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(Nola.com)   Let Bourbon Street be Bourbon Street. Not Sesame Street or Disneyland's Main Street, USA   ( nola.com) divider line
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2018-02-09 12:42:05 AM  
Pro-tip: the French Quarter isn't for kids, except the ones trying to pickpocket and panhandle.

/and the homeless ones in Jackson Square, but seriously, if you're homeless and have kids there must be more wholesome places to go
 
2018-02-09 12:43:49 AM  
If you want parades and trinkets there are plenty of family friendly parades in Metairie. Or go to the uptown  parades. Leave the downtown parades alone.
 
2018-02-09 03:14:35 AM  

Sid_6.7: Pro-tip: the French Quarter isn't for kids, except the ones trying to pickpocket and panhandle.

/and the homeless ones in Jackson Square, but seriously, if you're homeless and have kids there must be more wholesome places to go


My husband likes it as there is a chance he may see a flash of a woman's breasts. Ridiculous.

BTW..I remember back in the 80s staying at a hotel called Bourbon Street in LV. Kind of an s-hole. It was just off the strip. Behind the Barberry Coast.
 
2018-02-09 04:14:08 AM  
tits or gtfo
 
2018-02-09 04:35:30 AM  
Or all those shops with the vibrators and dildos going, that's not right by me.
/More like Disney after dark kind of stuff.
//Or on 441, Orange Blossom Trail.
///Booby Trap is gone. Sad.
 
2018-02-09 04:39:32 AM  
And while they are at it, let Times Square be 1970s Times Square, that looked fun...
 
2018-02-09 04:40:54 AM  
If you sanitize Bourbon Street why the hell are the dumbasses going to come to new Orleans for Mardi gras,?
 
2018-02-09 04:45:59 AM  
"This was built on our backs," one dancer said at a protest last week, spreading her..."

Gonna be honest, I was rather surprised that sentence ended with the word "arms".
 
2018-02-09 04:55:24 AM  
They'r probably planning to buy Mardis Gras and make it a Disney property, like all the fairy tales that used to be in public domain.
 
2018-02-09 05:00:20 AM  
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2018-02-09 05:00:58 AM  
I'll take "Places that old white guys ruined" for 2000 Alex.
 
2018-02-09 05:15:01 AM  
Ya know, they've tried to make Las Vegas family friendly. I remember hitting the MGM theme park once in the late 90s. Last time I was in Vegas, I caught a monorail that had a view into the abandoned park. They found that families with kids don't do Vegas. They seem to have other places to go, lack the cash to gamble.
 
kab
2018-02-09 05:16:21 AM  
Americans strive for homogenization of all areas.  Go visit while there's even a point in doing so.
 
2018-02-09 06:01:30 AM  
fark that.
 
2018-02-09 06:32:46 AM  
Bourbon street is a disgusting hole where mostly tourists go to get liquored up every night of the week.

I used to walk thought it to get to and from work. It smelled like piss and vomit in the morning, and workers were literally out cleaning it.

It shouldn't change at all.
 
2018-02-09 06:43:39 AM  
Vegas tried the whole family friendly approach in the 90s and that has worked out fantastica...

/wait, what?
//oh.
///well then copypasta that for NOLA
 
2018-02-09 07:06:24 AM  

eiger: Bourbon street is a disgusting hole where mostly tourists go to get liquored up every night of the week.

I used to walk thought it to get to and from work. It smelled like piss and vomit in the morning, and workers were literally out cleaning it.

It shouldn't change at all.


I have to say that living in Texas, NOLA is a convenient, inexpensive getaway, and walking the French Quarter in the early morning is an experience - I enjoy it .    Good food, good coffee and you can still find a jazz band playing for tips at 6:00 a.m.  And, yes, workers cleaning vomit and urine.

/it shouldn't change at all.
 
2018-02-09 07:17:27 AM  
TFA
"rumors that Disney is interested in investing in the French Quarter and wants to see the place cleaned up. "

Huh, like sex with Bill Cosby it's gonna happen.
 
2018-02-09 07:40:03 AM  
How about Sesame Street themed strip clubs and bars?
 
2018-02-09 07:47:54 AM  

Lee451: How about Sesame Street themed strip clubs and bars?


Can you tell me how to get, how to get two strippers to kiss?
 
2018-02-09 07:50:04 AM  
I never thought I would ever type this.....having attended the above mentioned city council meeting for the next item on the docket, I must say they workers made good points and the council really looked like they were a bit taken aback they didn't have any support.

"Putting people out of work won't make the crime rate go down"

Best sign that was refused enterence at the door to the meeting
 
2018-02-09 08:42:07 AM  
 Is the drinking age still 18 down there?  We drove down from ohio and had a great time. 6 guys shoehorned  into a 1982 mercury lynx.  it had a cracked head and I had to fill up the radiator and oil every time we got gas.  I hit something in the road and it tore the entire muffler system off the car on the way back.  it sounded like a sherman tank.   the car made it back though!

I remember they had these 5 dollar 32oz hurricane drinks.  best week of my life.

what I would do to go back to 1992

one of our group never came home! he got a job in a band and lived down there for 15 years!
 
2018-02-09 08:42:20 AM  
The last place in America that hasnt been family sanitized.

Of course Dinsey wants to buy it & ruin it.
 
