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Old 11-14-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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I'm visiting New Orleans for next week, I just want to check out your city for a bit for 4 days and 3 nights. I'm tired of my Native NYC and looking for a change, this passed year I visited Austin in TX which I really like, I checked out NC again which is ok bit bland. Next week I will be visiting New Orleans. My question is What to expect down in the big easy? How is the weather during this time? How are the women? Possiblity of me looking for a job opportunities down in the Big Easy, I have a 4 year degree in CRJ but also have experience with office admin, but also currently work for a reputable property management firm here in NYC with experience. Also if anything what are some sites and sights to see besides the infamous and overrated tourist trap that is Bourbon Street? As for violence and crime? Not really scared of that especially since I have seen some crazy stuff here in NYC but also growing up and living in an high crime area with low income persons about. Can you ladies and gentlemen help me out and give me some pointers here and their?
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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What do you like to see or do? Are you coming alone? Where are you staying?
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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What do you like to see or do? Are you coming alone? Where are you staying?
Yeah I'm coming alone, staying in the business district in a hotel called Pavillion. Again not worried about crime and safety I have street smarts. I'm surprised that the lackluster of respondents on this farm compared to other cities on this forum where information is always flying and up to date. Pretty much check and see oppurtunities which is one priority, other oppurtunities is real estate prices, nightlife, also I would like to check out the WW2 museum. Maybe take a quick walk and through the overated French Quarter. Again I never been to NOLA and this is my first time. I have even thought about renting a car and maybe visiting Mississippi which is not to far away, or even near by Baton Rouge.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I'm visiting New Orleans for next week, I just want to check out your city for a bit for 4 days and 3 nights. I'm tired of my Native NYC and looking for a change, this passed year I visited Austin in TX which I really like, I checked out NC again which is ok bit bland. Next week I will be visiting New Orleans. My question is What to expect down in the big easy? How is the weather during this time? How are the women? Possiblity of me looking for a job opportunities down in the Big Easy, I have a 4 year degree in CRJ but also have experience with office admin, but also currently work for a reputable property management firm here in NYC with experience. Also if anything what are some sites and sights to see besides the infamous and overrated tourist trap that is Bourbon Street? As for violence and crime? Not really scared of that especially since I have seen some crazy stuff here in NYC but also growing up and living in an high crime area with low income persons about. Can you ladies and gentlemen help me out and give me some pointers here and their?
I'm not sure what you mean when you ask what to expect. Be more specific. Expect in terms of what?

The weather is great this time of year. Not too cold.

Again, what do you mean "How are the women?" They're doing swell. And you?

So to you(not having ever been here), the Quarter and Bourbon are somehow "overrated". How is that possible?

Why do you keep mentioning crime? You planning on going to the ghetto or joining a gang here?

FWIW, a good rule of thumb when considering a visit or even a long-term stay in our city is to get rid of your preconceived notions and misperceptions.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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I'm not sure what you mean when you ask what to expect. Be more specific. Expect in terms of what?

The weather is great this time of year. Not too cold.

Again, what do you mean "How are the women?" They're doing swell. And you?

So to you(not having ever been here), the Quarter and Bourbon are somehow "overrated". How is that possible?

Why do you keep mentioning crime? You planning on going to the ghetto or joining a gang here?

FWIW, a good rule of thumb when considering a visit or even a long-term stay in our city is to get rid of your preconceived notions and misperceptions.
I don't have misconceptions or prejudged notions, and if I do I'm trying to shake that off and go in stride foot by foot. As for crime, I hear that their is a lot of crime in the area and it is worry some, not worrisome for me but for people I know they hear plenty of that is bad with New Orleans, and again I'm not worried about that. I just want to enjoy your city, but mainly I want to seek out some opportunities out there. I know people who have visited New Orleans and they told me that their is more to see than the Quarter and Bourbon street and to be open minded and explore. Again I hope I did not offend you, if I did sorry!
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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I don't have misconceptions or prejudged notions, and if I do I'm trying to shake that off and go in stride foot by foot. As for crime, I hear that their is a lot of crime in the area and it is worry some, not worrisome for me but for people I know they hear plenty of that is bad with New Orleans, and again I'm not worried about that. I just want to enjoy your city, but mainly I want to seek out some opportunities out there. I know people who have visited New Orleans and they told me that their is more to see than the Quarter and Bourbon street and to be open minded and explore. Again I hope I did not offend you, if I did sorry!
If you're staying at La Pav, then you'll be within walking distance to the Quarter and have easy transit access to the rest of the city. I've highlighted some of the rougher areas that I would not recommend for a first time visitor.


I'm not sure what you're specifically looking for, but I'll give you a quick run down.

I would spend one night on and off Bourbon St just for the experience. There is more to the Quarter though, than those first six block of Bourbon St so feel free to wander between there and the river. The rest of your nights are better spent elsewhere. Spend another night on Frenchmen St. It's only 1 mile from your hotel.

The Marigny and Bywater are more hip/bohemian neighborhoods. Siberia, Hi Ho, Allways, Kajuns and Vaughn's are a few local hotspots with live music in the downtown area that are regularly packed with the hipster-bike-riding-twenty-something set.

The CBD/Warehouse district has a very young professional crowd. Nice bars and nice restaurants. Ampersand, Republic and the Metropolitan are the top dance night clubs in town if that's what you're looking for.

