Category Archives: 9th Ward Neighborhood

The Ninth Ward or 9th Ward is a distinctive region of New Orleans, Louisiana that is located in the easternmost downriver portion of the city. It is geographically the largest of the 17 Wards of New Orleans.

On the south the 9th Ward is bounded by the Mississippi River. On the western or “up river” side, the Ninth Ward is bounded by (going from the Mississippi River north to Lake Pontchartrain) Franklin Avenue, then Almonaster Avenue, then People’s Avenue. From the north end of People’s Avenue the boundary continues on a straight line north to Lake Pontchartrain; this line is the boundary between the Ninth and the city’s Eighth Ward. Lake Pontchartrain forms the north and northeastern end of the ward. Saint Bernard Parish is the boundary to the southeast, Lake Borgne further southeast and east, and the end of Orleans Parish to the east at The Rigolets.

Notable landmarks in this region include the Lakefront Airport, the Industrial Canal, and the Doullut Steamboat Houses. Some of these landmarks and the region containing them were given a great deal of exposure by films and cinema. Since then, it has become commonplace for many artists to mention the 9th Ward in their songs.

The 9th Ward was affected the most by the flooding during Katrina. Parts of the Lower 9th Ward were completly washed away by tital surge. Rebuilding has been slow, but new houses built built by noted celebraties like Brad Pitt and Harry Connick Jr.(Musicians Village) have brought new life and attention to the beleaguered 9th Ward.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog New Orleans Population 2011

New Orleans Population 2011 New Orleans population falls 30% in 10 years Hurricane Katrina’s lasting impact on US city revealed in demographic changes Ed Pilkington in New York guardian.co.uk The scale of the long-term devastation inflicted on New Orleans has … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog New Orleans Homeless Youth Die

New Orleans Homeless Youth Die Group of 8 friends die in warehouse blaze in New Orleans; homeless victims were artists & musicians BY Philip Caulfield A group of eight homeless musicians and artists who were living in an abandoned warehouse … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Redevelopment Money Has Helped Oil Companies

No-Go Zone Standing in a generator-lit French Quarter square 17 days after Hurricane Katrina, President George W. Bush ended his first major prime-time address in the post-catastrophe city with a call for reinvestment in the battered region. Speaking in a … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Louisiana Wetlands

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has focused a lot of attention on the Louisiana Wetlands. This is a photo of marsh destruction next to the 9th ward levee.  More photos of the 9th Ward  National Geographic Article Pre Katrina  What the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog 9th Ward New Orleans Walk About – Day 2

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill is just another blow to the 9th ward neighborhood. Katrina, the great recession and now the gulf of mexico oil spill, are three strikes to this beleaguered area in the heart of New Orleans.
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog 9th Ward New Orleans Walk About

Follow this link Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Pictorama E-Card  New Orleans 9th Ward, and send a pic to family and friends.  Taking the city bus to the 9th Ward is a ride into another New Orleans.  People there … Continue reading

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