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What do you like most about New Orleans?

What do you like most about New Orleans?  

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  1. 1. What do you like most about New Orleans?

    • The History
      6
    • The Food
      2
    • The People
      2
    • The Shopping(Suburbs)
      0
    • The Neighborhoods/Areas(French Quarter,Garden District, etc..)
      4
    • The Streetcars
      1
    • The Nightlife(Bourbon Street,The Clubs,Partying etc..)
      2
    • The Gambling(Harrahs Casino,Riverboat Casinos)
      0
    • I Dont Like New Orleans
      0


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I was just curious to see what people who came here liked most about New Orleans. I know people who came here just for Harrahs Casino, and others who came just to see the history of the city.

So what do you like most about New Orleans?

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I don't live in New Orleans, but I was born there and have been back more times than I could count.

There's a Jim Jarmusch film entitled "Down By Law" which is set mostly in New Orleans, but, like most films about New Orleans, it embellishes on stereotypes about the city.

Anyway, there is a DVD extra where he discusses different aspects of the film, one of which was his desire to set the film in New Orleans.

I only mention this, because I think his response was very prolific: New Orleans is one of only two cities in the US (the other being NYC, according to him) where it's like the city is its own, separate country. New Orleans has distinct food, language, accents and a broad mix of cultures that makes it unique from every other city. Being there, you also don't tend to feel like you're in the US anymore.

My favorite part of NO is the neighborhoods. I've always liked the area east of Audubon Park. My uncle used to live near Saint Charles and Jefferson and I like that area as well. The Garden District was much more interesting a few years ago before all of the gentrification, and the Quarter has always been too touristy for me.

I don't know that I'd ever live in New Orleans though. I think I'd like the city, but I've vowed never to live on the Gulf Coast again.

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Neighborhoods I guess would be first, but the culture, history, and food all would be right up there. In reality its a combination of all those that make, and any other city great. The unique aspects of all those things found in New Orleans only though, is what makes it stand out in comparison to other cities.

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My vote was for the food. While the architecture and culture are undeniably unique, the food always brings me back to the Crescent City. It was a tough choice, though.

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To me, New Orleans is its own city. It doesn't try to be any other place. Two of the most successful mainstream rap groups have come out of N.O.: No Limit and Cash Money. But first and foremost, the history. You could take a field trip to New Orleans and get a thorough history lesson, while at the same time eat some of that good N.O. cookin'. :shades:

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Nothing against the cuisine or anything, but I love New Orleans for its history.

The history has always been a major New Orleans favorite of mine. There isn't a single aspect of it that isn't interesting, IMO.

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The best part about New Orleans is that all of the above apply. Nowhere else in America does one find a mixture of so many great qualities.

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For me, it's the food and the history.

It was such a MAJOR, MAJOR city a couple hundred years ago, and one feels that historic grandeur

when walking along its streets and through its better neighborhoods.

New Orleans has has a tremendous influence on other cities, whether it is through the

popularization of "Mardi Gras" or the restaurant culture. The old cemetery in my city's

downtown has raised graves that were imported from New Orleans a couple hundred years ago.

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It was such a MAJOR, MAJOR city a couple hundred years ago, and one feels that historic grandeur

when walking along its streets and through its better neighborhoods.

Yea, it's always been a major city to America and will continue to be one after Katrina, but it's pretty amazing to me just how major and important it was to not only the U.S. but to many parts of Europe and South America as well. You could compare it's importance and dominance back then to cities like London, New York, Hong Kong, and many others nowadays.

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