Where New Orleans - - THE GUIDE -

ALGIERS Lo­cated di­rectly across the Mis­sis­sippi River from the French Quar­ter and ac­ces­si­ble via a short ferry ride, this ar­chi­tec­turally rich neigh­bor­hood is listed on the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places. Im­mac­u­lately pre­served Greek Re­vival, Ital­ianate and Vic­to­rian homes im­part the feel of a 19th-cen­tury small town. Map 3, H8 BY­WA­TER A mix of Cre­ole cot­tages and Vic­to­rian shot­gun homes marks this tra­di­tion­ally work­ing­class neigh­bor­hood, now un­der­go­ing grad­ual gen­tri­fi­ca­tion with an in­flux of ur­ban hip­sters, a num­ber of pop­u­lar eater­ies and a grow­ing art scene. The river­front Cres­cent Park runs from By­wa­ter to the French Quar­ter. Map 1, E3

CEN­TRAL BUSI­NESS DISTRICT CBD The cen­ter of Cres­cent City com­merce, the CBD is de­fined by its main artery, Poy­dras Street, which stretches from the Mercedes-Benz Su­per­dome to the river and in­cludes the Mo­rial Con­ven­tion Cen­ter and Har­rah’s Casino. In re­cent years, the CBD has seen an ex­plo­sion of lux­ury ho­tels, as well as a con­tin­u­ing restau­rant re­nais­sance with hot spots like Restau­rant Au­gust, Cochon, Domenica and Ruth’s Chris, in ad­di­tion to the peren­ni­ally pop­u­lar Emeril’s. Map 3, B5

CEN­TRAL cor­ri­dor which fell CITY on into the deep This “lakeside” once-bustling de­cline of dur­ing St. Charles com­mer­cial the 1990s, Av­enue, is thriv­ing as Buddy again. Bolden, Home the to area le­gendary is also home mu­si­cians, to the such New and Bev­er­age Orleans Jazz Mu­seum. Mar­ket Map and 1, the D3 South­ern Food FRENCH Vieux Carré, QUAR­TER founded The in French 1718 as Quar­ter, a walled or mil­i­tary out­post, Orleans. To­day, once com­prised the district the is on en­tire the city Na­tional of New Reg­is­ter and shut­tered of His­toric Cre­ole Places, town­houses and its quaint con­tinue streets to charm. Map 3, G4 GAR­DEN est of New DISTRICT/UP­TOWN Orleans’ neigh­bor­hoods, Per­haps the the Gar­den grandDistrict is fa­mous for its stately Greek Re­vival, Gothic and Queen Anne homes sur­rounded by ex­pan­sive lawns and gar­dens. Tours of the area are avail­able. Mag­a­zine Street, a mix of up­scale and off­beat art gal­leries, cloth­ing bou­tiques and café, is a shopa­holic’s dream. Map 1, D4 LAKE­VIEW Ranch-style homes and other modern styles are the hall­mark of this pleas­ant sub­ur­ban area. A pop­u­lar res­i­den­tial shop­ping and din­ing strip runs along Har­ri­son Av­enue. Map 1, D1 LOWER 9TH WARD Nearly wiped off the map by Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina, this re­silient com­mu­nity con­tin­ues to re­build and re­pop­u­late. High­lights in­clude the Make Right Foun­da­tion de­vel­op­ment and the House of Dance and Feath­ers. Map 1, F3 MARIGNY FAUBOURG MARIGNY Named one of Amer­ica’s hippest neigh­bor­hoods by Travel + Leisure, this funky district ad­ja­cent to the French Quar­ter has a bo­hemian mix of res­i­dents, from the well-heeled to the down-at-heel, as well as in­ter­est­ing res­i­den­tial ar­chi­tec­ture. French­men Street, with its mu­sic clubs and restau­rants, is the city’s hottest nightlife des­ti­na­tion. Map 3, J4 MID  CITY Lush av­enues, shot­gun homes and the banks of Bayou St. John are all in­cluded in MidCity’s beau­ti­ful neigh­bor­hoods, ac­ces­si­ble by the Canal Street street­car. The New Orleans Mu­seum of Art, City Park and the man­sions along Es­planade Av­enue are pop­u­lar at­trac­tions. Map 1, D3 RIVER­BEND Orig­i­nally in­cor­po­rated in 1845 as Car­roll­ton, a city in its own right, this area was an­nexed by New Orleans in 1874. To­day the neigh­bor­hood is a ca­sual shop­ping and din­ing district. Oak and Maple streets are chock­ablock with bou­tiques, book­stores, restau­rants, clubs—and col­lege students. Map 1, C3 TREMÉ FAUBOURG TREMÉ The na­tion’s old­est African-Amer­i­can neigh­bor­hood is lo­cated just north of the French Quar­ter. The Tremé is home to Arm­strong Park, the Ma­halia Jack­son Theater and St. Au­gus­tine Church. Map 3, I2

WARE­HOUSE DISTRICT This “South­ern SoHo” ad­ja­cent to the Cen­tral Busi­ness District was given a facelift for the 1984 World’s Fair. It is now an arts district, known for gal­leries, mu­se­ums and lofts. High­lights in­clude the art gal­leries on Ju­lia Street, the Con­tem­po­rary Arts Cen­ter, the Na­tional World War II Mu­seum, the Louisiana Chil­dren’s Mu­seum, the Con­fed­er­ate Mu­seum and the Og­den Mu­seum of South­ern Art. Map 3, D6 WEST­BANK A drive across the Cres­cent City Con­nec­tion bridge takes vis­i­tors to the other side of the Mis­sis­sippi River. The West­bank is a col­lec­tion of sub­ur­ban res­i­den­tial and busi­ness com­muni- ties, in­clud­ing Gretna, Har­vey and West­wego. English Turn Golf Club and Tour­na­ment Play­ers Club both draw top golf tour­na­ments and PGA events. Map 1, D4

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