Two happy developments, beginning with a holiday gift to city kids:
Following an extensive two-year restoration, the storm-damaged 101-year-old City Park carousel will reopen on November 23rd. The magnificent carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and worth a gander should you find yourself in City Park — with or without kids in tow.
The entire St. Charles Avenue streetcar line may be up and running by Christmas! The RTA is pushing to restore service to the entire route months ahead of schedule. Currently, the cars stop at Napoleon Avenue.
Many of St. Charles Avenue's grandest houses are above Napoleon Avenue — between Napoleon and Audubon Park. With full service restored, you'll be able to:
1. Gawk at houses on upper St. Charles, and/or
2. Hop off at Audubon Park, and/or
3. Ride to the end of the line, and ride back again, and/or
4. Get off at Riverbend and grab a burger at Camillia Grill!