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Old 10-12-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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That's really sad! Yes, of course Katrina didn't help much either. I hope the city can rebuild and eliminate the crime. I didn't realize how bad it was until now.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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Lived in Chicago for years. Moved to Metarie (pre-Katrina) and and moved back to Chicago (also Pre-Katrina). I worked in Midcity when I lived there, around Broad and Canal. Lived right off the end of the Causeway Bridge. I enjoyed many things about New Orleans and have visited since I moved back. I don't have to get into all of the wonderful and unique things the city offers. But sadly, for me, the cons began to outweigh the pros. I can't expect NOLA to have the big ctiy vibe that Chicago does, but it was one thing that I missed a alot. I hope NOLA can be what it was before. Katrina was such a tragedy and I wish it received more news coverage. The city still has a long way to go.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Lived in Chicago for years. Moved to Metarie (pre-Katrina) and and moved back to Chicago (also Pre-Katrina). I worked in Midcity when I lived there, around Broad and Canal. Lived right off the end of the Causeway Bridge. I enjoyed many things about New Orleans and have visited since I moved back. I don't have to get into all of the wonderful and unique things the city offers. But sadly, for me, the cons began to outweigh the pros. I can't expect NOLA to have the big ctiy vibe that Chicago does, but it was one thing that I missed a alot. I hope NOLA can be what it was before. Katrina was such a tragedy and I wish it received more news coverage. The city still has a long way to go.
We have made strides and we're moving forward, but, we have more work to do. We're around 350,000 in the city now, so, I'm with the group that thinks we'll be around 400,000 for the 2010 census. Some say more, but, I'll stick with the more conservative estimates.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Here
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Katrina was such a tragedy and I wish it received more news coverage.
You've got to be kidding!
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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We live uptown and our neighborhood is awful.
I think our personal situation has a lot to do with it but we'll see.
I'm not kidding when I'm completely confident that at some point gunshots will ring out on my block and it sucks to say I live on the corner where they'll likely happen.
I think the locals have noticed that we're calling the cops and asking for ride throughs.
As an act of GET OF MY STOOP and my corner is hopefully NOT going to turn into some kind of retaliatory issue.

I have moments where I really enjoy the cultural gifts but there is total give and take with this.
I'm considering "going on tour" for a while, just living in a place for a year or so and moving on.
I think it would be pretty cool to live in a few places before I settle back down up North.
27 with no ties aside from a lease and a cell bill isn't too bad.
Now, if I can just get this book put out, I'll be doing EVEN better.

i'm 31 with no ties and work for at&t but i'm at the beginning of uptown so i do hear some crazy things at night but that was the same in birmingham when i lived there.

however i'm enjoying my stay so far. i think of it as an adventure. and if at&t centralizes again i might move again for another adventure. i'm thinking austin to be my next place. when i do move i will miss this place. it's not the same since i was here a lot when i was a kid but it still has that charm and the people i've met so far are lovely.

good luck on the book publishing!
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