Tag: New Orleans (La)

New Orleans Is Ready to Love Zion Williamson, Even if It Has to Wait

NEW ORLEANS — The advice to Zion Williamson came from Saints quarterback Drew Brees. It is passed from athlete to athlete here like an heirloom: “If you love the city of New Orleans, it will love you right back.” This city throws its arms open to new arrivals, sharing its music, its food, its rich […]

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Explosives Fail to Take Down Crane at Site of Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel

The demolition of two construction cranes that were in danger of falling didn’t go exactly as planned on Sunday at the site of a building collapse in New Orleans: One was left dangling high above a city street. Demolition crews used explosives to try to safely take down the cranes, which were each more than […]

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Ed Clark, Pioneering Abstract Expressionist Painter, Dies at 93

Ed Clark, an African-American expressionist painter who used a broom and bold colors to capture the natural world and to convey emotions about the racial injustice of the 1960s, earning him international acclaim, has died. He was 93 and lived in Detroit. His death was announced Friday by Hauser & Wirth, which represents Mr. Clark […]

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As Tropical Storm Nestor Forms, New Orleans to Use Explosives to Topple 2 Cranes

Emergency crews in New Orleans on Friday were preparing to demolish two cranes that are teetering over a partially collapsed hotel project near the French Quarter, with fears that high winds from Tropical Storm Nestor could topple the cranes onto critical infrastructure and historic buildings. To prepare for the emergency demolition, which is scheduled for […]

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Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans Collapses Amid Construction

Parts of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning, drawing a response from firefighters and other emergency workers, a witness said. Construction workers had to run to safety as a portion of the hotel came tumbling down, according to WWL-TV. The upper floors began to crumble on top of one […]

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How a Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Bonanza for the Rich

NEW ORLEANS — President Trump has portrayed America’s cities as wastelands, ravaged by crime and homelessness, infested by rats. But the Trump administration’s signature plan to lift them — a multibillion-dollar tax break that is supposed to help low-income areas — has fueled a wave of developments financed by and built for the wealthiest Americans. […]

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Gentrification Might Kill New Orleans Before Climate Change Does

Summers in New Orleans are always rough — hot, rainy, swelteringly muggy, then sunny and hotter again. But it has been an especially hard one this year, as the high temperatures and flood-inducing thunderstorms have been paired with what has felt like a weekly loss of cultural anchors. It’s always worrying for a town when […]

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After Hurricane Katrina, How Do You Return Home When Home No Longer Exists?

THE YELLOW HOUSEBy Sarah M. Broom When Sarah M. Broom was in high school, she and her mother briefly attended a revivalist megachurch near their New Orleans home, the kind where people got “drunk on the Holy Spirit” and burned with “Holy Ghost Fire.” The youngest of 12 siblings, Broom spent her childhood on the […]

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A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans.

BHUBANESWAR, India — Namita Pradhan sat at a desk in downtown Bhubaneswar, India, about 40 miles from the Bay of Bengal, staring at a video recorded in a hospital on the other side of the world. The video showed the inside of someone’s colon. Ms. Pradhan was looking for polyps, small growths in the large […]

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She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals

“Stay here and guard the castle,” I would say to my dog, Dusty, every time I left our condo. Over the years, his eyes — one blue, one brown — had become washed with gray, his sight was failing, and his hips were becoming tight. He was hardly a guard dog. When I came home, […]

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Still Menaced by Flooding, Louisiana Dodges a Storm’s Worst Blows

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tropical Storm Barry’s second day on land brought waves of both relief and worry on Sunday. The slow-moving storm continued to kick up funnel clouds, tornadoes and sheets of heavy rain in parts of Louisiana, leaving some coastal communities with waterlogged homes and flooded roads. But the state’s largest metropolitan areas, […]

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Hurricane Barry Spares New Orleans (So Far), as Inland Cities Brace for Floods

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Barry crept onto the shores of Louisiana west of flood-weary New Orleans on Saturday, drawing cautious optimism from city residents who saw little rainfall from the storm as of evening, and from officials in western coastal parishes that were drenched and battered but had prepared for much worse. After a brief […]

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Photos of Tropical Storm Barry’s Crawl Toward the Louisiana Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana residents hunkered down on Saturday morning as Tropical Storm Barry punched its way slowly and ominously toward the coast, causing widespread power failures, more than a dozen emergency rescues and pounding rainfall in some communities. The major storm, the first to strike the country this season, was proving to be a […]

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Hurricane Barry Live Updates: Storm Is Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCharmiker Lewis, right, with Delmyree Stott, 6, along a flooded ramp on the Mississippi River walkway in New Orleans on Friday.CreditJohnny Milano for The New York Times The storm is now a hurricane. But rain is the greatest threat. Hurricane Barry has strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained wind speeds […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Live Updates: Louisiana Braces for Landfall

Here’s what you need to know: The storm is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to sweep into south Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning. By 4 a.m. local time, the storm’s rain bands had begun battering the coast, though it had yet to make landfall. […]

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Katrina on Its Mind, New Orleans Keeps an Anxious Eye on Tropical Storm Barry

NEW ORLEANS — Water can come at you from multiple angles in a city surrounded by it. Joseph Thomas, 51, remembers how it came into his neighborhood last time. “We would not be talking about Katrina had the levees not broke,” he said, explaining that the disaster in 2005 happened because faulty levees and flood […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Updates: Tracking Its Approach to Louisiana

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe swollen Mississippi River in the Algiers Point neighborhood of New Orleans on Friday.CreditBryan Thomas for The New York Times The storm is gathering strength in the warm water of the Gulf. Louisiana residents are filling sandbags and stocking up on food and gas as they prepare their homes […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes

Morgan City’s motto is “Right in the Middle of Everywhere.” On Saturday morning, the Louisiana city of 12,000 people may find itself right in the middle of a hurricane. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Barry, now out in the Gulf of Mexico, to develop into a Category 1 hurricane and land right on the city, which […]

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Tropical Storm Barry: Why Rainfall Is the Biggest Threat

The first major storm system expected to strike the United States this hurricane season strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday, continuing to dump rain along already inundated parts of the Gulf Coast before its expected landfall on Saturday. The National Hurricane Center said it could become a Category 1 hurricane by late Friday. The […]

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