Parades are common attractions in the Historic French Quarter; tourists/crowds reach out for beads and other free give-aways from the participants (even free kisses!) This was taken during the St. Josephs Day Parade Students visited the site of the Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, being rebuilt by the NO Recovery School District in Central City. A tree-lined street in the Central City area near the rebuilding of the Woodson Elementary School. A newly built community in Central City shows signs of progress. This abandoned community center in the Broadmoor neighborhood has been around so long and earned such a reputation with community residents that it has been nicknamed the Pink Elephant. An abandoned shotgun house (a narrow rectangular home) adjacent to an overgrown lot, located in the Broadmoor neighborhood. An historic building located in the French Quarter. The Historic French Quarter has many buildings featuring this type of architecture (three stories, large balconies, etc.). The first floor is typically reserved for commercial use, while the upper floors are typically residential. A community meeting held at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in the Broadmoor neighborhood. Students use a map of the New Orleans public transportation to plan their routes for the day. Students of the 11.027 Spring 2011 class pose on top of the Lower Ninth Ward levee, which was rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. To gain further insight into the changing cultural landscape of the city, students visited a Vietnamese community which has recently taken root in New Orleans East. A view of the Broadmoor neighborhood, facing southward from the top level of Andrew W. Wilson Charter School. Students in the Transportation Group rode along streetcar lines throughout the city, using GPS devices to track the timeliness of the various streetcars. Some students rented bicycles in order to canvas neighborhoods, making observations and conducting field research. Student in the Blight Policy Group rode on bicycles throughout their case study of neighborhoods in order to analyze community conditions and create neighborhood maps. Southern barbecue is a famous and popular cuisine that can be found in New Orleans. The Industrial Canal, a shipping waterway which connects the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain, separates New Orleans East and the Lower Ninth Ward from the rest of the city, and was the site of major levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. One of Brad Pitts Make It Right homes in the Lower Ninth Ward. New Orleans is famous for its musicians; street performers are commonly seen throughout the historic French Quarter. A view of the busy Canal St Streetcar line in downtown New Orleans, which students used to get around the city and conduct research on the timeliness of the transportation system. Jackson Square, located at the heart of the Historic French Quarter, is a major tourist attraction. Students learn about levee failures at the Hurricane Katrina Exhibit. Broiled crawfish is a famous New Orleans cuisine.