Mardi Gras 2016

City Hall says Mardi Gras was bigger, safer — though parking violations spiked 65 percent

Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER --  The Krewe of Proteus parades on Napoleon Ave in New Orleans, Monday, February 8, 2016. The second-oldest parading krewe, the Krewe of Proteus has 230 men and 20 floats with the theme "The Hindu Heavens."

The first available stats on this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations point to a bigger and safer Carnival season. The city and tourism officials are still crunching the data, but early estimates suggest the number of tourists ticked up this year even as reports of crimes in the French Quarter and along parade routes… Continue reading →

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