Robert Morris

Sep 252015
 

Surveillance photo provided to Uptown Messenger.

Surveillance photo provided to Uptown Messenger.

The man believed to be responsible for five separate robberies around Napoleon and Prytania streets is concealing his shotgun in a bag normally used for a camping-style chair as he rides a bicycle around the neighborhood, New Orleans police say. Continue reading »

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Sep 252015
 
The houses at 1020 and 1032 Upperline Street. (Graphic by UptownMessenger.com, images via nola.gov)

The houses at 1020 and 1032 Upperline Street. (Graphic by UptownMessenger.com, images via nola.gov)

After the City Council approved the demolition of a pair of Upperline Street homes last week, a group of neighbors are hoping to find more ways both to monitor demolition requests and hopefully to help owners preserve historic houses before they succumb to neglect. Continue reading »

Sep 232015
 
Two NOPD patrol units confer on Milan Street after speaking to witnesses near the Milan Lounge. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two NOPD patrol units confer on Milan Street after speaking to witnesses near the Milan Lounge. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

The two robberies on Milan Street on Tuesday night bring the total number of cases to five associated with a suspect wielding a double-barreled shotgun in the blocks around Napoleon Avenue and Prytania Street, New Orleans police said Wednesday. Continue reading »

Sep 222015
 
Police investigate an armed robbery in the 900 block of Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police investigate an armed robbery in the 900 block of Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two people were robbed within moments of one another Tuesday night in nearby blocks of Milan Street, in what appears to be the third night in a week’s time in which the suspect was armed with a shotgun, witnesses and New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Sep 222015
 
A rendering of the condo building proposed at 225 State Street. (rendering by Harry Baker Smith architects, via nola.gov)

A rendering of the condo building proposed at 225 State Street. (rendering by Harry Baker Smith architects, via nola.gov)

A new condo building on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District received approval from city planners on Tuesday, but a larger condo project intended to replace an apartment complex at State Street and Tchoupitoulas was recommended for denial — and city officials are still waiting on more information about the redevelopment of the former Sara Mayo hospital in the Irish Channel and another development at the major intersection of Washington and South Jeff Davis in Gert Town.

All together, the projects represent 500 new condo and apartment units in neighborhoods around the Uptown area.

Architect John Williams discusses a condo proposed for 2400 St. Charles Avenue before the City Planning Commission. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Architect John Williams discusses a condo proposed for 2400 St. Charles Avenue before the City Planning Commission. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Sep 222015
 
A rendering of the proposed redevelopment of the Audubon Hotel on St. Charles Avenue. (image by Coleman Partners Archictects, via audubonstcharles.com)

A rendering of the proposed redevelopment of the Audubon Hotel on St. Charles Avenue. (image by Coleman Partners Archictects, via audubonstcharles.com)

The redevelopment wave across the Lower Garden District is continuing quickly, as residents heard plans Monday night for a new hotel on St. Charles Avenue, a new restaurant space on Constance Street and two new condo projects on Magazine Street and Jackson Avenue. Continue reading »

Sep 212015
 

A man sitting on his porch on in the River Garden area was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening, and another man had his motorcycle taken from him by an armed assailant on Pine Street, New Orleans police said.

Around 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, a man in his 50s was sitting on a porch in the 500 block of Adele Street (near St. Thomas Street) when a vehicle drove up, and a man with a gun jumped out, according to the initial NOPD report. The gunman went through the victim’s pockets, took $300 in cash, then left, the report states.

At nearly the same time, a man in his 20s parked a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle in his driveway in the 2900 block of Pine Street (near Fig Street) when a man with a gun emerged from the side of the house, according to the NOPD reprot in that case. The gunman ordered the victim to unlock the motorcycle and roll it into the street, then “threatened to come back and kill victim if he called the police,” the report states. The gunman then left on Pine Street toward Earhart, the report states.

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.