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Can't Make It to Mardi Gras? Try ParadeCam

Well, usually it's StreetcarCam, but come Carnival season...

(Newser) - For all those who can't make it down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, the Times-Picayune has a solution: ParadeCam. Most of the year the camera that films the intersection of Napoleon Street and St. Charles Avenue is called StreetcarCam, but come Fat Tuesday...voila, a remote feed... More »

Desire Named Streetcar Grips Cities

40 cities considering resurrecting the humble streetcar

(Newser) - Most American cities dismantled their streetcar lines over 50 years ago but a major comeback is gathering speed, the New York Times reports. Cincinnati, Houston, Denver, Salt Lake City and Charlotte have streetcar systems in the works to revive sagging downtown areas. A dozen cities already have streetcars and at... More »

Big Easy's Streetcars Finally Full Speed

Line disconnected by Katrina can runs its course again

(Newser) - Streetcars clang-clanged their way down South Carrollton Ave. yesterday, and for many, the sound was as sweet as New Orleans jazz, the Times-Picayune reports. For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the whole St. Charles Ave. streetcar line is running, and it should bring both tourism and a sense of... More »

New Orleans Is New, New, New Again

Big Easy is back and business is booming

(Newser) - No more pungent Bourbon Street or trashed French Quarter: Residents are returning, business is booming, and New Orleans is new again. Forbes Traveler offers compelling reasons to revisit the Big Easy:
  1. The fancy Royal Sonesta Hotel, with its tasty oysters and cool outdoor bar.
  2. The Swizzle Sticks Bar, which offers
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