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Old 10-18-2011, 08:22 AM
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Hi All, I used to live in NOLA, my family and I had to move after Katrina. We will be back in town in a few weeks for a wedding. We will be spending a lot of time in the FQ. I recently read that an optometrist was murdered in the FQ. I don't remember it being that unsafe. Have things changed? Thanks for your input.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:40 AM
Location: Denver
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Not that I know of. Iberville is still there but I don't think its anymore dangerous than pre-K, possibly even less dangerous.
Overall not dangerous, since you're a native you should be just dandy.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:32 AM
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Walking alone in a quiet area late at night has never been advisable here as I'm sure you know. As far as news reports go, it seems that's what this guy was doing. I personally think the Quarter is still safer than before Katrina. Stay with others and don't wander around alone, especially after too much to drink and late at night. I'm sure you knew the "bad" areas before - They're still pretty much the same.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:44 AM
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Stay east of Canal and west of Esplanade...and well south of I-10 and the nearby graveyards and you should be fine most hours of the day or night.

Bourbon street can be rowdy as you probably already know, but what kind of idiot goes to the FQ and stays on Bourbon?

Then again, I lived in Algiers in the early 70's, so the FQ seems relatively MUCH safer to me.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:46 AM
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This is for a wedding?...then I assume you will have some people from out of town? They may not be nearly as aware as you are, and yes I would pass on to them some basic tips on navigating the quarter when it gets late. No need to scare people but you can drastically lower someones risk with just a little bit of local knowledge. Aside from that...enjoy. The quarter is a great place for a wedding.
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