I Want To Help The City Of New Orleans in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana Posted October 8, 2005 I was planning to visit for Mardi Gras like I have for the past two years. I'm sure it won't be as big but I'm sure it will be there. I suspect that a large part of the cleanup will be done. I'm deeply concerned that the place will be rid of all the poor. They made that city unique and made the French Quarter thrive. Even if the poor don't visit the Quarter they're the cultural power house for the area. I'm afraid the Quarter will become another soulless Disneyland.