Uptown, Carrollton and Mid City can vary depending on where you are, but there is lots to do. Magazine St. has most of the bars/restaurants/shopping. There are good clusters near Josephine, Eighth, Napoleon and Octavia. I'd recommend that you take the St. Charles streetcar Uptown, walk some of the neighborhood between Magazine and St. Charles, walk some of Magazine St., then take the Magazine bus back downtown (much faster, less tourists). There's a lot of Old Money close to Audubon Park, but it gets more down to earth the further downtown you are. Very walk-able and reasonably safe. If you like beer, The Avenue Pub is the best craft beer bar in the city. Upperline is a nice semi-fancy restaurant right off St. Charles.

Carrollton is another nice area with a lot of walk-able commerce along Oak St., Maple St. and near the intersection of Carrollton and St. Charles. You'll see more undergrads here due to the proximity to Tulane and Loyola Unis. Just FYI, as of now, the St Charles streetcar is under construction and only runs from Canal St. up to Napolean Ave. from there, there's a shuttle bus to take you the rest of the way.

If you still have some time, take the Canal Streetcar out to Mid City. You can check out some of the above ground cemeteries. Metairie Cemetery is the most impressive in the city and 1 block from the end of the streetcar. Finn McCools, Twelve Mile Limit, Mid City Yacht Club are some nice off-the-beaten-path bars where you won't find many tourists.

City Park and Audubon Park are both gorgeous with centuries old live oak trees.

As far as moving here, expect to pay at least $800/month for a decent 1 br up to $1200 if you want to be in a really nice place.

If you need more specific info, please let us know.

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Old 11-15-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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If you're staying at La Pav, then you'll be within walking distance to the Quarter and have easy transit access to the rest of the city. I've highlighted some of the rougher areas that I would not recommend for a first time visitor.


I'm not sure what you're specifically looking for, but I'll give you a quick run down.

I would spend one night on and off Bourbon St just for the experience. There is more to the Quarter though, than those first six block of Bourbon St so feel free to wander between there and the river. The rest of your nights are better spent elsewhere. Spend another night on Frenchmen St. It's only 1 mile from your hotel.

The Marigny and Bywater are more hip/bohemian neighborhoods. Siberia, Hi Ho, Allways, Kajuns and Vaughn's are a few local hotspots with live music in the downtown area that are regularly packed with the hipster-bike-riding-twenty-something set.

The CBD/Warehouse district has a very young professional crowd. Nice bars and nice restaurants. Ampersand, Republic and the Metropolitan are the top dance night clubs in town if that's what you're looking for.
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Uptown, Carrollton and Mid City can vary depending on where you are, but there is lots to do. Magazine St. has most of the bars/restaurants/shopping. There are good clusters near Josephine, Eighth, Napoleon and Octavia. I'd recommend that you take the St. Charles streetcar Uptown, walk some of the neighborhood between Magazine and St. Charles, walk some of Magazine St., then take the Magazine bus back downtown (much faster, less tourists). There's a lot of Old Money close to Audubon Park, but it gets more down to earth the further downtown you are. Very walk-able and reasonably safe. If you like beer, The Avenue Pub is the best craft beer bar in the city. Upperline is a nice semi-fancy restaurant right off St. Charles.

Carrollton is another nice area with a lot of walk-able commerce along Oak St., Maple St. and near the intersection of Carrollton and St. Charles. You'll see more undergrads here due to the proximity to Tulane and Loyola Unis. Just FYI, as of now, the St Charles streetcar is under construction and only runs from Canal St. up to Napolean Ave. from there, there's a shuttle bus to take you the rest of the way.

If you still have some time, take the Canal Streetcar out to Mid City. You can check out some of the above ground cemeteries. Metairie Cemetery is the most impressive in the city and 1 block from the end of the streetcar. Finn McCools, Twelve Mile Limit, Mid City Yacht Club are some nice off-the-beaten-path bars where you won't find many tourists.

City Park and Audubon Park are both gorgeous with centuries old live oak trees.

As far as moving here, expect to pay at least $800/month for a decent 1 br up to $1200 if you want to be in a really nice place.

If you need more specific info, please let us know.

See:
System Map

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-o...l#post22463381

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-o...ng-couple.html

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-o...l#post32229063
Just great NOLA has Hipsters? Im trying to escape hipsters here in NYC who ruined much of my cities authenticity and originality. Well i will avoid warehouse district. But again thank you foe this map. Surprisingly I was gonna do the same.
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Just great NOLA has Hipsters? Im trying to escape hipsters here in NYC who ruined much of my cities authenticity and originality. Well i will avoid warehouse district. But again thank you foe this map. Surprisingly I was gonna do the same.
The New Orleans hipsters are a little different to me. Nothing like ones I've encountered from all over the country. They are still very New Orleans.
I don't remember a lot of true hipsters in the Warehouse district, unless they are riding their bike around. Hipsters seem to be more Uptown and Bywater from my experience.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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A few weeks ago i did a cruise out of Port NO. The family and I spent a couple days hangin in the French quarter, Garden dist and did the WWII museum. Thats about all we had time for but it was fun.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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Hate to break it to you but there is a fair amount of hipsters in New Orleans. Again, though, they are quite different than NYC hipsters. The hipsters who move here avidly embrace the culture to the point that a geographer has named them "hyper-locals". However, gentrification of the Brooklyn sort is rapidly happening in many of the working class neighborhoods like the Bywater, Irish Channel, and Treme.

I suggest doing the French Quarter as Bourbon Street is overrated but the FQ is the heart of our city. I am a native and still love walking through Royal Street or Chartres. It is absolutely beautiful.

Definitely take the bus or streetcar to Magazine Street/Garden District. Lots of shops, restaurants, people watching.

Definitely check out the Marigny/Bywater if you're into an innovative art/food/entertainment scene.

This city really has a lot to offer. Hope you have a good time!
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