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Tarquin Farquart 28 August 2008 07:47 PM

The Disneyfication of New Orleans

The city's redevelopment has ignored the needs of what was one of the closest-knit black communities in America

AnglRdr 28 August 2008 08:06 PM

Nice article. Followed by a correction:

From the article:

Superdome. As in, "Each January, the Sugar Bowl is held at the Superdome. The Superbowl usually happens in January (though sometimes it happens in February), but it is not always in New Orleans."

Mama Duck 28 August 2008 08:15 PM

I understand the problems behind the demolitions. But the houses in question aren't fit for habitation anyway. And you have to bulldoze the stuff away before you can build anything new. In the meantime, there are people with no (affordable or suitable) place to live. There simply aren't any easy answers here.

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