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Creole versus Cajun

October 24, 2014 | Posted in: History
People often get confused between Cajuns and Creoles, or even use the terms interchangeably without knowing what the difference is! While both peoples have a strong influence of French ancestr... » Read More

New Orleans #Architecture: The Shotgun House

October 17, 2014 | Posted in: Architecture
    The iconic shotgun house is a testimony to the rich culture and history of the city of New Orleans. These pint-sized structures were born during the 1800s from the necessity to cr... » Read More

Historic Landmark - Dixie Brewery gets a New Life

October 13, 2014 | Posted in: Architecture
    The old 1907 Dixie Brewery in Mid City has been repurposed.  After a long battle against demolition, workers are transforming the old Brewery on Tulane Avenue into part of th... » Read More

Post-Katrina New Orleans Education Systems

October 6, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
New Orleans is now ground zero as a national model to learn how a school system can recover from a disaster.  The city has created a charter school system which is trying to help compensa... » Read More

Post Katrina New Orleans is Now a Hub for Entrepreneurs

September 26, 2014 | Posted in: News
Post Katrina New Orleans is Now a Hub for Entrepreneurs:  Young people in their 20s and 30s are moving to New Orleans to start new business and ventures in many different fields. The... » Read More

Visit 2 Historic French Quarter Gems

September 21, 2014 | Posted in: History
     Looking for something to do this Saturday?  Get a ticket for Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!  With it you will have access to free tours of both the He... » Read More

The Port of New Orleans Then and Now

September 18, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
     In 1718, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, “Bienville,” founded New Orleans along the Mississippi River. This trade-friendly location later became the capital of the ... » Read More

Louisiana's Disappearing Act

September 10, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
According to the U.S.G.S., the state of Louisiana lost just under 1,900 square miles of land between 1932 and 2000. This is the rough equivalent of the entire state of Delaware dropping into t... » Read More

The Tallest Building in New Orleans

September 5, 2014 | Posted in: Architecture
One Shell Square in downtown New Orleans was completed in 1972, three years before the Louisiana Superdome. It started a construction boom in what was to become New Orleans vibrant "... » Read More

Post Katrina London Avenue Canal Update

September 3, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
Yesterday, the Army Corps of Engineers started construction on the closure of the London Avenue Canal at Lake Pontchartrain. Nine years ago, after Hurricane Katrina, this drainage canal... » Read More

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