A couple armed with a shotgun and a pistol chased an intruder out of their State Street home overnight, and investigators are now hoping surveillance photos of the burglar will lead to his identification, New Orleans police said.
Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will gain yet another high-profile tenant next week when Toups South opens to the public inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.
By Haley Pegg
Loyola Student News Service
Gasa Gasa teamed up with Beaucoup Juice to launch its newest attraction this weekend with the opening of Sonic Juice.
Gasa Gasa, Freret Street’s music and arts venue, opened the juice bar in its courtyard with drinks from Beaucoup Juice. The local juice bar and smoothie shop recently closed its storefront on Freret Street. The company stays in business by catering private events and festivals. The new courtyard juice bar is called Sonic Juice and offers alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages including sno-balls, daiquiris made from fresh fruit, and other frozen and non-frozen options.
Slippery slope arguments have a deservedly bad reputation. They’re generally too abstract to be useful, bypassing the merits of the actual policy being discussed in favor of perceived consequences if society happens to take a principle too far, thus presuming a progression that is not logically inevitable.
On the other hand, slippery slopes do happen. If a strong argument can be made that one action or policy is a catalyst for a parade of awfulness, it may well be prudent to refrain from lighting that particular match.
The Pikachu statue emblazoned with the hashtag #Pokemonument that suddenly appeared in a Lower Garden District fountain and then just as quickly disappeared sold at auction for $2,000 on Sunday, multiple media outlets reported.
After starting classes at its new temporary location on South Carrollton Avenue this fall, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is already looking for ways to maximize its use of the space as the school continues to grow, officials said this week.
The corridor of Jackson Avenue near Annunciation has its first restaurant in years, and it’s a perfect fit for the neighborhood. Mason Hereford and Lauren Holton are the duo behind the new Irish Channel sandwich shop, Turkey and the Wolf. Hereford, former Chef of Coquette, and Holton, formerly of High Hat, have created a menu with southern soul and a dining room reminiscent of your grandmother’s porch.
Gasa Gasa and Beaucoup Juice have joined forces to create “Sonic Juice”, an original courtyard juice bar at Gasa Gasa, located at 4920 Freret Street. The grand opening for the juice bar takes place Friday, September 23 (today) until Sunday, September 25 and will feature performances by Big Freedia, The Tanglers, and more.
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the Bureau of Governmental Research today that the state will have no choice but to make additional cuts to departments and agencies of state government starting in January 2017 to balance the budget for the remainder of the fiscal year that ends June 30. It’s simply a matter of cash flow, Dardenne explained.
When journalist Ethan Brown began researching the interconnected, unsolved slayings of eight women in rural Louisiana for what would become his new book, “Murder in the Bayou,” he knew he had immersed himself in a chronicle of the abuse of police power and easily discarded lives.
What Brown didn’t know until much later, however, was that a central location in those women’s lives and deaths would lead him straight to a well-known employee of U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, in a connection that is now drawing more attention than the unsolved murders themselves.
“That was a really surprising moment, to say the least,” Brown said. “I never imagined it would be someone who works for a Congressman.”
PechaKucha Night is intended to be an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The New Orleans branch will present PechaKucha Night NOLA Vol. 21 this Thursday, September 22, at the Dryades Public Market, located at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open for 6 p.m., and slides begin at 6:30 p.m.
By Claire Byun
The rogue artists behind the mysterious Pokemon statue erected in Coliseum Square Park earlier this summer hope to use the monument as a force for good, and the neighborhood and its fountains stand to benefit from their efforts after the statue is auctioned off this weekend.
My family and I might never have met our beloved neighbor Cindy because we never intended to live on S Liberty St; it just sort of happened. One day in 2006 while slinging lattes down at my then day job I took a phone call from some one seeking to sell a piece of property. After my shift ended I pedaled over to examine the wreck of a double that would become my future home. Initially my wife and I decided to purchase the careworn home as an investment and rent it out. But after starting the work and getting to know the neighbors, we paused and shifted our focus. This was the house and these were the people we wanted to raise our kids around. And when Cindy and her husband Bob arrived a year later moving in to the white single story across the street, they could not have been a better fit. Earlier this month and quite unexpectedly, Cindy passed, and S Liberty St just won’t be the same.
Front porches. In 2015 Matthew McConaughey composed and shared a beautiful perspective to this immutable facet to life in the Crescent City. Our almost daily exchange with Cindy and Bob embodied their presence on their front porch. The same front porch Cindy meticulously would curate for most any and every holiday. A true spectacle each time, always with the utmost attention to detail and maximum effort. After all, if it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing well, right? Halloween epitomized these forays into the celebrated life she lived. I mused on it once, and always found inspiration in her executions, not that she could ever be topped. She was the queen bee here. I would imagine even a little compulsive, like she had to do it, otherwise what’s the point? So get out of the way or lend a hand; these decorations were going to happen, and be ready to be impressed.
Forget the holidays. That front porch, that was their perch most days of the year. Their gateway to connecting to the city and to us. A growing family, we are always coming and going. Over the last 9 years those few moments here and there however brief, catching up for a few minutes or more while dashing off to ballet or returning from the school day, these ordinary exchanges wove the fabric of our very being without even realizing it. My two youngest daughters, now aged 5 and 7, have only known a world with Cindy in it. How she always gave so selflessly of her time and attention. My children, my wife and I grew to adore Cindy – and Bob too of course – their pairing and presence presumed to be a fixture. But life happens, and things change. When we learned of Cindy’s passing we all sort of stopped. Myself I was traveling when I heard, and I broke down immediately. Each day since – – – well, it varies.
No coincidences. Raising four young women in our household and having the privilege to share our lives with Cindy’s illuminated sensibility, our paths were unquestionably meant to cross. Our four little ladies looking up to Cindy’s unabashed approach in what it means to be a woman living your life on your terms as loud and as proud as you want, meeting life’s moments however ordinary as an opportunity to elevate them and make them something more. I will never forget, last year in her infectious trademark giggle she called out to my wife and I, each of us adorned in not much more than luchador masks and booty shorts, “So long slut puppies!” as we departed to join our dance krewe. So long, Cindy. Our hearts are heavy in losing you, but your light and energy will always be an inspiration. Thank you.
A second line will take place this Saturday celebrating Cindy’s life, details here. If you knew Cindy, I hope to see you there. And If you didn’t know Cindy, well, she certainly wouldn’t mind if you tag along and surely would enjoy the company.
Jean-Paul Villere is the owner of Villere Realty on Freret Street and a married father of four girls. In addition to his Wednesday column at UptownMessenger.com, he also shares his family’s adventures sometimes via pedicab or bicycle on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
A woman was found fatally shot Tuesday morning inside a SUV on Josephine Street in Central City, New Orleans police said.
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has applied for a land-use change to allow a 300-foot hotel at their planned upriver expansion, drawing questions from neighbors in nearby Coliseum Square on Monday evening.