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How much does a dancer make on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana?

Im trying to make quick money and this is the only way I know how. But just how much money a night would I be taking home?

depends on the tips and what’s in town.

if it’s really slow you could end up with zip, if it’s a big party crowd sky is the limit.

but be aware it’s a tough job and not for the faint of heart.

how are your feet? you’ll be on them a lot


Barack Obama in New Orleans, LA

Barack addressed a crowd of 3,500 supporters at Tulane University on February 7, 2008.

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Napoleon House – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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TripAdvisor™ TripWow Napoleon House New Orleans to New Orleans by TravelPod Attractions.

Title: Napoleon House New Orleans

Cities visited on this trip:
– New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Photos in this video:
“Mario – Napoleon House”
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans”
by TravelPod member chris-barbara

“Napoleon house rest.”
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans 3rd day”
by TravelPod member lagalag1

“Napoleon House #1″
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans, Louisiana”
by TravelPod member lukeroyle

“Napoleon House #2″
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans, Louisiana”
by TravelPod member lukeroyle

“Napoleon House #3″
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans, Louisiana”
by TravelPod member lukeroyle

“Napoleon House”
from a blog entry titled “hanging out in NOLA”
by TravelPod member stephtodd

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If the Iberville housing development is ever razed, do you think they should rebuild Storyville?

Anyone who lives in the Nola area should know about Storyville. if not, look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storyville

There would be tremendous opposition from the existing downtown merchants to building a new "entertainment district" on the site of the Iberville, and particularly from the ones in the French Quarter. That doesn’t mean they want the Iberville to continue as it currently is, but wouldn’t want the direct competition.

Note that the city considered locating the Arena (the basketball dome next to the Superdome) on the site, but it ended up in its current location because construction costs were much less as the Superdome’s air-conditioning system could be co-used by the Arena.

The city also wanted to sell the Iberville to a developer in 1982. The complex would have been renovated and sold as condos. The city would have earned enough from the sale to make a "profit" after paying to relocate the residents. HUD said no because the city would not own the property "free & clear" until 1989 – 50 year bonds were used to build it in 1939. By 1989 the oil industry depression ended the interest in converting the property. There are reports the buildings are no longer salvageable, but I don’t actually know. Certainly they have not had a major renovation in the 60 years since they were built.


What to do in New Orleans? Metairie safe & close to French-Q?

I am going during the Essence music festival. If you are from N.O. or have visited please give me your opinion on the best resturants, ferries boats, bars, club, attractions, etc. Don’t forget a safe place to stay and parking advice thanks!

Metairie is NOT close to the French Quarte – it is a mostly middle class suburb to the west of the city. Metairie was damaged by Katrina but did not suffer the really extensive flooding that devastated New Orleans so it has almost fully recovered.

Katrina flooded about 80% of New Orleans with salt water, and the water stayed for almost a month. Much of the city is still struggling to recover and all you have to do to see devastation is drive around. It will take years for NOLA to fully recover from Katrina.

However, the parts of the city that tourists usually visit were not flooded. It’s not a coincidence – the French Quarter and other old parts of the city were built on relatively high ground and only suffered wind damage from Katrina. Almost all of the damage has been repaired and you have to look closely in the FQ or city center to see that Katrina happened at all.

If you drive or rent a car, put your car in a lot or garage and leave it there unless you are traveling away from downtown. You don’t need a car to get around in the French Quarter, Central Business District, or Warehouse District. Also, the parking regulations are Byzantine and there are lots of "parking control agents".

The regional transit authority (www.norta.com) sells 1 and 3 day passes that offer unlimited use of buses and streetcars for the day(s) you select.

There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music.

Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums. Most of them charge admission but some are free (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions).

Assuming the weather is nice, you can collect a sandwich lunch and eat in the riverfront park (watch the shipping) or in Jackson Square (a very nice park).

The Riverwalk shopping center has a food court with dining overlooking the river (www.riverwalkmarketplace.com)…

Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn’t miss having cafe au lait & beignets (www.cafedumonde.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d’Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food other than pastry.

There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the "foot" of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide.

The Aquarium and Audubon Zoo are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. There is a shuttle boat (not free) between the Aquarium (which is next to the French Quarter) and the Zoo (which is several miles away). You can also drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.

New Orleans is home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum (www.ddaymuseum.org) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (www.noma.org). Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter and NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking if you choose to drive there…

Crime tends to become a topic in questions about New Orleans. Use the same common sense you need in every major city in the world and there is little chance you will be a victim of anything except a need to visit the gym: Pay attention to your surroundings. Stay away from anywhere dark & deserted. Pay attention to your feelings – if anyone or anywhere gives you a bad feeling, leave the area. Don’t leave something like a camera-bag or backpack unattended on a park bench while you wander off to take photos. Etc.

Hope you have a good visit!


Travel to New Orleans

You know about Mardi Gras, the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, but there’s so much more to learn. Find out more about life with http://www.WatchMojo.com in the Big Easy: New Orleans.

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New Orleans’s Landrieu Discusses Deepwater Drilling: Video

June 24 (Bloomberg) — New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu talks about the U.S. government’s moratorium on deepwater drilling.
A federal judge denied a request by the government to delay an order that allows drilling to resume. (This is an excerpt of the full interview. Source: Bloomberg)

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What can we do on our vacation to Louisiana (other than visit plantations & the French Quarter)?

We’ve already been to many of the plantations & to the French Quarter several times. My husband’s family is Cajun & they live there, but I like to do at least one fun, touristy thing each time we go. What else is cool to see & do in Louisiana?

i know the aquarium of the americans is there..i havent been there since i was little so i dont know about price or anything


Where can I mail something from in the French Quarter?

I need to have some pieces of mail sent out from New Orleans while I’m in the French Quarter. Does anyone know if there’s a USPS mail drop box inside the French Quarter or close to it?

The Loyola St. station is a good bet. If you’re staying at a hotel, check w/ the consierge. They may just send out your mail with theirs. There is a ‘postal’ store on the corner of Bourbon & either Dumaine or St. Philip. I went there back in ’08 when I was staying in NOLA. Good luck!


Have You Ever Went To A Mardi Gras Parade?

Where and how was it?

I’ve been to many, my whole life(NOLA) and I’ve never seen girls flash lol. That is such a tourist thing.
If no, would you want to?

nope i hear they are really fun~!


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