Negotiations with the city that would allow a popular Maple Street college bar to retain its liquor license could come to a close at Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board.
The zoning laws intended to guide the development of New Orleans for the foreseeable future will be the subject of two town-hall style meetings specifically focused on Uptown neighborhoods on Monday and Wednesday evenings, officials said.
Homes on South Claiborne Avenue and Baronne Street are among a handful of Uptown properties on a lengthy agenda Monday before the Neighborhood Conservation District Commission.
A number of Uptown’s neighborhood leaders, former elected officials and residents form a majority of the candidates seeking a six-month appointment to the New Orleans City Council, until an election is held to replace resigning Councilman-at-Large Arnie Fielkow.
Katrina Badger of the mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement asks Uptown residents to “take a lead on reducing violent crime” by attending Saturday’s “Saving Our Sons” summit Saturday morning at the UNO Lakefront Arena:
The Mayor has called us all to take action together to reduce violent crime in our city. It is critical for Uptown residents to come out in strong numbers united with the rest of the city.
The weekly internal Comstat meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at noon at the NOPD Second District station at Magazine and Napoleon.
A request by the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant to be allowed to open in spite of unauthorized expansions divided the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, sending it to the City Council for a decision with no formal recommendation either way.
A shuttered Mid-City entertainment venue will be resurrected this fall on Freret Street, bringing late-night bagels and an eclectic mix of performances to the same block of buildings that already hosts a comedy theater and bar.
The City Planning Commission is expected to make a decision Tuesday on whether to allow the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant on Magazine Street to open with a number of changes made to the building without the city’s permission.
Of the myriad conveniences of daily life, there are many I could do without. If tomorrow you told me that I had to use a wood burning stove instead of a microwave, I wouldn’t starve to death. If you said AM radio was “good enough” and killed FM and Satellite radio, I could certainly make do.
However, just because you can live without something doesn’t mean you should have to. One thing that we are constantly being urged to give up in our daily lives is simple but crucial – plastic shopping bags.
With plans finalized for a mid-winter move to a temporary location in Gentilly, Audubon Charter School is now moving forward with preparations for renovations to its Broadway campus.
The sinkhole that opened underneath Broadway Street near Maple now consumes most of the riverbound side of the street there, and a difficult repair job to the broken sewer line underneath means the block will be closed off for at least the rest of the week, authorities said.
Two controversial restaurants that have been on the drawing boards for years met with the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association on Tuesday in search of residents’ approval for agreements that might win the city’s favor and allow them to open.
Greg Sonnier, still seeking to reopen his former Gabrielle restaurant in the Uptowner building on Henry Clay Avenue, convinced the association to reopen discussion of his plans once again.
And the owners of Johnny V’s, a restaurant proposed for the space next to Monkey Hill Bar on Magazine, offered a detailed list of operating conditions that barely won the association’s blessing over their qualms about the unauthorized addition of second-floor space.
A couple who want to demolish their historic Henry Clay Avenue home and replace it with a new house found an unsympathetic audience at City Hall on Tuesday, and their plans will now carry an unfavorable recommendation when they appear before the New Orleans City Council.
Architect Tracy Lea, who owns the house with his wife, told the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee that despite their improvements to the house over the years, its maintenance has become problematic, and that they would prefer to replace it with a house of their own design. They searched for a lot elsewhere in the city, but could not find one preferable to their current property on the edge of Audubon Park.
The Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association will holds its monthly meeting at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 6), at a new location, the St. Paul United Church of Christ at 616 Eleonore, the Patton Street entrance.
No agenda was available Tuesday morning, but one pending issue before the neighborhood has been discussion of the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant next to Monkey Hill Bar.
Ever wonder why you only see Lucky Dog vendors selling hot dogs on the streets in the French Quarter? In 1972, the City of New Orleans banned all pushcart vendors from operating in the French Quarter. However, the ban on pushcart sales contained a crucial exemption.
A large historic home on Henry Clay Avenue and a mansion on St. Charles Avenue are being considered for demolition, according to the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee.
Although New Orleans was spared Tropical Storm Lee’s worst rain and winds, Uptown neighborhoods reported isolated damage, street flooding and power outages Saturday and Sunday.
With the expectation of 10 to 20 inches of water from Tropical Depression 13 this weekend, city officials have released a list of streets where flooding is most common.
Sad but true: consistently blight attracts campaign signs. Why? Free and unregulated use of space. That’s why. If a property owner doesn’t care enough about the blight, then they surely won’t care if a campaign sign (or six!) get placed on it, right? Yuck. That’s wrong and disgusting. Aren’t our elected officials supposed to give a damn about blight!? Not adorn it to their own ends. Doesn’t this speak volumes about who we are electing, voting for, and expecting to enforce law? Or is The City that Care Forgot ultimately and only that? I’d like to think not. I’m guessing you’d like to think not also. I’d like to believe there’s some level of enforcement out there that punishes the offending. What about the Alliance for Good Government? Perhaps they only endorse candidates.