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Post-Katrina NOLA

No one can deny that Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans forever. The city is still recovering from the devastation following the storm and the levee breaches. We still have 73,000 fewer jobs than before the storm and while the number of blighted properties has...

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The Oaks of Oak Alley Plantation

Last week Oak Alley Plantation celebrated a very special anniversary. On June 28, 1995, the 28 oak trees that create the eponymous alley leading from the River Road to the big house of the plantation were inducted into the Live Oak Society. The society was founded in...

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Lights, Camera, NOLA!

Louisiana has long been one of the top movie-making locations in the U.S. but has historically come in third for the most popular locale after California and New York. This spring, that all changed. A study released in March by Film L.A., a Los Angeles not for profit...

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Save Your Money for What Matters!

Vacations can be pricey, so it's always good to know what to splurge on and where to cut back. In New Orleans, you can enjoy plenty of both as there are tons of free activities that show you the best of the city, letting you save your money for great meals out,...

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Raising Buildings

Since the 2005 double whammy of hurricanes Katrina and Rita there has been a general policy in New Orleans' most flood prone areas to try and raise, or elevate, as many buildings as possible. This even includes large buildings such as the one pictured here,...

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Degas in New Orleans

Portraits in a New Orleans Cotton Office Over the years, New Orleans has been known for many notable residents. One of the more prestigious was Edgar Degas, the famed French painter. Even before moving to New Orleans in 1872 Degas had strong connections to the city as...

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Riverwalk to Reopen Thursday

The Riverwalk Marketplace, a section of shops and restaurants located along the Mississippi in the Central Business District, was historically part of the city's busy shipping industry. After the 1984 World's Fair the area was converted into the mall that now...

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Bayou Boogaloo 2014

Looking for some summertime fun in Mid-City this weekend? Check out the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo! This annual event is one of our favorite festivals and features classic favorites like the bicycle pub crawl and rubber duck derby. The event takes place, rain or shine,...

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NOWFE 2014!

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, affectionately called NOWFE, is coming up in just a few weeks so it's time to make your reservations! This year the incredible gathering of good food and great wine is featuring more than 40 different wineries from around the...

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