Nine years ago, the neighborhood where 77,000 people live, lost two health care facilities to flooding during Hurricane Katrina. The 215,000-square-foot New Orleans East Hospital is set to open June 26.

When language becomes a barrier for their children at school, parents with limited English proficiency also pay the price.

The Historic Carver Theater, once a state of the art movie theater for blacks in the 1950s, reopens as a performance venue in the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, hoping to bring arts, music, culture and jobs to the region.

On May 19, the popular Bourbon Street club, Oz, was packed wall-to-wall as customers watched the season finale of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ Bianca Del Rio, who began her drag career in New Orleans, would go on to clinch the win.

A young college student uses performance as a tool to seek validation and to cope with depression.

Residents and tourists descended on downtown New Orleans for the much anticipated reopening of Riverwalk Marketplace, which underwent a year-long renovation.


The New York Times Student Journalism Institute in New Orleans for 2014 is now concluded. We will resume in May 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.

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The National Weather Service of New Orleans/Baton Rouge issued a flash flood watch Wednesday afternoon remaining into effect through Thursday evening.