Category: New New Orleans

Month in Review, March 2011

20 May, 2011 (10:08) | Admin, Apartments, Brokers, Cities, Demographics, Markets, Month in review, Municipal finance, New New Orleans, Predictions, Speculation, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Reviews available here: [Feb 11, Jan 11.]   The month’s highlight was my unequivocal prediction, bold or foolish as it will prove to be, that we have reached the hard bottom:   Make it so?   The US single-family residential market has hit bottom.  You read it […]

New New Orleans is as we predicted it would be: Part 2, economics and politics

16 March, 2011 (11:01) | Cities, Demographics, Homeownership, Housing, New New Orleans, New Orleans, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post summing up New New Orleans, by comparing the predictions I made at the time with the actual New York Times-reported results, focused on the demographics – a loss of 148,000 people, about 30% of the pre-Katrina population – but that demographic shift […]

New New Orleans is as we predicted it would be: Part 1, demographics

15 March, 2011 (17:40) | Cities, Demographics, Homeownership, Housing, New New Orleans, New Orleans, Speculation, US News | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith    Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New New Orleans has long since taken shape; despite nostalgists denying reality, the city that s now s the city that will be.  How must of New New Orleans was predictable in the early aftermath of Katrina?    As predictable as the blues   Remarkably, […]

The Battle of New New Orleans: Part 2, the war

1 March, 2007 (08:50) | Disaster recovery, Disaster response, New New Orleans, New Orleans |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Even as some Old New Orleanians want a house to come back to, others have come back … to a city different from the one they left.  Again the New York Times:   NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 15 — After nearly a decade in the city of their dreams, Kasandra […]

The Battle of New New Orleans: Part 1, the battle

28 February, 2007 (09:13) | Disaster recovery, Disaster response, New New Orleans, New Orleans |

The Battle of New Orleans, which propelled Andrew Jackson to the Presidency, in fact made no difference whatsoever to the War of 1812, as it was fought three weeks after the peace treaty had been signed. We took a little bacon and we took a little beans And we fought the bloody British in the […]