But when she left she confessed to me what she’d known all along. “Even the popsicle stands are from 1910.” Point taken.Sure, in some ways, New Orleans needs to look forward.
She was the only girl who would go into the circle while the boys did “the alligator,” an infamous Louisiana dance move meant to impersonate the swamp creature, as well as illicit bedroom activities.
How do we build a modern city that honors its traditions, its unwieldy streets, its gridless plan?
How do we make ourselves inviting to newcomers and protect those who have always called this home?
But the Treasure Chest gives us a few hours each Sunday to stick our heads deep in the past, and not come out until last call.
s I left the gym to go to work, I opened my phone and tapped a little red notification dot.