Cue twilight zone theme....Joan "Rivers" Molinsky, fast closing in on her 80th birthday, best friends with Sallie Glassman, jewish voodoo priestess from Maine, "performs" for the mentally injured at the "healing" center to raise money for Sallie's billionaire boyfriend Pres Kabakoff, owner of HRI properties (Tchoupitoulas WalMart, etc.), and voodoo zombie under Glassman's control. Kabakoff will be present taking time off from supervising on-going HRI construction of his not so secret man cave atop the former Hibernia Bank building where presumably Ms. Glassman's voodoo has no effect.
Bywater suffered a hulking abandoned building at the river for almost 2 decades. For years it was alternately a crack house and place to stash stolen construction tools and lawn furniture while the owner Sean Cummings held Bywater in contempt and courted politicians, most notably soon to be indicted Ray Nagin. Now that the Neighborland movement has arrived Mr. Cummings decides the time is right and the building becomes $3000 per month apartments celebrating New Orleans "street culture". This is what exploitation means. Driving out the working class and celebrating their traditions as they leave. That's what is being written on the blank slate. And that's what the future holds without opposition to the gentrification that the Candy Changs of this world open the door to. Look at the Neighborland website. See any older people? Any people who look poor or in need of health care? See anyone who looks like they might be from say, the 7th Ward or somewhere not near the River? Of course not. They are not neighbors. They are too dangerous to live with "art", to be priced out, moved out. Say goodbye New Orleans. You are the new Seattle, Brooklyn, San Francisco.
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