The Risk of Re-opening Too Quickly

May 7, 2020

I keep up on world news and have been following COVID-19 since the early days in China. As this virus has spread across the globe, the one thing that has appeared to slow the contagion from spreading like wildfire is “lockdowns.” China had a very strict lockdown in Wuhan for four months- nothing like the […]

Convention Junction, What’s Your Function?

November 1, 2018

Directors claim that to remain competitive, the Morial Convention Center needs to build an adjoining hotel, which it currently lacks. However, the board also wants to finance the hotel using a combination of incentives and tax abatements from the city, and money from the Convention Center’s fund, which in turn comes from city taxes earmarked for its coffers.

Pothole City

August 7, 2018

It’s no secret that the roads in New Orleans are in bad shape. Drive a few blocks in any direction, and you’ll come across one of the city’s famous, “car-killer” potholes. Every few weeks, a story pops up - usually something humorous about the way a local has attempted to draw the city’s attention to the problem on their street.

Coffee Culture Playing Poorly in New Orleans

August 1, 2018

Visit any of the Big Easy’s coffee shops and you’ll find a hub of activity: tourists looking for the coffee and beignets in the French Quarter, busy executives and employees in the CBD in for their morning pick-me-up, artists looking for inspiration in the afternoon, and of course, hospitality and service industry workers needing a jolt to get through their long day. New Orleans coffee shops are busier than ever. Unfortunately, the profits those shops make don’t always translate to better salaries for the hardworking shop employees.

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