Prior to COVID-19, 80,000 to 100,000 jobs in New Orleans were in tourism, a $9 billion industry annually for the city. COVID-19 has decimated this industry in New Orleans by 90%, leaving many living on the brink of or in total poverty. Andrew Ward, an adjunct professor in the Tulane Department… (click title to read more)


The John McDonogh statue in front of Gallier Hall in New Orleans was found knocked off of its pedestal early Friday. This is the second time in about a month that a statue of McDonogh has been taken down in the city.

McDonogh, a real estate and shipping magnate who left most of his… (click title to read more)

Office of the Mayor

The Cantrell Administration is prioritizing quality of life issues. In New Orleans East that means exploring the feasibility of re-opening Lincoln Beach to recreation. The City is in the early stages of a study which is assessing the current conditions of the beach to determine the kind of… (click title to read more)


Besides Tuesday's cold damp weather, there was another reason not to bring your little ones to Fleur de Lis Park in New Orleans.

"I have two children and they won't be coming out here today," Wendy Kilburn said.

The Lakeview mom got an eyeful as she walked her dog in the park.… (click title to read more)

The Lens

In a stunning example of “planning by surprise,” New Orleanians who visit our world-famous waterfront are witnessing the construction of a new, unsightly docking facility by a private, commercial enterprise that will permanently mar one of the best vantage points of the Mississippi River. … (click title to read more)

City Business

Parkway Partners, a nonprofit organization that has maintained green spaces in New Orleans, is ending its services and programs.

The group has two final urban canopy projects in partnership with the city’s Department of Parks and Parkways. It will provide trees for planting along two… (click title to read more)


When Nadiyah Taylor and her husband, Benny Dominach, walked into the bright pink double house on Seventh Street in Central City, they knew it was the one. They signed the papers in August 2018. Taylor gave birth to a baby boy two days later.

“It’s perfect,” she remembers thinking. “It’s… (click title to read more)

The National Park Service on Wednesday (Aug. 8) said it's turning over control of buildings it leased at Armstrong Park to the city, ending an arrangement that had been in place since 1999.

A National Park Service release said it has relinquished control of four key buildings:… (click title to read more)


The statue sat up on the 60 foot column for nearly 140 years, but now two years after being taken down, many people are wondering if anything will ever replace it and if the name of the circle will every change.

2 years after Lee Circle statue came down, is there a plan? Two years ago… (click title to read more)


On Tuesday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell floated the idea of turning the blighted Municipal Auditorium in Armstrong Park into the new City Hall.

Cantrell made the off-the-cuff comment at a Bureau for a Governmental Research Breakfast, but her office has refused to answer WDSU’s questions about… (click title to read more)