2018-02-09 09:04:07 AM  
I'll probably never go there, not my thing. But adults still need to go places to adult without having to watch our tongues every second, and to be able to cut loose without having to appear to be a good example for any kids who might be looking. At the same time, kids should see the occasional bad example as reference against the good adults, to learn how to NOT adult. Seeing drunks fight with the cops and getting tazed then stuffed into a paddy wagon might be good for some kids.
 
2018-02-09 09:22:08 AM  
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2018-02-09 09:28:48 AM  

Trollopalooza: "This was built on our backs," one dancer said at a protest last week, spreading her..."

Gonna be honest, I was rather surprised that sentence ended with the word "arms".


It wasn't your backs miss.  It was other parts of your anatomy.
 
2018-02-09 09:44:41 AM  
I would take my oldest kid for a stroll down Bourbon St. I think its good for kids to see the real world. the younger two wouldn't get anything out of it so there'd be no point. The majority of the families I know are terrified of exposing their kids to anything harder than a soft PG-13 Disney produced YA movie (there might be kissing!!!). I don't see the point of sheltering them. Seems like it would only create dangerous naivete and handicap them.

Anyway. Bourbon Street should absolutely remain a wholly unsanitized fee for all. Every major city should have a similar place (b-b-b-buut what about the people that have to live there...waaahhh; most of them WANT to live there, the others...move). I honestly don't think anything angers me more than people that want to play morality police.
 
2018-02-09 10:11:09 AM  
Bourbon Street IS Bars, strip clubs, and "adult" behavior...  That IS its draw, there is nothing else. Much like when Vegas tried to become "family" friendly 10-15 years ago. They had a massive drop in tourism.  This would be even worse.

Without the blatantly hedonism, Bourbon Street is just another block with bars in random city, USA... Why is anyone going to travel, when they drive to the same thing in their own city...
 
2018-02-09 10:15:36 AM  

DCBuck: I would take my oldest kid for a stroll down Bourbon St. I think its good for kids to see the real world. the younger two wouldn't get anything out of it so there'd be no point. The majority of the families I know are terrified of exposing their kids to anything harder than a soft PG-13 Disney produced YA movie (there might be kissing!!!). I don't see the point of sheltering them. Seems like it would only create dangerous naivete and handicap them.

Anyway. Bourbon Street should absolutely remain a wholly unsanitized fee for all. Every major city should have a similar place (b-b-b-buut what about the people that have to live there...waaahhh; most of them WANT to live there, the others...move). I honestly don't think anything angers me more than people that want to play morality police.


Bourbon Street is generally ok for kids any day, including Fat Tuesday.  The debauchery is generally restricted to the wee hours, and if you're taking your kid down there then he's got bigger problems than seeing a couple of titties.

I don't know who or what is behind this Disneyfication push, but it's real and it's city wide. Cracking down on go cups, restricting liquor license applications, and general gentrification.  There is a movement to homogenize the entire city, and I hope like hell it fails.

Keep the dirty south dirty, yall
 
2018-02-09 10:19:50 AM  
...So much bead clutching...
 
2018-02-09 10:31:10 AM  
Relocating hos is a long-term project.  You ain't going to get it all done at once.
 
2018-02-09 10:38:42 AM  
Vegas learned something about Disneyfying their product...
 
2018-02-09 11:08:09 AM  
Has anyone mentioned what happened when Las Vegas tried to become family friendly?
 
2018-02-09 12:12:03 PM  

Outlaw2097: Vegas tried the whole family friendly approach in the 90s and that has worked out fantastica...

/wait, what?
//oh.
///well then copypasta that for NOLA


Yah and what they replaced it with (Douchey Ultra lounges and cookie cutter "sensual acrobatic shows")is that much better.

This is why I prefer Reno. I want my casino town experience to be classic 70's trashy.
 
2018-02-09 12:21:44 PM  
I would think that Nawlins, of all places, would have been the ones to experiment with legalizing sex work in an actual city, instead of instituting a crackdown, but I guess these things always go in cycles. The country's culture in general seems to be swinging slowly more prudish since Y2K, despite the explosion of porn and escorting. (Or maybe it has something to do with that?)
 
2018-02-09 12:25:54 PM  
No let them sanitize it. Then Tar and Feather the first one that ask why no one comes anymore.
 
2018-02-09 12:38:45 PM  

Lee451: How about Sesame Street themed strip clubs and bars?


I knew a dancer quite a few years ago who used C is for Cookieand SS puppets in one of her routines. Hilarious.
She got sued.
 
2018-02-09 03:45:48 PM  
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2018-02-09 06:50:55 PM  

crashumbc: Bourbon Street IS Bars, strip clubs, and "adult" behavior... That IS its draw, there is nothing else. Much like when Vegas tried to become "family" friendly 10-15 years ago. They had a massive drop in tourism. This would be even worse.

Without the blatantly hedonism, Bourbon Street is just another block with bars in random city, USA... Why is anyone going to travel, when they drive to the same thing in their own city...


You are largely correct, but it arguably does have architecture and history going for it. Not that those are a huge draw for most people.
 
2018-02-09 09:15:01 PM  
Let he who has never peed in a moderately dark corner cast the first stone.
 
2018-02-10 12:40:09 AM  

BullBearMS: Let he who has never peed in a moderately dark corner cast the first stone.


I never...

Well, sure, that was there one time, but it was far from New Orleans, and I was walking home from the bar, and it was my 21st birthday...
 
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