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Nov 102018
 

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I’m Joe Gerrity, local businessman, investor and Real Estate Broker. For my monthly “Yo Joe!” column, I’ll be answering your real estate questions as well as providing market information and housing statistics.

I believe the main responsibilities of a Realtor are to add value and facilitate mutually beneficial transactions, and through this column I hope to help the New Orleans community make more informed decisions about their housing future.

Yo Joe! What do rising interest rates mean for the housing market?

Generally speaking, it’s not great. While still not too far from historical lows, and definitely below the 30-year average, rates are rising across the board. From single and multi-family, to commercial and renovation loans, the cost to borrow money is going up. It’s increasing the cost to own homes, and in most cases, that is detrimental to a buyer’s ability to buy a home. There will be less buyers qualified to buy certain properties, and it may very well price certain people out of their preferred area. Continue reading »

Nov 092018
 
First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church buildings (via First Presbyterian Church)

The First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans—second oldest Protestant church in New Orleans—turns 200 this year. The church will celebrate both its own history and the history of the Presbyterian Church in the city with a festive weekend of events on Nov. 10 and 11.

via First Presbyterian Church

Festivities will begin on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a Birthday Bash for all ages at the church, located at 5401 S. Claiborne Ave. Activities will include a scavenger hunt and a bounce house, along with food and beverages hosted in the churchyard. The bash will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Continue reading »

Oct 312018
 

A Message from Clerk of Civil District Court Chelsey Richard Napoleon:

My parents taught me the importance of strong work ethic, academic achievement and service to the community. I now employ those lessons in working every day with our staff and citizens of this great city to ensure that they have access to justice at the Clerk of Civil District Court’s Office.

I graduated from Ben Franklin High School and UNO, earning my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science and Loyola University College where I received my Law Degree.

I have served you in the Clerk’s Office for over 16 years, serving as Chief Deputy and now as your Clerk of Civil District Court. Continue reading »

Oct 312018
 

from New Orleans Police Department

New Orleans Police on Halloween

via NOPD

The NOPD coordinated with Walgreens again this year to do a candy giveaway and to make sure kids have a safe and boo-tiful Halloween.

Dozens of local Walgreen stores donated over 400 bags of candy to the New Orleans Police Department to allow neighborhood kids to interact with their local police officers on Halloween.

Superintendent Michael Chief Harrison is encouraging community members, parents or guardians to stop by their local district station to allow kids to trick-or-treat in a safe environment with officers. Continue reading »

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Oct 302018
 
UnDesign the Redline Opening Reception

via UnDesign the Redline Opening Reception Facebook event page

“UnDesign the Redline,” a traveling exhibit developed by Designing the WE and supported by Enterprise Community Partners and Foundation for Louisiana, will have its opening reception on Thursday, November 1st. Continue reading »

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Oct 292018
 

Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) will host its 4th
Annual Metamorphosis Fundraiser this Friday, November 3 at the Rosa F. Keller Library, 4300 S. Broad Street.

The community fundraiser takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. with a patron party starting featuring live music by Phil Melancon at 6 p.m. Local sponsors include Bayou Hot Wings, Inspire Charter Schools, Roulaison Distilling Company, Midway Pizza, and more. General admission tickets start at $75, and 100% of the funds raised from Metamorphosis will benefit initiatives led by the BIA Arts and Wellness Center. Continue reading »

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Oct 222018
 

New Orleans Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Donnell Martin (DOB: 05-31-1985) in connection with a domestic aggravated burglary incident that occurred on Oct. 17, 2018. (via NOPD)

Domestic Aggravated Burglary

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Donnell Martin, 33, in connection with a domestic aggravated burglary incident that occurred on Oct. 17, 2018 in the 2800 block of Dryades Street. Continue reading »

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Oct 222018
 

The A.L. Davis Park Panthers, its players, and their mental health are the points of focus for the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) selection, The Children of Central City.

