The New Orleans Police Department responded to a four-alarm fire Friday morning in a residence on St. Charles Avenue near First Street.
In New Orleans during the late 19th and early 20th century, a form of artistic expression emerged. It emphasized improvisation and individual expression, and it gave voice to talented individuals whose voices had traditionally been repressed.
It’s not what you may think. As well as jazz music, that description can apply to Newcomb pottery.
A permanent display of Newcomb products in the new Commons building on Tulane’s Uptown campus now makes them more accessible to the general public as well as students.
The Prytania Theatre may be a single-screen movie house in a multiplex world, but there is one movie-house trend it does want to join: serving alcohol.
The treasured Uptown institution got one step closer to that goal this week with approval from the City Planning Commission of a zoning change that could allow the theater to add adult beverages to its menu of drinks and snacks.
The City Planning Commission gave its support Tuesday to allowing Kevin Chaouat, a former Xavier University tennis player and now a coach at Xavier, to establish a tennis club to the Dixon area.
The City Council had voted Thursday, Nov. 7, to approve an amendment to Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance that allows country clubs in residential neighborhoods. The tennis center is classified as a “country club” for zoning purposes. The City Council now has to revisit the issue, to vote on allowing Chaouat’s project as a conditional use.
Chaouat has said he wants to create a tennis center that is a place for play and instruction at all levels, from beginner to professional. The business plan for his New Orleans Racquet Club includes accessibility for Dixon community members, particularly children.
Coast Roast Coffee Shops is opening a new, stand-alone location Uptown on Magazine Street. The shop is ready for a Friday, Oct. 18, opening, owner Kevin Pedeaux said.
The Coast Roast brand has been served for the past decade in businesses around town, and from its coffee shops in two of the city’s markets.
A new addition will soon join the mix of restaurants along Freret Street. This one will offer all-natural handmade pies, both sweet and savory.
Molly’s Rise and Shine, the quirky Magazine Street breakfast spot run by one of the city’s rising culinary stars, appeared to be on its way to getting a liquor license approved Thursday. It had the backing of the City Planning Commission as well as a crowd of enthusiastic supporters, who packed the Council Chambers for a hearing and City Council vote.
The seven Democratic candidates for Rep. Neil Abramson’s seat in the Louisiana Capitol representing House District 98 were mostly in agreement at a forum on Monday night, addressing issues such as Medicaid expansion, civil rights and criminal justice reform. The public education system in New Orleans, however, brought out some differences among the candidates.
Max Hayden Chiz, Kea Sherman, Marion “Penny” Freistadt, Carlos Zervigon, Ravi Sangisetty, Aimee Adatto Freeman and Evan Bergeron took the stage at the St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church for a forum and debate held by the Carrollton Area Network, a coalition of neighborhood organizations along Carrollton Avenue.
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.”