In this episode, I talk with Mark Rosenbaum, the owner and artist behind Rosetree Blown Glass. Mark and I discuss Algiers Point, New Orleans' 2nd oldest neighborhood. Mark is a resident of the Point and an active member of the community.
Never heard of Algiers Point?
It's located just across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter and is the only portion of New Orleans on the West Bank, or "Best Bank" as residents over there refer to it.
The best way to get to the Point is to take a quick ferry ride across the river. A $2 fee for pedestrians will transport you to a village-like setting only a short distance from the craziness of Bourbon Street.
Algiers Point is known as New Orleans' best kept secret for good reason - even many locals like myself haven't spent much time in the historic district. That's too bad because a morning or afternoon exploring can yield fabulous views of the New Orleans skyline and the river traffic, unexpected art like Mark's blown glass studio, neighborhood restaurants and bars, and 19th century architecture.
Learn about all this and more in today's show!
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