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'Tis The Season

Yes, the development scene around town is booming but is "New Orleans rolling in cash" pushing it? In an effort to wrap post-Katrina New Orleans in a neat little package, here's a run-down of new businesses and projects in the works, the population renaissance tale, and even the reality of crime and poverty. While one developer says "Katrina brought in lots and lots of money," the Fair Housing Action Center director says, "The hardest hit, low-income, majority African-American neighborhoods are suffering dramatically and are nowhere near recovery." [Bloomberg]