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K10: La Renaissance de la Nouvelle-Orléans

An Op-Ed by Alexandre Vialou of

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal levees destroyed lives and the physical infrastructure of the City of New Orleans. With it, the indigenous connection that had existed between New Orleanians and their French cultural heritage for 297 years was -yet again- put to test. Iconic Cajun and Creole restaurants had to close, local french-singing musicians were scattered all around the nation. Uncertainty even surrounded the fate of Carnival in 2006.

City Planning Commission Nixes Proposed Frenchmen Venue

This afternoon, The City Planning Commission silenced chatter about a new venue on Frenchmen Street. Developers of Bamboula, a bar, resto, and live music venue to move into the building that was formerly Laborde's printing, went before the Commissioners on January 8 to plead their case for conditional use permits. After deferring judgment following the hearing, The City Planning Commission denied the applicant’s request today in the Chambers based on the size and nature intended for the new space.

Rancor on Rise

Developer Sean Cummings, Marigny Residents at Odds Over Plans for High Rise

Over the last few weeks, the Marigny has once again become the setting for high drama.

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