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Gambit Weekly

Gambit Weekly graciously honored me with The New Orleanian of the Year Award.

I appreciate the fact that they recognize the hard work of citizens who have been at the forefront of this recovery.

Saturday afternoon I took a ride over to David’s House and got a chance to see this wonderful painting by Karen Ocker

It depicts David, holding the sidewalk in front of the house, the sidewalk the City would like to banish.

David and his sidewalk

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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.

  • Hip Hip Hurray!

  • Ricardo

    Congratuations Karen! Please keep being a thorn in the (not “our”) mayor’s ars. Expose them an the convictions will come. Kudos!

  • Once again, MAZEL TOV!!!!!

    And that is a beautiful painting.

  • Congratulations! Wow!

  • mominem

    Congratulations Karen.

  • Huzzah!

    And congratulations. You are a hero.

  • Ed McGinnis

    Outstanding! Congratulations!

  • Whenever I read something about “David’s House” (usually on this website) I always think of this book

    There are a lot of “Orange Spots” in New Orleans. It would be a shame if we went around blotting them all out.

  • Michael Homan

    Karen, my family and I want you to know how much we appreciate all the work you have done for the people of New Orleans these past few difficult years. I’m hoping one day you’ll represent me as an elected official on City Council or in Baton Rouge. You are a hero indeed.

  • Julie Graybill

    Way to go! You are really an inspiration. I am so grateful for all you have done for our neighborhoods.

  • Dr. A

    Congratulations, Karen! Keep up the good work!

  • Karen, it’s an honor to have you in our paper. Thanks for all you do for New Orleans.

  • Congrats, Karen – well deserved.