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Bravo To Brad Pitt. Bravo.  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

This guy is one of those rare celebrities who does some good for the world and is not caught up in his own status as a celebrity. His new "Make It Right" campaign is building 150 new houses in New Orleans, and...according to this new article...more investments in this area are likely. There are always so many negative stories out there that it's refreshing to see a good one.

http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/UpToTheMinute.cfm?recID=14201

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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 966 times:

He's gone one point up in my book.  bigthumbsup 

MSY, could you enlighten me about the situation there now? It's been a while since the disaster, the news are quiet now, I would like to know more...

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 955 times:
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As nutty and highly annoying of the eccentricities of the Branglina pair are, they are the most giving couple in Hollywoood. I think Brad Pitt especially is the most hands-on celeb of charity, unlike the George Goonies who is only in things for self-promotion. Brad Pitt will actually go places and deliver on his promises to donate money and resources. As far as acting goes, I can't say i'm a fan, but he does right by fame and influence, and that should be applauded.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 938 times:



Quoting LO231 (Reply 1):
MSY, could you enlighten me about the situation there now? It's been a while since the disaster, the news are quiet now, I would like to know more

LO231, much work has been done and much work still needs to be done. It seems that every week the city improves a little bit more. If you were to go there for a visit, you wouldn't really notice anything different than before. The vast majority of all restaurants, clubs, attractions are open. Most of the major hotels are open. The cruise ship industry, while not as big as it was, has returned, with business increasing. The famous Streetcars have now returned to St. Charles Avenue, which I'm very happy about. Tourism is on the rise, as is the convention business, which was very important to the city before Katrina.

Overall, the city has made great strides since August '05. Most of the work that needs to be done are in areas like the 9th Ward...residential areas which suffered the greatest amount of damage. Some of the areas are coming back faster than others, which is understandable. The city itself will probably not return to its pre Katrina population level, but the metro area itself is seeing good growth.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 936 times:

I read that Timberlake designed the vines.  



Different Timberlake!  

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/03/arts/design/03pitt.html

[Edited 2007-12-04 17:46:26]

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 903 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 3):
The city itself will probably not return to its pre Katrina population level, but the metro area itself is seeing good growth.

True, but then again, Katrina just accelerated what was already long-since happening since the '60s.

And even though it's been said so much, it always bears repeating:
South Louisiana will never amount to much of anything on a national nor international scale again; until New Orleans and Baton Rouge put aside their petty squabbles and become one in their economic ambitions, endeavors, and eventually metropolitan areas.

The chances of that happening? ...hmmm.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 894 times:



Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 5):
True, but then again, Katrina just accelerated what was already long-since happening since the '60s.

And even though it's been said so much, it always bears repeating:
South Louisiana will never amount to much of anything on a national nor international scale again; until New Orleans and Baton Rouge put aside their petty squabbles and become one in their economic ambitions, endeavors, and eventually metropolitan areas.

The chances of that happening? ...hmmm.

Well, down the road, maybe 15-20 years from now, it'll be one big metropolitan area. As it stands It's only a basically 30 minute drive from Eastern BTR suburbs to Western MSY suburbs. And although development will never overtake the vast swampland, you'll probably eventually see commuter rail connecting the two areas, as well as further development along the river.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9211 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 865 times:

Wow... Talking about cheritable!! Kudos and props to Brad Pitt!!!  bigthumbsup 


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