Traditionally, Rex and Comus meet only once a year on Mardi Gras, but 65 years ago this month, the Mardi Gras monarchs stood side by side in a parade honoring a visit to the city by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to mark the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Read more

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Piazza d'Italia, an architectural highlight in downtown New Orleans. Located between Poydras and Lafayette streets, the outdoor plaza was conceived by leaders of New Orleans' Italian-American community as a public tribute to the contributions of It… Read more

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Lucky Dogs, the hot dogs sold from iconic wiener-shaped carts on the streets of the French Quarter. The business, which is headquartered on Gravier Street in the Central Business District, was founded in 1948 by the Loyacano brothers — Steve and Erasmu… Read more