PROGRESS IN JACKSON SQUARE?

Tue, 26 Sep 2006 16:06:39

Jackson Square has been a mess post-K: cars parked everywhere people driving through going 35 MPH and corner boys selling drugs in plain view of General/President Jackson on his steed. (For the uninitiated Jackson Square is supposed to be a pedestrian mall.) It’s made me nostalgic for the days when the main problems in the Square were too many tarot card readers and hurling frat boys.

A few moments ago I beheld a beautiful sight: a tow truck arrived to remove an Audi that was parked smack dab in front of the Upper Pontalba Building. I don’t usually get verklempt over tow trucks but I did this time. If there is indeed a parking crackdown I hope that they’ll keep it up even when there’s not a Saints game on the horizon. If they want tourists to return Jackson Square needs to be returned to its pre-K status as the car free hub of the Quarter. Otherwise General/President Jackson might dismount and start kicking some ass…

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