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'Doubt is an open door, it's a dynamic process."

I was listening to NPR this morning and heard this interview with John Patrick Shanley. It made me wonder if the forces behind the demolition of a New Orleans neighborhood have any doubt. At another point in the interview he say’s “certainty is a closed door”

Think that you might be wrong

So there it is on the front page of the paper today


This City has a rich history of mistakes and bad deals. Will they continue to push towards demolishing a neighborhood? And since the LSU portion of the process is situated closer to the downtown will we see a vast urban prairie where once stood a neighborhood? The damage that has been done to that area can be undone. But not if they demolish it.

A mark of strong leadership is to go against the forces of special interests and work for the betterment of the City NOT at the expense of it’s citizens.

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • ClarkT

    Reminds me of the “Central City Albertsons”…..er…I mean the “Central City 8 square weed lot”. Remember when that was the “next big thing”?