Heat index values of 108 up to 110 are expected Monday afternoon and evening with the potential to cause heat illnesses, so the National Weather Service is urging New Orleanians to stay indoors, out of the sun, drinking plenty of fluids and checking on relatives and neighbors.
Frank Lloyd Wright, the legendary architect, was blunt in his hatred of cities. Wright described city-dwellers as “human beings, all crawling on hard pavements like ants to hole somewhere or find their way to this or that cubicle.” They were, he believed, “herd-struck morons our present sky-scraperism has cultivated.”
A new Korean restaurant has opened on South Claiborne Avenue; it appears that the Rocky’s Pizzeria on Magazine may be replaced with another pizza place; and serious questions are being raised about the serious neon signage at a new Oak Street burger joint.
Low water pressure can be expected in the area of South Claiborne and Leonidas Monday and Tuesday as work continues in the area, officials said.
About four blocks of Belfast Street just off Fontainebleau Drive will switch to one-way traffic, preventing drivers from turning on to the street from South Carrollton for a six-month trial period starting Monday, city officials said.
The continents are drifting. The icebergs are melting. And as the Times-Picayune cuts its newsroom and its circulation schedule in half after 175 proud years, it feels as though we’re a little closer to the end of the world.
Audubon Charter School plans to begin taking concrete steps this fall toward the possibility of creating a new high school, officials said Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, Orleans Parish school officials are hoping to find a way to start renovations on the school’s Broadway campus even as negotiations continue with neighbors over a pending lawsuit.
I went over to the grand opening of the new Fresh Market on St. Charles this week and the first thing that hit me about this very nice and very, well, fresh place is that everyone in there was seeing it differently.
Few things are more personal than makin’ groceries, particularly in a city as food-centric as New Orleans in a region as food-centric as South Louisiana. But the avid home cook sees things differently from the professional chef, who doesn’t look for the same things as the young, married-no-kids couple or the veteran parents or the retired, low-salt folks. Add to this our own experiences of going with mom when we were kids to, say, adult experiences of making $15 buy food for a week and each of us is going to have a different take on where and who does what better.
Greg Osborne of the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library will give a lecture on “The Free People of Color” at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday, July 27) as part of the ongoing Louisiana Bicentennial series at Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. The program is free and open to the public.
At first glance, New Orleans resident and artist Rebecca Rebouche is sweet, slightly shy, and unassumingly pretty. She’s also down to Earth, a noble trait considering she graces this month’s issue of Garden and Gun Magazine as one of 15 featured artisans “shaping the look of the South.”
Inspired by nature, Rebouche utilizes elements from the natural world to form the basis of her whimsical paintings, but she always draws from human nature to tell her stories. Her paintings are sweet, but not saccharine; they’re whimsical, dreamy and often surprisingly dark but never in a macabre way, more like a soul drenching thunderstorm. Trees are a common theme, as well as textiles, bunnies (she has a pet rabbit), birds, umbrellas, and sail boats.
The Audubon Charter School governing board will hear updates on renovations to the Broadway campus, admissions, and on each of its academic programs at its monthly meeting Saturday morning in the Carrollton campus cafeteria.
Costco Wholesale will be reimbursed with $3.3 million of the sales taxes the new store collects over its first five years to help defray the costs of elevating the South Carrollton Avenue site to meet FEMA requirements, and the city will also make a number of improvements to the streets around the store, the City Council decided unanimously Thursday afternoon.
The person who was hit by a vehicle near St. Charles Avenue and Toledano early Thursday morning has since died from the injuries sustained the crash, a NOPD spokesman said.
A shooting on South Carrollton early Wednesday morning may have been a robbery attempt gone wrong, investigators say. Meanwhile, police are searching for a man believed to have robbed a South Claiborne AutoZone twice and have also identified a suspect in a string of Gert Town-area business robberies.
This week’s announcement outlining the specifics of the most comprehensive consent decree ever enacted by the Justice Department is a breath of fresh air. With it will come more transparency, accountability and better policies, philosophies and practices.
New Orleans rapper Juvenile and Zydeco musician Rockin’ Dopsie will perform at the “Back that Cancer Up” fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue tonight (Thursday, July 26), which will also feature a fashion show and several other performers, according to NOLA Defender.
A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle near St. Charles and Toledano around 3 a.m. Thursday, police officials say.