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Old 07-20-2012, 11:32 AM
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there are many improvements going on in BR. The new Womanss Hospital, the Green Light programs for better roads and infrastructure and the downtown area is really starting to take shape with fewer homeless people and more palces to eat and festivals...I love BR, crime, not so much, but look what happenend in a littler town in Co. crime is really random these days I think....anyway, there are also many plays and musicals here, just look at 225 and the FUn magazine on Fridays and you will see. I like BR the way it is now! remember too, that BR took in many new pwople at once after Katrina and we are still trying to keep up with the unexpected influx.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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Baton Rouge and Austin also have similarities:
College town
Cleaner and "newer" environment than NO
Better shopping (Perkins Rowe, Mall of LA, Towne Center, Trader Joe's, etc.)

Both are capitals of their respective state

Each to his or her own opinion.

*Forgot to add that from your description, it sounds more like NO is more similar to Houston/Atlanta.
The bolded are not true.
Much more construction, both public as well as private, is going on in New Orleans versus Baton Rouge, also New Orleans has more high-end stores than Baton Rouge while still providing the high-end stores that Baton Rouge actually can sustain.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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The bolded are not true.
Much more construction, both public as well as private, is going on in New Orleans versus Baton Rouge, also New Orleans has more high-end stores than Baton Rouge while still providing the high-end stores that Baton Rouge actually can sustain.
Sure, New Orleans has more high-end stores (e.g. Saks) but not by much. And how is NO cleaner than Baton Rouge? In terms of tap water quality, Baton Rouge has the second cleanest water in the nation. As for recycling, NO did not even have curbside recycling until recently. There have been plenty of stores that built their first locations in BR and then moved to NO (anthropologie, trader joe's (no news that it will be moving to NO anytime soon), apple).

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Old 07-20-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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Sure, New Orleans has more high-end stores (e.g. Saks) but not by much. And how is NO cleaner than Baton Rouge? In terms of tap water quality, Baton Rouge has the second cleanest water in the nation. As for recycling, NO did not even have curbside recycling until recently. There have been plenty of stores that built their first locations in BR and then moved to NO (anthropologie, trader joe's (no news that it will be moving to NO anytime soon), apple).
I agree. A large part of New Orleans is dumpy. There are obviously nice places in New Orleans but much of the area is dirty. Baton Rouge has plenty of black eyes as well. Southeast Baton Rouge is my favorite part of the city and that part of town has a much larger area of cleanliness than does New Orleans proper. Now New Orleans does have benefits Baton Rouge does not, but cleanliness is not one of them in my opinion.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Sure, New Orleans has more high-end stores (e.g. Saks) but not by much. And how is NO cleaner than Baton Rouge? In terms of tap water quality, Baton Rouge has the second cleanest water in the nation. As for recycling, NO did not even have curbside recycling until recently. There have been plenty of stores that built their first locations in BR and then moved to NO (anthropologie, trader joe's (no news that it will be moving to NO anytime soon), apple).
curbside recycling was suspended after the storm.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Wanted to also add that BR has a better park system. Even the Times Picayune admits that:
Baton Rouge parks are considered a national model | NOLA.com.

In one of the more recent Consumer Reports issues (I believe either June or July), BR General, was ranked as the best hospital in terms of quality in the state.

annie_himself, let's just agree to disagree.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Sure, New Orleans has more high-end stores (e.g. Saks) but not by much. And how is NO cleaner than Baton Rouge? In terms of tap water quality, Baton Rouge has the second cleanest water in the nation. As for recycling, NO did not even have curbside recycling until recently. There have been plenty of stores that built their first locations in BR and then moved to NO (anthropologie, trader joe's (no news that it will be moving to NO anytime soon), apple).
I wasn't thinking of water quality or recycling. I meant cleanliness of the city and it's appearance. Which both are good and bad. Parts of New Orleans are absolutely beautiful and clean, some are run-down, same for Baton Rouge. New Orleans gives a great deal of it time to the tourists, and many of those areas are very clean (minus the trash that comes with pedestrian activity).
The shopping experience in New Orleans is also better, as you can actually window shop around the city rather than drive from parking lot to parking lot debating whether you want to get out the car or not.

Agree to disagree.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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Wanted to also add that BR has a better park system. Even the Times Picayune admits that:
Baton Rouge parks are considered a national model | NOLA.com.

In one of the more recent Consumer Reports issues (I believe either June or July), BR General, was ranked as the best hospital in terms of quality in the state.

annie_himself, let's just agree to disagree.
BR has a great recreation system. NORD was considered a model in the 50s, and there have been big efforts to restore it to its former glory. There's a public park across the street from me that was just redone within the last few months, and it's amazing to see how much use it's getting.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Baton Rouge and Austin also have similarities:
College town
Cleaner and "newer" environment than NO
Better shopping (Perkins Rowe, Mall of LA, Towne Center, Trader Joe's, etc.)
Both are capitals of their respective state

Each to his or her own opinion.

*Forgot to add that from your description, it sounds more like NO is more similar to Houston/Atlanta.
Being a college town, state capital, and "newer" city are things that baton rouge and austin have in common but that's about it. The residents of both cities are entirely different.

BR does not in any way have better shopping than NOLA. You are just naming the shopping centers. New Orleans has Magazine Street, a 6 mile long street with local boutiques, vintage stores, antique stores etc. The French Quarter: lots and lots of stores no need to go further. Canal Place: Saks, Brooks Brothers, Michael Kors, and more. Not to mention long mainstays of luxury shopping in New Orleans like Royal Street with its art galleries (one of the most expensive shopping streets in the country), Adler's (very fine jewelry), Rubernstein's (both of these last stores are ON canal street. Not to mention the various other shopping corridors in the city: Oak street, the warehouse district, harrison avenue in lakeview. Not to mention the retail in Metairie and Jefferson Parish.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Being a college town, state capital, and "newer" city are things that baton rouge and austin have in common but that's about it. The residents of both cities are entirely different.

BR does not in any way have better shopping than NOLA. You are just naming the shopping centers. New Orleans has Magazine Street, a 6 mile long street with local boutiques, vintage stores, antique stores etc. The French Quarter: lots and lots of stores no need to go further. Canal Place: Saks, Brooks Brothers, Michael Kors, and more. Not to mention long mainstays of luxury shopping in New Orleans like Royal Street with its art galleries (one of the most expensive shopping streets in the country), Adler's (very fine jewelry), Rubernstein's (both of these last stores are ON canal street. Not to mention the various other shopping corridors in the city: Oak street, the warehouse district, harrison avenue in lakeview. Not to mention the retail in Metairie and Jefferson Parish.
Agree to disagree buddy!
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