Robert Morris

Mar 172014
 
Architect's rendering of the LaSalle school on Perrier redeveloped into condominiums (via lasallenola.com)

Architect’s rendering of the LaSalle school on Perrier redeveloped into condominiums (via lasallenola.com)

All 12 condominium units in the former LaSalle School building on Perrier street have sold out at prices up to $3 million before the development even opens, showing the strength of the market for luxury homes in Uptown New Orleans, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. “The average home price in New Orleans increased by 15% this January compared to a year ago,” the report notes, and in 2012, fully 8 percent of the city’s population had been here less than a year.

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Mar 172014
 
A map of results in the City Council At-Large race. Areas shaded dark green show precincts where Jason Williams improved his results by 25 percent or more. (map by Brian Denzer; click for larger PDF)

A map of results in the City Council At-Large race. Areas shaded dark green show precincts where Jason Williams improved his results by 25 percent or more. (map by Brian Denzer; click for larger PDF)

Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Although voter turnout decreased by 20,000 people in Saturday’s runoff election, Jason Williams actually increased his vote total by nearly 10,000 votes to secure his landslide victory — especially in precincts that Cynthia Hedge-Morrell had initially won in the Feb. 1 primary, an analysis of voting data shows. Continue reading »

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Mar 162014
 

Susan Guidry

Susan Guidry

The New Orleans City Council is seeking to place Councilwoman Susan Guidry on a new working group formed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration to consider building issues at the Orleans Parish Prison, according to a report by Della Hasselle at our sister site, MidCityMessenger.com. The Council continues to discuss which auxiliary buildings can be used for special-needs inmates at the jail after the new main building opens in May, the report states.

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Mar 162014
 

The Lower Garden District watering hole Bridge Lounge will become the “Barrel Proof” bar next month under new ownership, the new Carrollton Market restaurant in the Riverbend is slated to open this week, and the Popeyes on Magazine and Artz Bagels have both closed unexpectedly, in recent dining news. Continue reading »

Mar 162014
 
(via Louisiana Secretary of State's office)

(via Louisiana Secretary of State’s office)

In Saturday’s runoffs, Jason Williams won the At-Large seat on the City Council and Sheriff Marlin Gusman was also re-elected, each winning with roughly two-thirds of the vote, and in the closest race of the evening, Jeff Rouse was elected coroner.

Meanwhile, the controversial tax for the Audubon Nature Institute was rejected by voters by a two-to-one margin. Continue reading »

Mar 152014
 

An illustration of problems with the steel beams at Audubon's Broadway campus. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

An illustration of problems with the steel beams at Audubon’s Broadway campus. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Audubon Charter School’s return to its Broadway Street campus has been pushed back a year to 2015 as school officials continue investigation construction issues there, the school board learned Saturday morning. Continue reading »

Mar 142014
 
Police examine a shotgun recovered from the scene of a fatal shooting on South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police examine a shotgun recovered from the scene of a fatal shooting on South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man wielding a shotgun was shot to death Friday night, police said, outside from a South Claiborne Avenue bar at Louisiana Avenue that has been the site of deadly shootings at least twice before in recent memory. Continue reading »

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Mar 142014
 
A rider in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day parade prepares to throw a cabbage to the crowd. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

A rider in the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade prepares to throw a cabbage to the crowd. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

(via stpatricksdayneworleans.com)

(via stpatricksdayneworleans.com)

The Irish Channel will throw its biggest party of the year Saturday, when the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade rolls and long-standing block parties hit the streets. Continue reading »

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Mar 142014
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

Tracy Hosler (via opcso.org)

Tracy Hosler (via opcso.org)

Jimmy Rogers (via opcso.org)

Jimmy Rogers (via opcso.org)

A fugitive from Tennessee on an alleged robbery spree in New Orleans last weekend that ended with his capture by a Gentilly store clerk is suspected in two robbery attempts in Uptown, one on the upper end of Magazine Street and the other in the Garden District, authorities said. Continue reading »

Mar 132014
 
Police officers surround the intersection of Foucher and South Saratoga Streets, where there people were injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police officers surround the intersection of Foucher and South Saratoga Streets, where there people were injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two women were each shot several times and a man was shot in the foot Thursday afternoon on South Saratoga Street in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Mar 132014
 

The International School of Louisiana'a Camp Street campus.

The International School of Louisiana’a Camp Street campus.

In a conversation that will be very familiar to parents, the International School of Louisiana is again exploring a wide range of options to ease the overcrowding at its Camp Street campus — from reducing the number of students it accepts each year to leaving the site altogether.

“[Facilities] is one of our biggest issues, as it is for many other charter schools,” said ISL board chair Matthew Amoss during the school’s monthly board meeting Wednesday. “We’re always cramped for space, and we always have way too many people wanting to come to ISL, more than we have spots.” Continue reading »

Mar 132014
 
An image of the suspect in an armed robbery at American Apparel last week on Magazine Street. (via NOPD)

An image of the suspect in an armed robbery at American Apparel last week on Magazine Street. (via NOPD)

An image of a robbery suspect from the Denver Police Department. (via NOPD)

An image of a robbery suspect from the Denver Police Department. (via NOPD)

A man who robbed the American Apparel on Magazine Street last week bears a striking resemblance to the suspect in robberies at two of the companies other stores in San Francisco and Denver, New Orleans police say, and may have robbed a Walmart in Kenner afterward. Continue reading »

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Mar 122014
 

By Clark Thompson

If you live in Uptown New Orleans, you’ve probably had the misfortune of driving on Octavia street in the past few months. The US Army Corp’s SELA project effectively closes Jefferson Avenue, and ends up sending lots of traffic onto Octavia, and the wear and tear of additional use is destroying the street. And the street is destroying cars, but that’s already been covered. Continue reading »

Mar 122014
 

Darren K. Holmes (via NOPD)

Darren K. Holmes (via NOPD)

Joshua Hogan

Joshua Hogan

Timothy Hartford

Timothy Hartford

One of the suspects in the gang rape of a home-health nurse in Central City was sentenced to 40 years on a guilty plea; two men convicted of looting during Hurricane Isaac received 20-year sentences, and the jury deadlocked in the manslaughter trial of a man accused of stabbing his lover to death, according to recent reports. Continue reading »

Mar 122014
 
Lindsay Hellwig, a co-owner of the Courtyard Brewery, speaks to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon.

Lindsay Hellwig, a co-owner of the Courtyard Brewery, speaks to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon. (via nolacitycouncil.com)

courtyard brewery logoAfter fielding detailed questions about parking, floor plans, dumpsters, gates, curb cuts, trees, sidewalks and deliveries on Tuesday, the owners of the Courtyard Brewery received approval for a new “nanobrewery” in the Lower Garden District from the City Planning Commission, with the outdoor seating allowed that the name implies.

The commission did not give the Courtyard Brewery permission for live music, however, so they hope to make the case for that when their request heads to the City Council in the next month. Continue reading »