Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

April 29, 2008

The Lost Neighborhood Lives!

Today the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center (GNOCDC), released their repopulation maps for the city. The data is based on mail deliveries to addresses, LRA Grants received and those selling their home to the Road Home.

What I found from this map is that our little neighborhood is doing far better than I had expected. There are only four sell-outs, and from the numbers of folks receiving LRA Grants, it looks to me that we should have 95% of our folks home and into their houses soon. (Can’t find my block-by-block house count currently) As our little area has been occupied since 1821 (not the houses, but the properties), this makes me very happy.

Eight more days to go and we move back into our darling home. Yard still looks like crap, but ya’s gonna do?


  1. 8 Days! wooo hooo!!!!!

    I am glad your nieghborhood is being taken back by the people.

    It fills me with joy.

    How you been, woman?

    Comment by Diane G — May 1, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  2. Hey Darlin’!

    Been very busy with B/S concerning the house and having a bout of post-Flood flu. Takes awhile to deal with the latter: stresses and righteous anger about things going on here make this poop drag out, and out, and out…

    I’ll try to get back to writing as soon as the waves of chaos stop lapping at my shores, promise.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — May 1, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

  3. Ye olde labyrinth getting closer and closer!

    Comment by charlotte — May 1, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

  4. Here’s the probable design:

    It’s a 5-course Labyrinth. Ours will look much “cleaner” than this, and I’m thinking of the total to represent our city. (also working a fleur d’lei design.)

    Ya’s get to walk if you wish.


    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — May 1, 2008 @ 7:43 pm

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