Fulfill your child's winter wonderland fantasy, ice skating in Atlanta, with a private party on The Astor Holiday Rink! Children’s Skating Parties include one-hour rink admission and skate rentals. Exclusive use of the rink is available for parties of 20 or more, and can be booked on weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. for $40 per child.
One fatal crash was blamed on the weather. But a policeman in suburban Atlanta also assisted the safe delivery of a baby girl on a gridlocked interstate.
Compared to other American cities, Atlanta's economy has been disproportionately affected by the and subsequent recession, with the city's economy earning a ranking of 68 among 100 American cities in a September 2014 report due to an elevated unemployment rate, declining real income levels, and a depressed housing market. From 2010–2011, Atlanta saw a 0.9% contraction in employment and only a 0.4% rise in income. Though unemployment had dropped to 7% by late 2014, this was still higher than the national unemployment rate of 5.8% Atlanta's housing market has also struggled, with home prices falling by 2.1% in January 2012, reaching levels not seen since 1996. Compared with a year earlier, the average home price in Atlanta fell 17.3% in February 2012, the largest annual drop in the history of the index for any city. The collapse in home prices has led some economists to deem Atlanta the worst housing market in the country. Nevertheless, in August 2013, Atlanta appeared on magazine's list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.