Neighborhood Housing Services is hosting a forum tonight (Monday, Oct. 3) for residents with questions or concerns about the proposed nightclub — tentatively named the PubliQ House — in the first floor of their large building on Freret Street.
I’ll say this for Timothy Reily: There is no doubt as to his opinion of President Barack Obama.
The Uptown resident, whose home is located in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street, has adorned his house in custom anti-Obama signs. To say these signs are unflattering is an understatement. President Obama is depicted, alternatively, as a puppet, a dunce and a crying baby clothed only in a diaper. High political discourse they are not.
Say hello to fall! To celebrate the change in seasons, the Kupcake Factory is launching four new flavors this month: Peach Streusel, Pumpkin Spice, Pecan Sweet Potato, and a special new flavor, Pineapple Inside-Out (a cupcake version of a pineapple upside-down cake). That’s not all, though: because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kupcake Factory is also offering special pink cupcakes all month long. Come on in and pick yours up today!
Offering 12 gourmet flavors daily, the Kupcake Factory serves three locations in the greater New Orleans area: 819 W. Esplanade Avenue in Kenner, 800 Metairie Road (Ste. Q) in Metairie, and 6223 S. Claiborne Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. Contact any location for details about cakes and pricing at 504.464.8884, or visit the Kupcake Factory website and Facebook page for news and an updated schedule of cupcakes. The Kupcake Factory is open daily from 11.30am until 8pm, or until all cupcakes have been sold.
A man leaving the Frat House bar on Willow street was robbed at gunpoint last week after he stopped to relieve himself on the side of the street, police said.
After a long summer break and a rebuff by Tropical Storm Lee last month, the weather looks like it’s finally going to cooperate with the Freret Market on Saturday.
A man in a stolen champagne-colored Cadillac may have been responsible for three or four recent purse snatchings and attempts around Uptown New Orleans, police said this week.
When I was in college I got sucked into the world of fine dining. I started out looking for a job, one that would work with my class schedule and provide me with enough cash to pay rent, buy books for school and leave me with some extra spending money. Being a waitress was the perfect fit: Just like any career, the profession certainly had its pros and cons, but I can’t think of any that are quite so colorful.
The “NolaLoyola 2011: Live to Eat” conference runs all day today with panels on the city’s food culture, culminating in a roundtable discussion with chefs from Commander’s Palace, Dooky Chase and Upperline.
The signs — which depict President Obama as a crying baby demanding “change,” a dunce and a puppet — drew protesters across Calhoun Street, as well as a visit from former Mayor Ray Nagin, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. Homeowner Timothy Reily declined to speak about the signs, but Councilwoman Susan Guidry said she was investigating whether they constituted a violation of city zoning ordinances.
With some encouragement from City Hall, the developers of the Walgreens store planned for Magazine Street have settled on a historic-style design intended to blend with the existing streetscape, abandoning a more modern look they had previously considered.
The suspect in four recent robberies at knifepoint in the Carrollton area was arrested early Wednesday morning after a CrimeStoppers tip led police to his hideout in New Orleans East, authorities said.
The NOPD Second District’s monthly anti-crime march will be held in Gert Town tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 28) and start near the site of a deadly shooting early this month.
The developers of the Walgreens pharmacy proposed for the old American Legion building on Magazine Street will share a new design for the store with neighbors tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 28).
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Note: Immediately below was composed before the recent Fight the Blight day this past Saturday. Additional thoughts follow.
Recently in a bid to generate enthusiasm for keeping the Hornets in New Orleans, a campaign was launched with billboards, TV spots, and print ads featuring everyone from the governor, to the mayor to Fleurty Girl all pledging their allegiance to our city’s basketball franchise. “I’m in!” they all repeated over and over again. “Are you in?” ”I’m in.” “Oh, I’m definitely in.” “You know I’m in.” On and on. To which I say “Great! I love it when people are in!” I’ve always said I’m a fan of fans. God bless the ones who make it all possible for whatever; without fans every successful franchise athletically or otherwise would be nowhere. Except, when I walk my neighborhood I feel like the being “in”-ness stops when the director says “cut.” Why? Have you seen the condition of some of our more visible parks? Especially the basketball courts? I do not profess to be expert of the city’s parks nor of the heirarchy that presumably should be keeping them in check. But my stomach turns just enough when I think of this campaign, and then visit my neighborhood park: Samuel Square.
A proposal to use a home on Maple Street as an office for two child psychologists was turned down by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, but a Taco Bell planned for South Claiborne Avenue was given speedy approval.