More pimps and niggas than you can imagine.
Was built by the French on absolutely the worst location possible--hurricane country below sea level and in heavily marshed land between the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain.
It is among the poorest cities in the United States.
Highest murder rate in the country almost every other year. The murder rate was as high as 88 per 100,000 pepole in 1994, but is usually closer to 40 (the nation's average is 6-7 per 100,000)