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New Orleans Today

As much as people here would like to move on, there's no getting around Hurricane Katrina—which not only devastated New Orleans, but also reshaped the rest of the world's perception of the city. The good news for visitors is that virtually all of the attractions that make it such a fun place to be, including the famous French Quarter, are intact. Downtown is buzzing during the day, music pours from clubs every night, and the indomitable spirit and easy manner of the city's residents still make even the most jaded visitor feel welcome.Today's New Orleans… is still in recovery mode. Five years after Katrina hit the city, the areas where tourists tend to wander—downtown, the riverfront, the French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, the Warehouse District, and the Garden District/Uptown—all show little outward sign of the storm's devastating floods. But predominantly residential areas like East New Orleans, Lakeside, and the Ninth Ward are still visibly struggling to recover. Recent statistics ind...

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