The corner of Freret and Napoleon will once again become a hub of holiday shopping and free music today and next Saturday, with the monthly Freret Market followed by the annual Freretstivus sale.
As investigators learn more about the life of a ‘well-known, well-liked’ woman whose body was found stuffed in a trash can in Central City the day before Thanksgiving, they say that a tip from the community could be key to finding her killer.
Magazine Street touts itself as “one of New Orleans’ premier shopping and entertainment districts,” so when developers presented a plan this week to convert a vacant Blockbuster Video at the edge of the Garden District into a new CVS pharmacy, they can hardly have been surprised by the lackluster reaction from residents.
“We don’t need another store to go buy gum and beer,” said Constance Street resident Mindy Decker, noting that another Walgreens is already a few blocks away and suggesting CVS consider Tchoupitoulas instead.
Two men were wounded in Broadmoor and another man was killed in Central City in separate shootings Wednesday afternoon, and New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in one case and a car allegedly used in the other, authorities said.
Jonah Bascle, the 28-year-old local comedian ran for mayor as a platform to bring attention to New Orleans’ lack of accessibility for the disabled, died Tuesday morning of complications relating to muscular dystrophy — but friends and supporters vowed to ensure both his love of good humor and his activism to improve the city live on.
The 2000 block of Coliseum Street — between Josephine and St. Andrew streets — will be closed today (Wednesday, Dec.) to through-traffic for repairs to a leaking water main, a day after the problem was described in an Uptown Messenger opinion column.
Nearly seven decades after Martin Wine Cellar first opened on Baronne Street in 1946, the beloved Uptown grocery and deli is finally just days away from returning to its original location with a re-opening planned for next week, just in time for the holiday season.
When Southern Rep opens its production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at Loyola University this week, tickets sold for preview shows Wednesday and Thursday will benefit Children’s Hospital.
With little more than a a day of voting remaining, St. Michael Special School in the Irish Channel is in the lead to win a $10,000 event from Windsor Court hotel.
Rich Talarico, a producer of “Key & Peele” on Comedy Central and former writer for Saturday Night Live, is performing tonight (Sunday, Nov. 30) at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street.
Three runaway teenage girls have been reported missing from a residence in the Garden District, New Orleans police said.
An unidentified woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in a garbage can in an alleyway that runs behind several homes on Danneel Street in Central City, New Orleans police say.
Construction on Napoleon Avenue may have cost Uptown’s annual blues festival both its Magazine Street location and its name this year, but the rechristened Second District Blues Fest still maintains its lineup of top local performers and its purpose of supporting Uptown police officers.
Less than two months ago, the weeds in the vacant lot the corner of Foucher and South Saratoga Street grew as high as the shoulders of the police officers who gathered there for an anti-crime march following the second of three fatal shootings there this year.
Today, the overgrowth is gone, replaced by construction workers preparing the site for a collection of new homes that will be placed on the market early next year for approximately $2 million. The developer of the property, Bo Pennington, and the long-suffering neighbors hope for an even more dramatic transformation: that of one of Uptown New Orleans’ most violent spots into a new nexus for neighborhood revitalization.
After eluding police for more than a year, the suspect in an execution-style murder on Prytania Street was arrested late last month on the highway in rural Georgia.
The most recent in a rash of robberies at businesses along South Claiborne Avenue hit the new Subway restaurant on Tuesday evening, New Orleans police said.