I am three miles from the Art Museum and City park, JUST five minutes from the French Quarter/River (1.7 miles) . I am not from here--I have lived in London, Paris, Guangzhou and Jakarta--have two grad degrees, am teaching college writing at present. Come see New Orleans and sleep ONLY a bit removed from the maddening touristy parts. ______________ABOUT "SAFETY"
Yes, it is safe. I am a single, slight female and am NOT raped and murdered daily: this is just a residential neighborhood--LIKE ALL neighborhoods in NOLA we were greatly damaged during the flood. AS A VERY POOR neighborhood we have NOT been entirely rebuilt. That's just the way it is and the way it looks. I love my street and my close neighbors. You may not.
ALL the city is the same in this respect.
ps: THE GOOGLE EARTH PHOTOS ARE FROM 2006 THEY ARE not CURRENT.