“Smart growth” is a concept that I have long derided. Reduced to its essence, smart growth is an ideology borne of a single idea (that the rise of the suburbs is somehow evil), and dedicated to forcing people to live in dense cities. Their boogeyman is sprawl, which they condemn endlessly.
Oversimplified? A bit, sure, but then the rhetoric and policy proposals from smart growth advocates strike me as simplistic and single-minded.
While it may be difficult to imagine Mardi Gras floats navigating around the cranes and construction fences that dominate an ever-growing swath of Napoleon Avenue, officials say the site should be secure in time for the coming year’s parades to pass without disruption.
As the construction zone grows past St. Charles Avenue in the next year, however, Carnival season in 2015 is expected to bring some changes.
The 2013 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival kicks off with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. See below for live coverage.
The Loyola Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from the work of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 23) at the university.
In a separate case, a man accused of fighting a bicyclist last weekend in a robbery attempt on South Claiborne Avenue turned himself in after surveillance video caught an image of him, authorities said.
Stop by our supporters this Sunday at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. Enjoy an Icy Hot Chocolate from Blue Frog Chocolates and a Duck Confit BLT Po-boy from Mahony’s. Satisfaction at its best!
Comedian Bill Cosby and music groups En Vogue and The Commodores will all perform Friday evening at the Xavier University Convocation Center in support of the university’s scholarship fund.
The Fifth Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival in Lawrence Square park on Saturday will feature a music lineup headlined by Rockin’ Dopsie, plus food, an artist’s village and kids’ activities — all in an effort to raise money to support the officers of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District.
The architect who initiated the Dutch Dialogues on New Orleans water management, a proponent of locally-produced Carnival throws and a Lafitte Greenway advocate will be honored as “Urban Heroes” on Friday evening at the Propeller Incubator in Broadmoor.
While the majority of its venues remain in the Marigny and Bywater areas, the Fringe Festival’s annual celebration of experimental theatre comes Uptown this weekend by way of five locations on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
We could not let this week pass without commenting on the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Allan was a reporter at the States Item Picayune when Kennedy died and actually met and talked with Lee Harvey Oswald during a trip to the newsroom just weeks before. Allan’s memory of Lee Harvey Oswald 50 years ago is that Oswald was considered a very weird, insignificant guy who was an advocate for Fidel Castro, not a very popular point of view in 1963 New Orleans. At the time, Danae was in junior high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
A 7-year-old girl inside her home was grazed by a stray bullet in a shooting Wednesday night in Central City that also hospitalized a 33-year-old man, New Orleans police said.
Just in time for holiday shopping, and autumn’s cooler temperatures, NOLA Til Ya Die has announced its newest pop-up shop, an outdoor event at Mid-City hub Bayou Bicycles (3530 Toulouse St., 504-488-1946).
In addition to the apparel and accessories brand’s online store, the weekly pop-up – held every Saturday through the end of the year from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting – marks the line’s latest retail location, and another example of owner Kathleen A. McCall’s fun, irreverent approach to connecting with the community.