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  • The French Quarter

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    _"I dreamed of New Orleans. Not the New Orleans of today, but the city where Hippolyte and I had been young patrolmen in a cruiser, …

  • The Arts District

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    This vital little area began as a pocket of the greater [[The Central Business District | Central Business District]], but …

  • Bywater

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    The district of Bywater, so named because it’s “by the water,” sits nestled against the Mississippi on the eastern edge of the downtown …

  • The Central Business District

    _"The American Quarter--or the Central Business District, as the kine have long since called it--is my domain, but it is not my home. Notwithstanding its museums and arts centers, I find it a drab and lifeless place little …

  • Esplanade Ridge

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    Like St. Charles Avenue in Uptown, Esplanade Ridge is a long, prettified residential concourse with a “neutral ground” (a New Orleans colloquialism indicating a …

  • The Garden District

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    One can hardly do better (or worse, depending on who you ask) for expensive havens than the Garden District. Like the [[The French Quarter | French …

  • The Lower Garden District

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    At one time, the Lower Garden District of New Orleans was one of the most elegant suburbs in the nation. Its many tree- …

  • Mid-City

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  • Riverbend

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    On the far, west end of Uptown sits a district known broadly as Riverbend, due to the the fact that it encompasses the territory that lies on the edge of where …

  • The Tremé District

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    One of the smallest and oldest districts in the city is also one of the most run-down and nearly derelict come the modern nights. The area …

  • Beyond the City

    _“Why in sweet Jesus’ green earth would you want to leave New Orleans? Have you seen what’s out there? I mean beyond white-washed suburbia, beyond the parish line. It's thousands of square miles of sweltering, gator-infested …

  • Bayou Saint John

    _"Shit. That's Bayou Saint John." "What about it?" "Anyone who goes in dies, by the Prince's law. No explanation. Just that if you go in, you die." "That seems like a rather important piece of information to leave off the …

  • The Cabildo

    [[File:512620 | class=media-item-align-none | Cabildo.jpeg]] The Cabildo was the seat of colonial government in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is now a museum. The Cabildo is located along Jackson Square, adjacent to St. Louis Cathedral. The original …

  • The Presbytère

    [[File:512640 | class=media-item-align-none | 800px-Presbytere9JulyA.jpg]] The Presbytère, originally called the Casa Curial (Ecclesiastical House), derives its name from the fact that it was built on the former site of the residence, or presbytére, …

  • Old Absinthe House

    bq). “EVERYONE YOU HAVE KNOWN OR EVER WILL KNOW, EVENTUALLY ENDS UP AT THE OLD ABSINTHE HOUSE” - The House's motto [[File:512676 | class=media-item-align-none | new-orleans-absinthe-68.jpg]] [[File:512678 | class=media-item-align-none | …

  • Danny's

    [[File:519788 | class=media-item-align-center | Dannys04_filterRESIZE.png]] Danny's lies on the edge of Mid-City, close to the Uptown area. The bar opened in 2001 and quickly became a hotspot for local bikers and gangs, particularly the Halfways. …

  • Perdido House

    _"I can't imagine that some hunters don't know about Perdido House, but that's not exactly the kind of place that anyone short of an army could attack."_ --[[:caroline-malveaux | Caroline Malveaux ]] _"The reality is that …

  • Algiers

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    Algiers is one of the oldest wards of the Big Easy, and in the present day, it is one of the worst. Homicide statistics mark the almost entirely …

  • Central City

    h2. *Kindred Residents (4)* _____________________________________ * [[Alexander Wright]] (11th-generation Brujah/Lancea et Sanctum, e. late 20th century) * [[Deon LaCroix]] (12th-generation Brujah/Lancea et Sanctum, e. early 21st century) * [[ …

  • Lakeview

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    Lakeview is an affluent neighborhood snug against the south side of Lake Pontchartrain. Unlike much of New Orleans, whites predominate the area and have …

  • Cemeteries of Canal Street

    [[File:532527 | class=media-item-align-center | tombstones.jpg]] Once the outermost edge of the Crescent City, the intersection of Canal Street and City Park Avenue now stands as the axis for a sea of cemeteries. Thirteen in all, these graveyards …

  • Hotel Monteleone

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    It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone. This venerable New Orleans hotel sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street and …

  • Big Chief Chopped BBQ

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    Located along the south-bound side of Route 11, just northeast of Lake Pontchartrain, a sagging line of telephone poles and slash pines frame an informal …

  • The Corner Club

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    The Corner Club is a private club has the distinction of being one of the few in the Big Easy that doesn't cater to tourists seeking a cheap thrill. It doesn't …

  • Boggs Plantation

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    _"How the hell you'd get all this?"_ ‬ --Micheal Kelly upon first seeing the Boggs’ plantation

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    _"Fore I been dead, I haint 'ave a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out off. But …

  • The Spirit World

    [[File:725500 | class=media-item-align-left | Spirit11.jpg]] _The air is a tangle of scents._ _Metal. Rust. Asphalt. Blood. Vomit. Ozone. All woven together by the smell of the Shadow--the scent unlike anything of the flesh …

  • Bywater Country Club

    With a pedigree as long as most Ventrue's, and a record twice as detailed and documented, the Bywater Country Club was built as a home in 1884 to one Anne Mcavoy and her husband George B Canby. Afterwards, the property changed …

  • Washington Parish

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    _"That the Parish of St. Tammany shall be divided by a line running east and west, beginning at David Robertson's on the Tangipahoa, thence a direct line to …

  • Abita Springs

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    Inhabited by a succession of indigenous tribes for over two millennia, the region around Abita Springs became renowned for its medicinal springs as well as …

  • The Giani Building

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    Originally designed by New Orleans native architects Thomas Sully and Theodore Toledano, and built in 1889, the Giani Building …