Robert Morris

May 092017
 

A map of roadwork scheduled in the Audubon areas starting in early 2018. Solid blue is a road surface repaving; red is replacing concrete sections; pink and purple are smaller spot repairs, and dotted lines are utility work. (via roadwork.nola.gov)

The city of New Orleans is in the process of launching a $2.4 billion project to repair the most heavily damaged streets in neighborhoods all over New Orleans over the next eight years, but Carrollton residents asked pointedly Monday night whether plans so far over the horizon have any chance of becoming a reality. Continue reading »

May 082017
 

Maple Street Book Shop owner Gladin Scott looks up behind a pile of books in October 2016. The store will close in June, he announced today.
(UptownMessenger.com file photo by Dannielle Garcia, Loyola Student News Service).

(photo via Maple Street Book Shop)

After 53 years in business, Maple Street Book Shop will close its doors for the final time on June 17, the owners announced Monday morning. Continue reading »

May 082017
 

See that bright orange parking ticket on the window? The city says this Land Rover is blocking a driveway — even though the driveway has long since been replaced by the building addition instead. (photo by Owen Courreges for UptownMessenger.com)

Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

You won’t find many people in New Orleans who have much good to say about the Parking Enforcement Division of Public Works. Meter Maids seem to generate a never-ending litany of complaints, the vast majority of which appear well-founded.

A couple of weeks ago I was confronted with a prime example of this phenomenon. I noticed an old Land Rover parked across the street with a ticket in the windshield. Since the Land Rover was legally parked, I was curious what the ticket said. Continue reading »

May 052017
 

Crescent City Comics will be giving away special issues of Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Who, the Legend of Zelda, Archie Comics, and many more at its Calhoun Street location on Saturday as part of the national Free Comic Books Day promotion, and Mid-City Pizza’s new Uptown expansion will be joining the party with discounted slices. Continue reading »

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May 052017
 

Dwayne Davis (via NOPD)

A man found with a gun during a traffic stop Thursday in Hollygrove was arrested and charged under a state law prohibiting possession of a firearm by anyone convicted of domestic abuse, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 052017
 

(via Casa Borrega on Facebook)

Casa Borrega restaurant will start its annual Cinco de Mayo block party on O.C. Haley at 4 p.m. today with Latin-influenced electronic music, followed by Fredy Omar later in the evening. The restaurant’s owners also took the opportunity to remind party-goers of the celebration’s roots in Mexican history. Continue reading »

May 042017
 

(map via NOPD)

One woman was beaten in the face with a gun in an armed-robbery attempt on LaSalle Street on Wednesday afternoon, and a teen girl was stabbed in another case that involved a robbery, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 032017
 

A rendering of the front entrance of Children’s Hospital on Henry Clay after renovations are complete in 2020. (image via Children’s Hospital)

Children’s Hospital has begun construction on the new parking garage on its newly acquired State Street campus, launching the first phase of what will eventually be a dramatic transformation of the institution’s profile on Henry Clay Avenue, officials told neighbors Wednesday night. Continue reading »

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May 032017
 

(map via NOPD)

A group of associated suspects is likely behind not only an armed robbery on Broadway Street and a home invasion on Zimpel Street earlier this week, but also a previous pair of similar cases at a home on Pine Street, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 032017
 

New Orleans city officials held a celebratory groundbreaking Tuesday for the Keller Community Center, which will provide afterschool programs and fitness classes at the city of a former fire station on Magnolia Street in Central City. Continue reading »

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