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Old 10-28-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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Google maps, hey, that's a great idea! Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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When perusing Google, notice the street names, in particular the first letter of each street. Alot of streets adjacent to one another have names that start with "A", "b", etc...This is how Terrytowners partition off the neighborhood and give direction to other Terrytowners in the neighborhood. Go to the "A" section, "B" section, etc....

Terrytown's boundary is flanked by part of the Westbbank Expressway (US90), Terry Parkway leading into and runs all the way down Holmes Blvd, Behrman Hwy, Belle CHasse HWY, & WHitney Ave. From looking at the map, it is therefore a very small community, wedged in between Algiers and Gretna.

Oakwood Shopping center is the community town square, and like alot of town squares, it comes alive during the Christmas holidays, where Terrytowners go to hang out and meet old faces during the holidays. Cafe Du Monde has a satellite coffee shop inside the mall, so there's no need to cross the bridge, fight the traffic into the Vieux Carre for that Biegnet & cafe au'let fix. DiMartino's Delicatessen on Carol Sue is to die for. They've been in business since 1974...their specialty are the po'boys with french bread and muffelatas that's toasted up....a Terrytown original. The neighborhood library is across the Terrytown playgrounds, two popular public places to hang out.

Christ the King is not only a Catholic church but also a parochial school for K-5th. Once a yr, Christ the King would do a weekend fundraiser fair with booths and food. This brings in the whole community together. For Public schools, there's Terrytown elementary and Livaudais Middle school. Supporting the community are the myriad of private businesses like music school & lessons, Karate, Gyms, Day Care, Defensive Driviing, Bicycle & Lawn equipment repair, Tax accountants, lawyers, Family Dentistry, Optometrists, Hair & nail salons to name a few.

At night time, the Roaring 20's and the Suburban Club are a few of a small handful of nightclubs that's been in existence since the late 70's. THere's Daquiri's and the A&P with its well stocked liquor shelves. THe Mardi Gras parades pass through Carol Sue and Terry Parkway, and these neighborhood parades are great opportunities for getting your neighbors out to meet and greet, and the night parades, as with all night parades throughout the city, brings out teenagers by the gazillions. Through tradition, the "a" section, "b"..."h" & "g" sections typically have neighborhood crawfish boils and parties at certain times of the year, but it's during the two weeks leading into Mardi Gras that these neighborhood parties really come to life.

After the levees broke, Terrytown was poised to support the rebuilding of the 9th ward & Lakeshore because of its close proximity and sound infrastructure. Demolition and construction crews that came flocking to NO were able to travel to/from work within 15 minutes from where they sleep, eat, relax, party, and maintain a comfortable living standard while being temporarily sheltered in Terrytown, Gretna, and Algiers. Lots of money poured into this sleepy subdivision. Terrytown today is more vibrant than ever. IT's one of the best kept secrets out there

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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When I lived in New Orleans in the late 70s and early 80s, ......
you didn't by chance lived on Dunbar Place and the daughter of a preacher?
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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Before I moved Uptown I lived right behind Boudreaux Elementary off of Behrman Highway. It's a nice place to raise a family.

I suppose it is typical suburbia of New Orleans although I'm not sure anything is typical about New Orleans anyway.


Any Christ The King alums?
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Terrytown will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in March of 2010. For all of those that replied to the question are welcome to attend next year.
I read good descriptions of Terrytown in the messages above. It was built between 1961 and 1970ish. Homes reflect that style and were designed for people moving out of New Orleans. Terrytown is right across from the Mississippi River from the city of New Orleans. It provides affordable living and starter homes for young families within a "bedroom community". There are many families still living there since the 60s. It has seen alot of residents moving out of town since Hurricane Katrina.
Terrytown will have a website soon and has just started a Facebook Group. You can find it under Terrytown Civic Association. Pleae join and become a Fan if you are a Facebook user.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Neighbors all know your name and your Mom and Dad. Yes, there is crime, small 60's homes badly remodeled, and lots of cracks in the sidewalks and streets. But just people trying to raise happy kids at low income levels. The East vs. West bank thing is pretty much just old guff now. A place to have a little house and a little boat.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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People on the Eastbank just don't look at anything on the Westbank in a positive light even though there are areas on the Westbank that are nicer than those on the Eastbank, while the people on the Westbank tend to think of it as the Bestbank. When I lived on the eastbank I always heard things like "We let 'em think its the best bank so they'll stay over there".

But as far as Terrytown I think that it's an ok place. Nothing special, but definately not one of the bad spots. Maybe you should look at the area with the google maps streetview to get a better idea.
God put the river there for a reason!
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