Lee Circle, with the General overlooking the city, is now history.
It is rather fitting that a distasteful party was planned to mark the end of a very disturbing period in New Orleans history. Today, masked city workers removed the statue of General Robert. E. Lee, the fourth monument labeled a “nuisance” by the New Orleans City Council. It is the most prominent monument on New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s hit list. This impressive and priceless monument has been in place for 133 years in the middle of a circle, also named after Lee.
New Orleans has made all types of appearances lately.
It confederate statues are in the news, as so, its mayor, who was recently cited as a possible presidential candidate.
While the city and the rest of the country focus on the fate of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans, a sad story is being ignored. In the first four months of 2017, the murder rate has increased significantly over the previous year. According to crime researcher Jeff Asher, there were 71 murders in New Orleans through the end of April. If this trend continues, this year will be the most violent year in New Orleans since 2007.
The Collision Conference in New Orleans has evolved.
Last year, the focus was upon sports, music, venture capital, content, under the hood technologies, promotions. This year, however, add the “green industry”, Virtual and augmented realty, auto technologies and so much more.
Watch out for Collision!! Collision Conference, that is, being held in New Orleans, this May.
That's my take attending the show last year. Collision Conference is where tech collides with business and opportunities. And I must say, it just might even be better, this time coming.
One major New Orleans spring festival down and one yet left to go. by all accounts, the first one was a glowing success.
French Quarter Festivals, Inc.released this year's attendance figures that indicate that over 700,000* festival-goers enjoyed the music, food, special events, and of course, the historic French Quarter. President & CEO Emily Madero said, "Visitors came from around the world to join with locals and celebrate our incredible music, food, and culture. With roughly 1,700 local musicians, the best of New Orleans was truly on display all four days."
Great timing, referenced Michael Hecht in his email this morning promoting more good news. Hecht is president of GNO Inc, the Economic Development organization representing New Orleans, the River Parishes.
The publication Smart Asset rates the city--first in tech jobs growth and fifth in "Tech for Women".
Why great timing?
Today is the last day of Entrepreneurship Week. In less than two months, a major technology event hosted by New Orleans named Collision Conference.
Another year, another record or two for New Orleans tourism.
According to statistics released today, 2016 was a banner year for the city, which has been on a roll since the Hurricane Katrina devastation.
One of the major developments over the past decade, or so, particularly after Hurricane Katrina has been the redevelopment of New Orleans' signature avenues, known as Canal Street, right on the edge of the downtown section of one of the nation's oldest communities.