“Part 1”:http://www.squanderedheritage.com/2009/06/16/bread-crumbs-to-follow/

..Or how many days do you have to clean up the mess you left behind after the City demolished the houses you have neglected for years?

I think when I die the addresses of these 2 houses will be the last words uttered, like “Rosebud”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Kane, but instead it will be Belfast..

Here is the before

Belfast 8400
8404 Belfast

and here is the after:

8400 Belfast

and I don’t mean right after…I mean about 5 days after. I was told by the City that they had to tear the houses down because “children” were walking by, thus the urgency, the same sense of urgency to haul away the mold infested, rusty nail, debris laden carcass of 2 houses seems to have lessened as time goes on.

In spite of the City ordinance which states that you have 48 hours to complete the work and haul away the debris, this stands.

Does the owner have some special “pull” down at Perdido?

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...