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Re: “"Uninhabitable" storytelling showcase sheds light on New Orleans housing issues

Homeless loose still another safe haven from the deadly cold that killed two last week Buskers Bunkhouse located 712 Alvar Street is closing after over 10 years of providing housing , subject of the award winning film Kamp Katrina and written about National Geographic Goddess project Ms Pearl has been ordered to stop housing displaced artists . A massive cold front is expected soon and local shelters are full.
A trial is set for this month. David Band a well known lawyer in the Bywater area has been retained by Buskers Bunkhouse. My goal is to comply. In truth if it weren't for Code enforcement there would be many more deaths from fires in the winter.
Buskers bunkhouse doesn't allow space heaters or gas heaters but others who provide free housing have and at great risk.
The house which is on a single family side of Alvar street needs repairs Ms pearls concern is that she may not be able to meet with the demands for these repairs in time as she is on a fixed income..We are e mailing all the venues aimed at helping to see if there is something in place for those who cant afford repairs so they wont have to sell their homes . Freezing temperatures were responsible for two deaths in New Orleans this week, officials say. Davetta Odom, 58, was found dead Wednesday afternoon inside a tent on Earhart Boulevard, according to John Gagliano, chief medical examiner with the Orleans Parish coroner's office. Charles Bourgeois, 32, was discovered dead Tuesday on Poydras Street near the Riverwalk, Gagliano said.Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed said homeless shelter populations swelled on Monday and Tuesday nights as the cityactivated its freeze plan to house those without access to heated homes http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2014/…

By Jon Kemp, Vieux Carre columnist The Times-Picayune
on August 15, 2013 at 7:18 AM
Whenever I hear the term public private partnership, I wonder what it means. Too often, it seems taxpayers put up the money, and private enterprise reaps the profits, as in huge salaries to administrators and minimum wage to workers. So, when I stumble upon information that Buskers Bunkhouse in New Orleans, formerly known as Kamp Katrina, is being reincarnated as a nonprofit in Bywater, it renews my faith that heres a group that is altruistic and really into helping people, most notably buskers

Posted by Buskers Bunkhouse on 01/01/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Louisiana's hate crime law, which already includes police, now includes police. Again.

I house artists since Obama .there have been attacks against whites in the st Roch area .At least 15 people have told me a croud of young black kids attacked them. This started a couple of years ago.No one I know called the police. Black on white rime isn't seen as a hate crime.This is the result od constant brain washing and the sad part is its unfair and untrue.

Posted by Buskers Bunkhouse on 07/04/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “New Orleans City Council votes to remove four Confederate statues

This race bating idiot talking about all white lunch counters talk about hate.The truth is many blacks had slaves of their own in New Orleans

Posted by Buskers Bunkhouse on 01/24/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Fundamentally Unfair

Im 66 disabled and my house is a homestead . In 2014 my tax was under 3 hundred dollars .In 2015 it jumped to 22 hundred. In 2016 it will be 15 hundred . My SSI is 7 & hundred a month My life is hell now.I don't eat right .I cant make any improvements . You don't ever own your house the government does. How insane to put Americans who have worked hard and paid off their houses into the streets as bad as debtors prison.
I Live in Bywater which has 2 68 Air BNB's who do not pay taxes . Everyone I know has had to sell their house or they were evicted for another AirBN'B . This caused house prices to triple as well as taxes. This is the cruelest thing I have ever seen. How can they legally gut a neighborhood and force its old people into poverty ?

Posted by Buskers Bunkhouse on 08/05/2015 at 1:40 PM

Re: “"Bye Bye Bywater": Tourism video gets a lethally satiric parody

I feel for many of the newcomers Il Kivist said he moved here because he Loved it .The problem is many moved here for a different reason

New Orleans needs many things, better streets and sidewalks, better schools and parks, but New Orleans does not need another bedroom community! Bywater is a delicate ecosystem for art and music, and a haven for many cultural practices not seen in other areas of the city. Like all such systems, it is easily damaged.
Most people moved to the area because they fell in Love with the culture magic and mayhem but Bywater is in the 20 percent that didn't flood, during Hurricane Katrina attracting a entirely different group many unaware or uncaring about this areas cultural significance Some are silencing and sterilizing it because they subscribe to the bedroom community idea, an idea that worked in so many communities for them. Silence was the rule.That concept was and is sound in some places but but not appropriate for the Bywater, in fact the results of the bedroom community mentality have been and will be disastrous. Lawsuits began to be filed ,live music began to be the target of many of these lawsuits
I personally would like to see communities more like the ones depicted in Norman Rockwell's work, with businesses where residents got to know and care about each other. Business like Frady's, Flora Gallery, Mardi Gras Zone and the Bargain center. Interaction with others is so important to a neighborhoods well being. Overly stringent zoning has turned America's communities into very lonely places.
The wealthy of this city have done a great job in many of this city’s neighborhoods. They have aided projects like The Musicians Clinic and the Musicians Village, but Bywater is not just another community. This is not an indictment on the wealthy. Money is not the root of all evil. The March of Dimes made the cure for polio possible. Money is an awesome responsibility though.
The Bywater area is a much needed venue for artistic expression. Gris Gris Strut paraded down Royal street before eight am. Not one person complained. There is an unspoken agreement that what we are creating here may take second place to our eight hours sleep. It is a price we sometimes pay for living in one of America's most interesting neighborhoods, and Bywater residents turnout at City Hall in regards to the sound ordinance shows we believe it is a price well worth paying.
Archeological Digest named us as having the most diverse architecture. Long before the storm of 2005 Bywater's cultural traditions are even more unique. Please don’t zone it away from the people who made it special. Newcomers, we can form a bond, but Stop trying to dictate how we do things around here until you have paid your dues with time, not money.
According to the mayors annual report on tourism, revenue increases yearly. New Orleans must have an art friendly, music practice tolerant area, and it needs to be near the French Quarter. It is so important to our cultural, emotional and economic well being. Tourists love street performers and the characters, second lines, and events found nowhere else in America. They do not come to see a place like the one they just left. We can not make these special events happen without a tolerant community. We have that now. Let's not lose it .
Clubs like Donna's where musicians have jammed after hours perfecting their skills for years, are being silenced. The St Roch Tavern, Mimi's, Floras and Mardi Gras Zone are being challenged.
Art, as we know from history, isn’t created in intolerant communities. This city knew that when they unofficially set aside this area for the arts. Let's not forget. If you are a new resident, please consider what I have said, and if you are a resident against these changes, act on it. Educate the newcomers and let your representative, City Hall and the Quality of Life officer know how you feel.
Thank Ya'll Ms Pearl Buskers Bunkhouse I N C Project World

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Posted by Buskers Bunkhouse on 10/06/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Out visits Bywater

Bs Vaughn's and other bars were here long ago. Markey's bar and many others dive bars My A--

Posted by Buskers Bunkhouse on 09/23/2014 at 8:03 PM

Re: “City unveils "one-stop shop" for permits

I went there to get a parade permit .I was told they didn't do it.I was sent to the 6th floor and told the same thing.Our tax dollars pay for the website .The information needs to be correct.

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Posted by Buskers Bunkhouse on 05/04/2013 at 1:23 AM

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