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Top 21 Neighborhood Amenities of West Riverside, New Orleans

West Riverside is a neighborhood in city of New Orleans, located on the “border” of the Mississippi river, which is also one of the greatest advantages of the neighborhood: its beautiful scape. The neighborhood is diverse and made to fit every hobby and every interest of its residents: here you have beautiful parks with playgrounds and dog areas, tennis courts, candy shops, bars, restaurants and so on. If you're looking for diversity and for the true spirit of New Orleans, welcome to West Riverside!

Whitney National Bank

Whitney National Bank is a regional community banking institution with its headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1883, it is the oldest continuously operating bank in Louisiana and a major player in the Gulf South banking industry. Whitney branches are distinguished by a characteristic clock, known as “Whitney clock”, used by the Bank as their symbol.
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Crescent City Veterinary Hospital

Crescent City Veterinary Hospital is a full-service small animal hospital located in New Orleans. As the neighborhood vet, they are striving to offer state-of-the-art medical and surgical care in a comfortable and convenient setting for your pet.

Appointment hours: Monday – Friday – 8am – 4pm (late pick-up until 6pm); Saturday – 9pm – noon; Overnight nursing care – 7 days a week
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Blue Frog Chocolates

Blue Frog Chocolate is a quaint nearly-100 year old cottage on Magazine Street in uptown New Orleans. It is a locally conceived, owned, and family-operated store, providing a unique and eclectic collection of interesting, delicious and high quality confections selected from all around the globe, for which they were acknowledged by the gourmet saavy New Orleanians, as the Best Candy Shop in Gambit's Weekly's annual “Best of New Orleans” survey, an honor won by the shop for 6 consecutive years.

Hours: Monday – Friday – 10am – 6pm; Saturday – 10am – 5pm; Sunday – 12pm - 5pm
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Taqueria Corona

Taqueria Corona is a local Mexican restaurant, serving the best taco in town! The secret of the locale is using all fresh ingredients. The menu offers diversity, expanding the image of tacos made only with ground beef, tomato, cheese and lettuce, to more adventurous versions of tacos and burritos made with pork, steak strips, shrimp, fish, tongue, chicken and chorizo. The atmosphere is also very cozy and nice. You will definitely want to visit again!
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GymMatrix

Gym Matrix is an excellent and affordable place to work out. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the place is rarely crowded, the hours are very flexible, meaning that you may work out at midnight if you want to, and the equipment is well-maintained, and you have personal TVs at every cardio machine. This gym is perfect for you if you have a tight schedule and truly value open-24-hours gyms.
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New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts is an institution dedicated to the advancement of the fine arts in the community. Later on it has incorporated as a non-profit institution, which also led to the substantial enlargement of its facilities at its present location. The Academy admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. The novice work alongside more advanced students in a spirit of cooperation and fellowship. Entrance requirements are none other than a desire to learn.
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Carol Robinson Gallery

Carol Robinson Gallery is located in a two story home in the heart of uptown New Orleans and represents regional and national artists since 1980. Here you can find works by well known Mississippi painters as Jere Allen and Robert Malone, and sculptor Ron Dale, the impeccable works by Japanese painter Masahiro Arai, and also a variety of three dimensional works. You can take your time and enjoy the diversity of works that the gallery has to offer in the relaxing atmosphere of a restored New Orleans 19th century building in one of the oldest cities with a distinctly European aesthetic.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday – 10am – 5pm; Monday by appointment, Closed Sunday and Wednesday
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Octavia Books

Octavia Books is a great local bookstore, located on Octavia Street, with an excellent selection and everything a reader wants and needs. You will walk in determined for a signing, and you will leave with Christmas gifts. The store is bright and organized, they have a large area of local books to choose from as well as an array of everything else. You might also note quite a bit of autographed books too.

Hours: Monday – Saturday – 10am – 6pm; Sunday – 12pm – 5pm
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Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math and Science is a public school in New Orleans serving 595 students in grades PK-6, and the application for it requires taking a test. The school provides transportation and extended care for its students. The staff is a family of parents, teachers and administrators who care about the success of every child who attends the school. Every year they make improvements to make the school a better environment for the kids. The foreign language taught at the school is Spanish, and they also have a school music band. The school has a rating of 8/10 on GreatSchools.
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A Girl Is A Gun

A Girl is a Gun is a New Orleans specialty vintage store, which is also the favorite rockability shop among the female locals. And the name is not the only thing cool about it. The inventory of the store seems everlasting. Here you can find lots of shirts, sweaters, pin up dresses, and all kinds of jewelry. It contains the most dashing vintage inspired outfits, and is sure to become a best friend to your style.

Hours: Monday – Saturday – 11am – 6pm; Sunday – 12pm – 5pm
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Tipitina's

Tipitina's promises to give you the night of your life. In this best-place-to-be-after-work you can listen to live music performed by famous, or soon-to-be famous bands, for a fair price. The local crowd that you find here is diverse and of all ages. The layout is simply perfect: the atmosphere is cozy and you're never too far from the stage. Not to mention the great quality of sound! Be sure to try the grilled brisket though, you'll love it. Long story short, this bar has become a New Orleans tradition and institution.
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La Boulangerie

La Boulangerie is a local French bakery home to the famous King Cake and the best baked goods in town, especially its quiche, buttermilk drops and almond croissant. All the pastries served are fresh and prepared from the highest quality products. You can get your coffee here as well. Not only the pastry, but also the friendly staff makes this place worth the while.

Hours: Monday – Saturday – 6am – 6pm; Sunday – 6:30am – 4pm
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Cafe Luna

Once you step in the detriment of Cafe Luna, you won't be able to tell it's actually a cafe. More likely, it is a nice looking house with a very cozy porch, where you can sit at a table, enjoy your coffee and watch the New Orleans-world go by. The priority of this place is to make and serve only the best coffee. The local crowd and the young ones are often spotted swinging by this place.

Hours: Monday – Sunday – 7am – 12am
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Rouses

Rouses is one of the best grocery stores in New Orleans. The place is very spacious and clean, with a wide selection of fresh and high quality products. Walking into Rouses is an experience you will never forget, thanks to its goods, of course, to the delicious ice-cream, to the stuffed cheesecake and many other things to choose from the deli selection.

Hours: Monday – Sunday – 7am – 11pm
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Winn-Dixie

Winn Dixie is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket in the United States. It has a dynamic history of a strong work ethics, determination and of course, a wide range of goods for you to explore and to enjoy. Some of its in-store services feature discount tickets, gift cards, money transfer and floral arrangement, from their floral shop with its beautiful pre-arranged bouquets and freshly cut flowers. In the store you will find lots of brands, local and foreign, and also some of the store's specialty ones.

Hours: Monday – Sunday – 6am – 12am
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F&M Patio Bar

Your encounter with the F&M Patio Bar will be love at first sight, it will become one of your all time favorite places. The outside looks like your every second regular bar, but once you step inside, you realize the uniqueness and the charm of the place. In the front room, you can dance on the pool covered table all night, and for a change of sight, go upstairs and continue dancing on the disco-like scene with its mesmerizing flashing lights. The true traditional bar can be discovered in the cheese fry room, where trying the cheese fries is a MUST. And you can always head out to the patio for a breath of fresh air.

Hours: Monday – Thursday – 7pm – 4am; Friday – Saturday – 7pm – 5:30am; Sunday – 7pm – 4am
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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market, America's Healthiest Grocery Store, seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, and bring them to you. They maintain their strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Besides that, they know how to bring excitement and fun in shopping for grocery, making it a healthy and enjoyable experience.
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Patois Restaurant

The Patois Restaurant embodies everything you would want in a New Orleans restaurant. Impeccable atmosphere, attentive and friendly staff, and amazing food. Most of the meals are French cuisine class. You can start with garlic fries with aoli, then continue with the Crispy Duck Confit Salad, and with the Mississippi Rabbit. And the handmade truffles will top this transcendent experience up. This restaurant is one of the top in the list of places you must hit in New Orleans. Though, you might want to make a reservation.
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Audubon Tennis Courts

Audubon Tennis courts have provided years of top notch results for players of all skills sets. And it doesn't only offer great playing and years of experience, but they also have a convenient and flexible lesson schedule, if you ever decide for a class in one of their ten exquisite tennis courts. The Audubon Tennis Courts are very accommodating, and offer all kinds of services at affordable prices.

Hours: Monday – Thursday – 8am – 7pm; Friday – 8am – 6pm; Saturday and Sunday – 8am – 5pm
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Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital of New Orleans is a non-profit children's hospital, offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient pediatric care, including: a Pediatric intensive care unit, Neonatal intensive care unit and a parenting education center. The hospital has its own power generator and was one of the few buildings which remained operational throughout Hurricane Katrina.
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Wisner Park and Playground

Wisner Park located in West Riverside, is a perfect place to spend your time with family, friends or your dog. The park's amenities include a baseball field, a basketball court, a playground for children and a dog run area. There are plenty of benches if you want to rest and also trees to stay in the shade on a sunny day. There is also a water system in place to keep all the dogs hydrated.
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Top 21 Neighborhood Amenities of West Riverside, New Orleans