A Lower Garden District property owner’s appeal to regain his short-term rental licenses was spurned by the Board of Zoning Adjustments this week, giving an indication of the city’s stand on grandfathering in short-term rentals.
A man broke into a 27-year-old woman’s Lower Garden District home Thursday night, forced her into the bathroom, threatened her, ordered her not to move and demanded money, the New Orleans Police Department reported.
She told him she didn’t have any cash, so he ransacked the home before leaving with her cellphone. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of St. Andrew Street at about 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, the NOPD report states.
After tracing the victim’s iPhone to Philip Street, police arrested Leonard Preston, 49, shortly after it was reported stolen on Thursday.
The owner of Faubourg Wine Shop in the Marigny has been looking for a second location, and she may have found it Uptown on a Dryades Street corner.
Wine shop proprietor Catherine James said she likes the largely residential nature of the spot at 4601 Dryades, between Napoleon and Jefferson avenues. “The type of store that I run is a community store,” said James, who has been holding neighborhood meetings to gauge the response to the store, a requirement of the City Planning Commission’s approval process.
A proposed tennis club in the Dixon area was well-received Tuesday by the City Planning Commission, but it could take a more circuitous route to approval than the developer had planned.
Cars again filled neutral grounds as commuters again navigated their routes to avoid flooded streets on Monday, when 3 to 5 inches of rain fell in a matter of hours. And again, cars stalled, traffic slowed or stopped, and businesses flooded despite sandbag barricades.
There’s no stopping the rain, but the city is preparing a major flood-control initiative, Ramsey Green, the mayor’s top aide for infrastructure, told Uptown Messenger last week.
Conseco’s Markets is leasing the former drugstore building at South Carrollton Avenue and Oak Street with plans to open a grocery store.
As Barry made landfall today as a Category 1 and then weakened to a tropical storm, the mayor and other city officials told residents to stay the course because the worst may be yet to come.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for New Orleans.
“To quote the Weather Service, this is just a really weird storm,” City Council President Helena Moreno said during a Saturday press conference. “But because of that, it could be building. Later tonight, we could feel a bigger impact. Don’t let your guard down yet.”
For the past six months or so, Molly’s Rise and Shine on Magazine Street in the Irish Channel has been charming patrons with its inventive take on morning cuisine. Now, alongside the dash of irony and generous serving of millennial nostalgia, the popular spot is on its way to serving booze to wash down the Whirled Peas on Toast or Grand Slam McMuffin.
The City Council last week approved the zoning change that will allow a wellness center in the former Norwegian Seamen’s Church, while promising to add some requirements for the business and property owners.
The wellness center will be owned and operated by three sisters, Diana Fisher, Deborah Peters and Kendall Wininger, who are Lower Garden District residents. It will include offices for physicians and therapists, a health club with fitness classes in the former chapel and in the outdoor pool, and a carryout health-food restaurant.
Five suspects linked to a wave of armed carjackings and other violent crimes have been taken into custody by New Orleans police, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Wednesday.
Cornell Sparkman, 18, and a juvenile, 16, face charges in multiple armed carjackings and shootings. Sparkman, the 16-year-old and a 15-year-old are also linked to a triple shooting in Hollygrove. A third juvenile, 17, faces a single charge in one of the carjackings.
Plans for a wellness center in the former Norwegian Seamen’s Church on Prytania Street won the approval of the City Planning Commission last week, despite a recommendation from the staff planners to deny a required zoning change.
The center is the brainchild of Diana Fisher, Deborah Peters and Kendall Wininger, three sisters who live in the Lower Garden District. “The idea was born out of one sister’s need during a serious illness,” Peters told the City Planning Commission. “Her treatment required her to drive around town seeking help from different practitioners.”
The city’s overhaul of short-term rental regulations, passed by the City Council on Thursday, will restrict the tourist accommodations in residential areas. In the Garden District, however, they will be completely banned, with the passage of an amendment to the sweeping regulations.
A 20th century complex of buildings in a district revered for its 19th century architecture was given official landmark status Wednesday by the Historic District Landmarks Commission.
Designed and constructed in 1968, the Norwegian Seamen’s Church held its last service on Christmas Eve 2018. It then changed to secular hands, and its new owners are planning a wellness center.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orleans board voted Monday to submit a letter of interest to acquire the soon-to-be-closed McNair campus in the Carrollton neighborhood.
The ReNEW charter system was operating two programs at the former Ronald G. McNair Elementary School at 1607 S. Carrollton Ave.: a pre-kindergarten program and a therapeutic day program for children with behavioral disorders.
The Lower Garden District Association is hosting a volunteer “Park Work Day” in Coliseum Square Park this Saturday at 10 a.m.