Less than two months ago, the weeds in the vacant lot the corner of Foucher and South Saratoga Street grew as high as the shoulders of the police officers who gathered there for an anti-crime march following the second of three fatal shootings there this year. Today, the overgrowth is gone, replaced by construction workers [...]
A proposal to renovate a blighted Carrollton storefront into a commercial kitchen expanded into far broader discussion Tuesday of how the rapid rate of development in New Orleans affects the city’s long-time residents, but officials ultimately decided that those societal issues can’t be saddled onto an individual business owner and voted in favor of the [...]
As the start of construction nears on a new community center funded by a state investment of more than $1 million, members of the Carrollton neighborhood remain apprehensive about the organization chosen to operate it — despite repeated assurances from officials that this is the most effective use of the land and the money moving [...]
As contractors have begun digging deep underneath South Claiborne, Jefferson, Napoleon and now Louisiana avenues to install new drainage ditches, Uptown New Orleans residents have asked pointed questions prior to each project about what the neutral ground will look like when the projects are finally done over the next three years. On Tuesday night, those [...]
Prosecutors are using Louisiana’s repeat-offender laws to create potential sentences so high for criminal defendants that they have no choice but to plead guilty, potentially depriving them of the right to a fair trial, three candidates for Criminal District Court agreed Monday night.
Construction work at Lusher Charter School’s Willow Street campus will not start this fall as originally planned, school officials said this weekend.
In March, two women were caught in the crossfire of a gun battle on South Saratoga Street that left them both dead. Earlier this month, gunfire broke out again, and the victim staggered through the same Foucher Street intersection before collapsing and dying a block away. Neighbors have long complained about the violence and lawlessness [...]
If you like navigating around the drainage projects on Napoleon, Jefferson and South Claiborne avenues — or if, more likely, you don’t — get ready: Louisiana Avenue is next. The $82.6 million installation of a box canal on Louisiana Avenue from South Claiborne to Constance Street — a sister project of sorts to similar efforts [...]
A portion of two Central City streets could be renamed in honor of two prominent pastors who recently died, after positive votes Tuesday by the City Planning Commission in spite of some members’ concerns about the process for changing street names in New Orleans.
A proposal to add a restaurant at the Magnolia Mansion hotel on Prytania Street drew such vehement opposition from Garden District-area neighbors on Tuesday afternoon that the City Planning Commission overruled their own staffers to recommend against the project.
American Horror Story’s Naomi Grossman and local comedian D.J. Dougg Pound will be performing at the 8th Annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, which begins Wednesday evening at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street.
A woman was fatally shot Tuesday morning on Willow Street, barely a block from the busy intersection of Louisiana Avenue and South Claiborne, New Orleans police said.
The Lyons Center will hold free painting workshops for people of all ages on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week, according to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.
Now, members of the association are carrying her legacy forward, marrying that love of parades with her quest to build shade structures in the neighborhood’s park by creating a new “Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou” that plans to roll through the Irish Channel starting in 2016.
Author’s Note: Owen is inconsolable this week after the passing of yet another needless, paternalistic ordinance by the New Orleans City Council. Following a mental breakdown, Owen now believes himself to be Bland Landers, an imaginary cantankerous brother of noted advice columnist Ann Landers. Thus, the following advice column will run today in place of Owen’s usual rantings.
My husband and I recently moved in next to a longstanding juke joint, and as we anticipated, it’s far too noisy. Adding insult to this complete absence of injury, they’re also having music more often that they used to because the bar has become more successful (which also means more people loitering around, which makes me nervous for reasons I usually discuss in vague, coded language). I’ve called the police out several times without warning to harass them, but nothing ever gets done. What do I do?
– Batty in the Bywater
Celebrating the return to the original Martin’s location!
3827 Baronne Street at the corner of Peniston and Baronne
Martin Wine Cellar presents a week-long celebration in honor of the Grand Opening of the Baronne Street store and the 25th anniversary of the Metairie store from January 26th through February 1st ,2015. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and great prices on spirits and wine all week long! Martin’s renowned deli menu items will be 25% off at the Metairie and Baronne Street locations, including wines by the glass, salads, sandwiches, and chef-inspired menu items during lunch and dinner*.
Early Sunday morning, runners from across the country ran New Orleans’ annual Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon. The run began downtown on Poydras, uptown to St. Charles, down to Decatur in the French Quarter and up Esplanade to finish in City Park. Runners had the option to run a full or a half marathon.
The Transportation Security Administration confiscated 30 guns — 26 of which were loaded — from passengers’ carry-on bags at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in 2014, but they seized as much as four times more from other airports around the region, according to a series of recent reports.
The Coliseum Square Association is seeking volunteers to help with its annual breakfast and snacks for the Sixth District New Orleans Police officers to thank them for their service during Mardi Gras.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will once again fill St. Charles Avenue with up to 16,000 runners on Sunday morning, as well as four music stages to entertain them on the journey.
Two high-concept restaurants planned for Uptown New Orleans — the Lula micro-distillery slated for the Halpern’s building on St. Charles Avenue, and a project on Magazine Street by the owners of Maysville in New York City — both won easy approval from the New Orleans City Council on Thursday afternoon.
Children can decorate doughnut king cakes and learn about the history of the traditional Mardi Gras dessert Saturday morning at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, with free admission for Louisiana families.
City crews are working to repair a damaged hydrant in the Riverbend area, but residents and businesses will experience low water pressure in the meantime, officials said Friday morning.