Nov 252015
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

Twin brothers who were celebrating their 50th birthday with a night out in New Orleans were robbed at gunpoint in the Freret neighborhood over the weekend, and the Krystal restaurant on South Claiborne is the latest New Orleans fast-food restaurant to be hit by an armed robber, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 242015
 
Miette

(via facebook.com/iheartmiette)

The art boutique Miette will feature Mardi Gras float artists displaying and selling their works and pieces this Saturday, Nov. 28 to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to speak with the artists about their craftsmanship, as well as take pictures with the displayed float art. Continue reading »

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Nov 242015
 
(via www.artsneworleans.org)

(via www.artsneworleans.org)

The Light up NOLA Arts Fête will be have outdoor light installations along Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard as part of the second annual Luna Fête, starting this Sunday, Nov. 29, and running to Dec. 5. New Orleans is one of the only three American cities along with New York and Boston that participate in a similar “festival of lights” inspired by the Fête des Lumières in Lyon, France. Continue reading »

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Nov 242015
 
The  Holiday food and donation drive  is open to K-12 schools in New Orleans.

The Holiday food and donation drive is open to K-12 schools in New Orleans.

Carnival Cruise Line and the New Orleans Saints challenge area schools with Holiday Food & Fund Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Project Will Culminate in Construction of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Made of Canned Goods at the Saints vs. Lions Game on December 21

Carnival Cruise Line – the official cruise line of the New Orleans Saints – is partnering with the NFL franchise and Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans to fight hunger this holiday season through a contest for area schools that provides a fun array of prizes to encourage the collection of canned goods and donations. Continue reading »

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Nov 232015
 
A still image from the video of the shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

A still image from the video of the shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

Euric Cain (via NOPD)

Euric Cain (via NOPD)

The man who shot a medical student early Friday morning just off Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was arrested late Monday morning, after being identified over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 222015
 
Jonathan Epperman of Parkway Bakery prepares oysters for the deep fryer. Parkway was one of 34 food vendors at the 2015 Oak Street Po boy Festival. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Jonathan Epperman of Parkway Bakery prepares oysters for the deep fryer. Parkway was one of 34 food vendors at the 2015 Oak Street Po boy Festival. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On a clear blue Sunday afternoon, people packed Oak Street from curb to curb from Carrollton to the Eagle avenue for the 2015 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. People ate food from 34 different vendors. Vendors included Oak street’s own Jaques Imo’s, Parkway Bakery from Mid City and Oceana Grill from the French Quarter. Live music could be heard all day on two stages. The bands included Rebirth Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen and more.

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Nov 202015
 

A zoomed-in still image from security camera footage in the shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

A zoomed-in still image of the suspect from security camera footage of Friday morning’s shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

Although a video of Friday morning’s shooting of a man trying to help a woman being dragged down the street is graphic and brutal, New Orleans police are asking residents to watch and share it in hopes of identifying the gunman in the case. Continue reading »

Nov 202015
 

The Quad 091

A history of fine dining and restaurants

Racontours offers story-driven tours of New Orleans so that you truly explore the culture and history of the city. On the evening of Thursday, December 3, join us for a lavish six-course dinner at Commander’s Palace as we tell a story of the development of fine dining traditions and the history of restaurants as we recognize them today. Continue reading »

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Nov 202015
 
Two police vehicles remain at the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Mary on Friday morning, following an overnight shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two police vehicles remain at the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Mary on Friday morning, following an overnight shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Tulane medical school student was shot in the stomach while trying to stop a robbery on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Friday morning. Continue reading »

Nov 192015
 
New Orleans Police detectives confer with Tulane police officers on Wednesday afternoon in the 7500 block of Willow, following the report of a home invasion there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Police detectives confer with Tulane police officers on Wednesday afternoon in the 7500 block of Willow, following the report of a home invasion there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Ross Fayne (via opcso.org)

Ross Fayne (via opcso.org)

The 23-year-old man who told police he had been tied up and robbed by four intruders in his Willow Street home on Wednesday afternoon was jailed later that day on cocaine and marijuana charges, court records show. Continue reading »

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Nov 192015
 
A revised rendering of the condo building planned at 225 State Street. (by Harry Baker Smith Architects)

A revised rendering of the condo building planned at 225 State Street. (by Harry Baker Smith Architects)

Three major new Uptown developments that together represent more than 350 residential units all received City Council approval Thursday, despite neighbors’ objections to one of the projects and the developers’ desire for more density at another. Continue reading »

Nov 192015
 

(via hatnola.com)

The theme of this year’s St. Catherine’s Day Hat Parade is “The Hat Pack”. There will be prizes for the best hats, and live music by Bart Ramsey on French accordion with members of the swing band Zazou City. The parade is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

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Nov 192015
 

SWB

Sections of Uptown can expect low water pressure, street closures and traffic delays for several days starting Thursday as the Sewerage and Water Board undergoes a series of repairs, officials announced in a series of press releases.

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Nov 192015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Yesterday’s announcements about the rise of armed robberies and that Councilmembers Jason Williams and Susan Guidry want to prioritize funding for 911 operators both illustrate the importance of better funding agencies involved in criminal justice.

“We are one mistake away from disaster and tragedy,” said Williams, who serves as Council President. “And it is unacceptable.” Continue reading »

Nov 192015
 
2nd District 7th Annual Blues Festival

(Courtesy of the Faubourg Marengo Neighborhood Association)

The 2nd District’s 7th Annual Blues Festival will be held at Palmer Park this year, due to construction at Magazine and Napoleon. The event this Saturday, Nov. 21, is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

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Nov 192015
 

Tree Collage

Fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees (2 to 12 feet), wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church, located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson). Get yours from our annual tree fundraiser, starting the Friday after Thanksgiving – doors open at 9am!

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