NolaVie Presents : French Quarter

Viewpoint: In defense of tourism

French Quarter souvenir shops: One owner argues they serve an important purpose.

For three decades, my family and our shops in the French Quarter have survived recessions, natural disasters, crime waves, and Hurricane Katrina. But we may not survive the current assault on retailers that happen to sell T-shirts, gifts, and souvenirs in the French Quarter. Read More »

Instajournal: Play that funky music


On Jan. 17, there will be a public meeting at City Hall at noon on the City Council's proposed new noise ordinance, also known as ‘The Seven Essentials Plan." If  passed, it will lower the legal limit for public ... Read More »

Will locals ride the big red bus?

Balcony-eye views from up top

At this time of year, the city's big red buses are cruising the streets in holiday finery by day -- and by night. A new Holiday Lights tour includes stops at the Angelhair lobby and Fulton Mall. For the occasion, we're reposting our story about the hop-on hop-off buses when they first came to town a year ago. Read More »

Instajournal: Delirium on Decatur Street

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Mild November weather. Streaks of blue here and there. Nice Saturday morning to stroll the French Quarter, before the clouds roll in. Or so you thought. Until ... What's this? The PEOPLE. The line strings along Decatur, from ... Read More »

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