This week’s tropical storm Cindy is just the latest example that the New Orleans region and the entire Gulf Coast must become better at living with water rather than merely struggling to defeat it. From powerful waves breaking over the sea walls on Lakeshore Drive and in Covington to flooding caused by storm surge in Venetian Isles, Myrtle Grove and Grand Isle, we must employ what the Dutch call “inventive urbanism” to make our towns and cities more resilient.
By Canela Lopez
The owners of the former Zara’s location on Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District still plan to move forward with their plan for a new neighborhood grocery there, but need to rezone the property in order to proceed, they told neighbors Monday night.
A Power Coalition of community organizations will hold a listening session in Central City about issues facing the community. The Power Coalition session will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Antiques on Jackson’s two distinctive spaces are owned by husband and wife, Simon and Maria, who are always excited to welcome visitors. In the store, the walls and ceilings are filled with beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces with unique stories that transport you to different times.
The open-air art courtyard is home to local artist Simon of New Orleans whose iconic hand-painted pieces and signs can be spotted all around town.
Shopkeeper: Simon and Maria
Shop: Antiques on Jackson and Simon of New Orleans
Police have identified a 53-year-old man as the suspect in the robbery and stabbing of an Oak Street restaurant employee, and are hoping the public can help locate him.
The words cut deep in the black community. On Friday, Officer Jeronimo Yanez, a policeman in St. Anthony, Minnesota, was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile.
Five people were wounded in four separate shootings on Saturday and Sunday in Uptown neighborhoods from Annunciation Street through Central City and up to Airline Highway, New Orleans police said.
On Thursday, June 22, LCIA is hosting a workshop for the construction industry, “Opportunities for Contractors in Stormwater Management.” The event will be co-hosted by the Urban Conservancy and StayLocal. The issue of stormwater management—what we do with rainwater when it hits the ground—is an important issue in New Orleans.
During the day-long class, attendees will learn about:
- The history of stormwater management in New Orleans
- The paradigm shift toward green infrastructure and new building practices
- New city ordinances and codes that require water management to be considered on new construction
- Available building materials and products that are used in green infrastructure
- The increasing demand for green infrastructure
The Victorian coffeehouse on Nashville and Magazine Street predates the nearby chains by over twenty-five years. Café Luna is more than a neighborhood hangout; it’s become an Uptown fixture. Well known for its hip vibe, superior coffee, and Eastlake corner porch, it’s also a restaurant.
After one man was gunned down Thursday night on South Carrollton Avenue, another man was shot to death about 20 minutes later in a related shooting in Treme, New Orleans police said.
The Rev. Myron Jones, O.M.C, an ordained minister who facilitates a weekly study group in Lake Charles, La., and lectures widely about the landmark tome, “A Course in Miracles,” will conduct an afternoon workshop, “The Three Steps to Awakening,” on Saturday, June 17.
The workshop will take place from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, located at 3722 St. Charles Ave. The fee is $75.
By Canela Lopez
A bridge connecting two buildings at the Race & Religious wedding venue become a point of contention at Thursday’s New Orleans City Council meeting when a dispute over Historic District Landmarks Commission regulations broke out.