New Orleans officials are cracking down on hurricane-themed tours, saying buses damage newly paved streets and cross the line into disaster voyeurism. After years of loosely enforcing a ban on motor coaches in the Lower Ninth, the police are turning back tours and fined one company $150.
It has been a balancing act for a city that depends on nine million tourists a year, many curious to see the recovery firsthand. But seven years later, patience is wearing thin.
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