Before evacuating from Katrina, Bobbie Jennings (right) lived next door to her twin sister, Gloria Williams, in the public housing that existed on the same site as Harmony Oaks in New Orleans. While Jennings likes the actual apartment, she says she is unhappy with the new development because the new apartments do not provide the same sense of community as before. Katie Hayes/NPR hide caption

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The slogan "Trenton Makes, The World Takes" spans the Lower Trenton Bridge above the Delaware River. Author Janet Evanovich grew up in South River, N.J., and chose to set her best-selling thriller in the neighborhoods of Trenton. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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