New Orleans isn't the #1 dying city in America. Not by any means.
But New Orleans has permitted parts of itself to be killed off following Katrina...like Lower Mid-City.
I wonder what the mayors said yesterday when they visited the site of the proposed hospitals, as they surveyed the devastation:
'At Dooky Chase's in the 6th Ward on Monday morning, iconic chef Leah Chase gave them "instructions" on their work before they walked from the first phase of Faubourg Lafitte, the remade Lafitte public-housing development, to the LSU-VA hospital footprint in Mid-City. Along the way, they made several stops to discuss the Lafitte Greenway, the Claiborne Avenue Corridor and the possible removal of the elevated expressway, a renewed Canal Street and new streetcar lines."