At a sidewalk cafe in Algiers, middle aged upper middle class professional white man:
"Can you believe they actually want to put those FEMA trailers behind our houses? That's ridiculous, we have to fight it. Crime is already up on the Westbank, hell, Marrero is turning into the new Iberville," the ice cubes from his drink join the laughter of his friends. "My wife is still in Memphis. She says she doesn't want to move back here at all. She said to me,'Why would I want to move back THERE. The humidity makes my hair curl up!'" More laughter all around.
On a sidewalk at Marais and St. Anthony, middle aged white guy with a rental property:
"Yeah, I used to own that house, and that one, and that one on that side of the street. And the blue one, and this one and that one over there on this side of the street. I sold all but two of them last year. Got offers I couldn't refuse. Wish I hadn't sold them now," shakes his head. "Look over there," points across the street to the far left end of the block, "black, black, Mexican, Asian, white, black, black, Asian, an old black woman who's a professor," he continues to point at each house all the way down the block. Then turns around to face the side of the block he's standing on, "Mexican, black, white, white, black, and the other side of this double is rented to three Mexican guys here doing work. I really checked them out, probably wrong of me but I'm a little leery. No Arabs here yet, but they'll show up soon."
A post found on Craigslist under rental properties, and sent to me in email:
$1800 / 2br - French Quarter Luxury Apartment
Reply to: hous ******
Date: 2006-04-06, 10:40PM CDT
Two bedroom, two story townhouse style, wrap around balcony, granite counter tops, all new appliances (stainless steel), high ceilings, hardwood floors, shared courtyard, possible off street parking (for an additional monthly fee). Large two bedroom in the heart of the Quarter, experience life in the most vibrant city in America. Maximum lease: 2 days. NO PETS, unless it is a fish that you caught and mounted five years ago, and then only with an $800.00 non-refundable pet deposit. People owning dogs, cats, birds, need not apply. $20.00 Application fee, for a credit check that will be guaranteed to bring down your credit score. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING UNIT. NO smokers will be considered, even though it's legal, and you cannnot be a former smoker unless you have certification that you quit at least 5 years ago. NO PRE-KATRINA New Orleans residents need apply. To qualify, you must have a Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida or Oklahoma drivers license, preferably be a disaster relief worker or roofer, and there must be at least 5 of you to take possession of this unit. If you changed jobs in the last five years, don't bother. First, last, and 1800.00 deposit plus pet deposit (see above) required at signing of two day lease. (NO SUBLETTING FOR FQ FEST OR JAZZ FEST!) Corporate rental preferred, expense account desirable. NO FLOODING! Must be willing to leave town for Mardi Gras so we can increase our bottom line.
If still interested, please contact, Katrina Exploitation and Gouging, Inc., at the email address above.
Ursulines at Dauphine google map yahoo map
this is in or around Ursulines and Dauphine
no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests