Get my boy Corkfather in here to tell you about Gentilly.
Don't mean to bump some old shite but I feel I've earned the right to speak on this...
To be honest with you I'd still live in some areas of Gentilly.
You've also got to remember we were in one of the badder areas and it was early '10.
It's NOLA man, if you don't pay attention someone will take advantage of you. The same thing that happened to us could have and has happened everywhere in New Orleans, from Lakeview to Uptown.
I'd look closer to Holy Cross. I went there when it was in the Lower 9 and that's the real hood. The neighborhood around HC was always much more chill and hardly ever had major crimes.