Mar 122016
 
Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day club held their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 12. This year, the parade took a different route, beginning on Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, going down Magazine to Jackson avenue and finishing on Jackson and Tchoupitoulas.

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Mar 112016
 
Raury performs on the Power Plant stage at BUKU in 2015. (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

Raury performs on the Power Plant stage at BUKU in 2015. (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

The threat of dangerous conditions from the storm causing deep flooding around Louisiana on Friday morning may have closed most schools in New Orleans, but two major weekend events — the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Irish Channel, and Buku festival in the Lower Garden District — are still scheduled to proceed despite the rain. Continue reading »

Mar 112016
 

Revelers mix combine Emerald green attire with their skivvies in preparation for the inaugural Shamrock'n Underwear Run outside Tracey's bar in the Irish Channel. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend long from Saturday, March 12 to Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Irish Channel Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration begins at 10 a.m. on the corner of Third Street and Magazine Street this Saturday. Tracey’s serves up its world-famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and green beer!

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Mar 112016
 
Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

The Irish House Pub, St. Patrick’s Day, Tracey’s, Parasol’s, Street Parties, and Parades! 

It’s that time again. Green Beer. Green Hair. Green Everything. Cabbages flying. Jameson poured straight from the floats. Street parties. Corned Beef and Cabbage. Even Corned Beef and Cabbage PoBoys.

New Orleans and Uptown’s proud love of their Irish Heritage will be on display all week. Expect the NYPD, NYFD, and Chicago police department to join the party in uniformed kilts. For a few days, our historic Irish Channel will once again be Irish, if not exactly authentic, then at least New Orleans’ own brand of Irish. Along the parade routes, expect to see ladies of all ages kissing marching club members in exchange for paper flowers and grandmothers going long to catch hurled cabbages and the accompanying carrots and potatoes. Continue reading »

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Mar 102016
 
(via nojcc.org)

(via nojcc.org)

The Jewish Community Center will celebrate Purim with its 47th annual Adloyadah. The carnival takes place on Sunday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their Uptown facility, located at 5342 St. Charles Ave. The free and open event will offer music, food, games, and activities for all ages. Continue reading »

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Mar 102016
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day, Feb. 9, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day, Feb. 9, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Differences in the use-of-force policies between the New Orleans Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office have come into sharp relief this week, following the fatal shooting by Jefferson deputies of a suspect who had fled them into Central City as Lundi Gras parades rolled just a few streets away. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 
Syed "Sheriff" Kazmi (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Syed “Sheriff” Kazmi (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

As Uber thrives in New Orleans and Lyft prepares to begin operations here, the leadership at United Cab say they have lost half their business, and are now doubling down to reconnect with the New Orleans customers they have served for more than 75 years. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 
Two shootings, one aggravated assault, one aggravated battery and a homicide in the Carrollton area in the first four days of this week. (map via NOPD)

Two shootings, one aggravated assault, one aggravated battery and a homicide in the Carrollton area in the first four days of this week. (map via NOPD)

Romalis Williams (via NOPD)

Romalis Williams (via NOPD)

Larry Williams (via OPCSO.org)

Larry Williams (via OPCSO.org)

A four-day run of two shootings, a homicide and other violent crimes around the Carrollton area appears to consist of all unrelated incidents, New Orleans police detectives said on Tuesday, and noted that they have begun making significant arrests in several of the cases. Continue reading »

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Mar 102016
 

The Best Oysters & Sushi Uptown!

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Poseidon offers a wide array of New Orleans-style seafood, including our seafood gumbo, shrimp pasta and oysters (charbroiled, fried or raw), not to mention our carefully selected sushi and sashimi dishes. For large parties and special events, you can reserve one of our Karaoke rooms free of charge. Our goal at Poseidon is to provide an unforgettable dining and entertaining experience for all our patrons. Continue reading »

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Mar 092016
 

Audubon Charter School will host its annual fundraising soirée this Saturday, March 12from 7 to 10 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Back on Broadway” as to commemorate the lower school’s return to its newly renovated campus on Broadway Street. Soirée proceeds directly benefit Audubon’s unique academic programs and the over 800 children that the school serves. Continue reading »

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Mar 082016
 
The former Nam's Grocery at 3039 General Taylor (photo via City of New Orleans)

The former Nam’s Grocery at 3039 General Taylor (photo via City of New Orleans)

After a lengthy day of public hearings on topics ranging from Taco Bell to strippers to fire stations, the proposed Four Generations Grocery and Eatery in Broadmoor received initial approval from the City Planning Commission — though its owners were urged to continue working with their neighbors. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 
A rendering of the expanded Freeman School of Business building. (courtesy of Tulane University)

A rendering of the expanded Freeman School of Business building. (courtesy of Tulane University)

Tulane University will unite the two buildings of its A.B. Freeman School of Business with a 45,000-square-foot, four-story addition in a $35 million expansion project that will start this spring and be finished in fall 2017, the university announced Monday morning. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

New Orleans police are looking for a suspect who allegedly knocked another man to the ground, then took his money from his pockets in an altercation Thursday evening in Central City at the edge of the Central Business District, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Louisiana boasts many peculiarities; things that just don’t fly in most places are commonplace here. Among these, of course, are drive-through daiquiri stands.

I won’t call the drive-through daiquiri stand “the last bastion of American freedom,” but in this regulated, sanitized age, we’re running out of ramparts. Oftentimes that which makes Louisiana more free also makes us unique. Continue reading »