Above: The Eliza Jane in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans may have celebrated its 300th year in 2018, but it’s impossible to assess the city outside the prism of Hurricane Katrina. After August 2005, it was difficult to imagine such a devastated place ever returning to its former glory. But a decade on, it’s done that and more. The waters receded and young people flooded in — urban planners fresh out of college, people who had always wanted to live there, families looking for something different — all bringing their ideas with them. It was almost a startup mentality, if a startup could be a city. Best of all, they weren’t held back by what had been before; these newcomers helped unlock and broaden the scope of offerings.

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Above: The Eliza Jane in New Orleans, Louisiana

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