The 18-minute documentary—shot and directed by Emma Scott, based on the reporting of Jonathan Bullington and Richard A. Webster—shows the impact of the youth football program based in Central City New Orleans, and the violent environment its children must go through.


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Oct 192018
 
"The Candy Lady" by Ceaux

“The Candy Lady” is a 36″ x 36″ acrylic painting on canvas. Visual artist Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley presented his latest exhibit “Dear New Orleans,” to the public on Oct. 6, 2018. (Tyree C. Worthy, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans-born artist Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley presented his newest collection of paintings to the public on Saturday, October 6. The solo exhibition at Axiom Art Gallery on Freret Street was entitled “Dear New Orleans,” and featured colorful depictions of various scenes and images one can only find in the Crescent City. Continue reading »

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Oct 052018
 

Three Weekends of das Oktoberfest!

German beers on tap at Deutsches Haus’ Oktoberfest

German beers on tap at Deutsches Haus’ Oktoberfest (Kristine Froeba)

Prost! Deutsches Haus and Oktoberfest are back in town.

Das Deutsches Haus, New Orleans’ German cultural and heritage center, aka the German house, is back in the city proper and celebrating Oktoberfest. This year marks the organizations 90th anniversary and its inaugural Oktoberfest at its new location in Mid-City.

If you think about it, it makes perfect sense that New Orleanians celebrate the most Bavarian of holidays down on dah bayou—Bayou St. John to be exact. Continue reading »

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Oct 052018
 

Join Us for The Party of the Season!

5th Annual Greenway Soirée benefitting Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Demetric Mercadel & Parkway Bakery’s Justin Kennedy at 5th Greenway Soirée (Photo Credit: InstaPix Photography)

Thoughtfully located trailside, the 6th Annual Greenway Soirée will return to the Cellar on St. Louis—an adaptively repurposed warehouse venue overlooking the Lafitte Greenway. The Soirée for Friends of Lafitte Greenway is tonight, October 5, from 6 to 11 p.m. and is expected to bring together some of the best in food, drink, and entertainment for an evening of celebration.

via Friends of Lafitte Greenway

The Soirée will feature musical entertainment by Mario Abney and the Abney Effect and DJ Slick Leo. Proceeds from the event will support Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s work to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

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Sep 262018
 

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So they say fall is here and yet from our location on North Broad it looks increasingly like the anti-groundhog has promised us six more weeks of summer. The fall movie season however is just days away as award contenders make their way from the festivals up north to the cinemas down south. This week’s new release is a true pleasure, no guilt required.

NIGHT SCHOOL stars the breakout star from Girl’s Trip, Tiffany Haddish, along with one of America’s most popular comedians, Kevin Hart. For most of you, we don’t need to tell you any more about this movie, these two folks are just that likable. For the rest, this comedy promises to be a great kickoff to fall with plenty of laughs in store. We have a sneak peek screening available this Thursday night with regular screenings starting this Friday. Continue reading »

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Sep 252018
 

Urban Conservancy logoA philanthropic fall event series—named “trepwork for good” and hosted by trepwise & Eiffel Society—highlights two local non-profits monthly with Pay it Forward Happy Hour events to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities for each participating organization.

This month’s event will have a “Community Sustainability” theme and will showcase two sustainability-driven non-profits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Urban Conservancy. Continue reading »

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Sep 212018
 

 

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Sep 152018
 
Gabrielle’s Seared Duck Liver and Caramelized Onions

Gabrielle’s Seared Duck Liver and Caramelized Onions on Cinnamon Toast with Cherry Jam (photo credit Gabbie Sonnier)

New Orleans’ Restaurant Week has only two days and nights left to enjoy. September is one of the slowest months of the year for restaurateurs, but it’s an excellent opportunity for locals to experience new chefs and new menus from old favorites.

Celebrating its eighth year, Restaurant Week New Orleans offers a line-up of restaurants with innovative menus at discounted prices. The week, a brainchild of the Louisiana Restaurant Association in partnership with New Orleans & Company, runs through Sunday, September 16. Continue reading »