse Hill Jr Drive, then two blocks northwest on Decatur Street. You'll be at street level on Collins Street. Congratulations, but there isn't much to do here.

GSU's Cinefest is a small independent movie theater (free to students, but open to paying members of the public) just upstairs from this corner. On one side of Decatur, you'll find access to a faculty parking lot; on the other, there's an entrance to the G Deck parking facility and the ROTC program office. It's also fairly easy to get onto the railroad tracks from here, if you go up the steps to the ROTC building and follow the path towards the back lot.

Don't actually go onto the tracks, though; it's not only suicidally dangerous, but you're quite likely to be spotted by a junior officer and reported to Homeland Security for messing around with the infrastructure of the heart of downtown Atlanta. I'm not sure whether I'd prefer being hit by a train.

Your best bet for entertainment around here is Cinefest, or any of the free concerts that frequently occur in the nearby campus courtyards during school season.

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