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The New New Orleans, Part One 

"How do you see New Orleans changing — for better or for worse?" 16 locals offer 16 perspectives

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How do you see New Orleans Changing ­– for better or for worse?

People around the city — of all ages, races and income levels — seem to agree that New Orleans is changing rapidly. The direction of that change, and whether it's a good or bad thing, is up for debate, and it's the genesis of our "New New Orleans" series, which will be an ongoing feature in Gambit in 2014.

  Here are the first people with whom we spoke, and we'll be asking other people this question throughout the new year.

Andy Antippas
Owner, Barrister's Gallery

Carol Bebelle
New Orleans native; co-founder and executive director of Ashe Cultural Arts Center

Catherine S. Boveland
New Orleans East resident, educator

Megan Braden-Perry

Tracee Dundas
Designer; founder of New Orleans Fashion Week

Kevin Farrell
Owner, Booty's Street Food

Charlie Gabriel
Saxophonist with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Ricky Graham
New Orleans native; longtime theater professional

Delores Haynes
New Orleans native; retired from Orleans Parish school system

Sasha Masakowski
New Orleans native, jazz singer

Mary Matthews
New Orleans native, retiree, Lambeth House resident

Sadith Paz
Native of Panama; 30-year resident; retired teacher

Victor Pizarro
New Orleans native, director of Plan B: The New Orleans Community Bike Project

Henry Rhodes
New Orleans native; tattoo artist

Melisande Short-Colomb
New Orleans native; moved away in 2004 and returned in 2010; partner in Cajun Moon Catering

Luna Vicini
New Orleans native and bartender

Six infographics that illustrate where New Orleans may be heading

  We would like you to participate. If you live in metro New Orleans (it doesn't have to be within city limits), and would be willing to talk with a writer about how you see New Orleans changing, email us at with the subject line "Changing New Orleans."

Edited by Kevin Allman

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