Aux armes, citoyens!

This is an emergency NOLAscape. First, let’s watch a reminder that there are some bigger issues than the threat to New Orleans by misguided fundamentalist Residentialists, and the some of crazy terror-mongering stuff about Syrians and refugees:   I am pretty sure I got something wrong in “Will the real preservationist please stand up?” I said Meg Lousteau’s Continue reading Aux armes, citoyens!

Will the real preservationist please stand up?

Correction. In “Parking is such sweet sorrow,” I said that resident parking permits were $80 a year. Matthew Rufo, Latrobe’s parking adviser, corrected me. There is a one-time setup charge of $40, then ongoing fees are just $30 a year. So your night-time reserved space in front of your house costs less than 58 cents a week. For such have Continue reading Will the real preservationist please stand up?

Parking is such sweet sorrow

When the wind of change blows, some build walls, others build windmills. Old Chinese proverb The superficial enthusiasms of New Orleans are Mardi Gras and other occasions to dress up and forget it; music; food – eating, celebrating chefs, bragging about our stuff. But underneath, the darker passion of your fine upstanding New Orleanian is complaining about what somebody else Continue reading Parking is such sweet sorrow