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.
The big news at the Dog is that we are planning on expanding our menu with sausages from around the world. This is being done for the buildup to our opening across the street at 5030 Rue Freret which will allow us larger indoor and of course cafe’ seating outside with all the smutz. We are also in the process of working on new uniforms to greet the move: we’ll test Tuxedo Fridays as well as Fez and French Fridays over the next few weeks. Our fans and customers will have a chance to decide which style is best. We are proud to be a part of Freret St. New Orleans and we are proud that New Orleans now has a Quality Hotdog Stand in the top 10 rated in America. Go New Orleans. Go Freret. Go to the Dog.
In Uptown New Orleans, a run for the border may soon get a good bit quicker.
On Tuesday, the city planning commission will review plans for a Taco Bell restaurant in the long-vacant Pizza Hut building on South Claiborne Avenue. Also on Tuesday’s agenda is a child-psychology clinic proposed in an old home on Maple Street.
I’ve penned a new battle cry for the New Orleans homeowner: “The house will not win.” As a corollary, I’ve also penned another battle cry for the male handyman: “Common sense will not win.”
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On Sunday morning, Uptown pride took Twitter by storm — our crush objects, clubs, landmarks, even our grades.
If you live in New Orleans proper, chances are you or someone you know might suffer from being ‘hood bound. You know the type, the friend that you who won’t meet you for happy hour because they’d have to make a 10-minute drive. Or what about the guy who complains about how much of a trek the Bywater is from Uptown? People become restricted to their neighborhood for a number of reasons. Transportation issues, sheer laziness, or just the convenience factor are all factors that play into turning into a hyper-local. I’m definitely all too familiar with the n‘hood rat mentality because I suffer from periodic bouts of it myself.
For weeks, Freret and Milan residents have been enthusiastically planning for Saturday’s “Fight the Blight” day around Samuel Square. But on Friday morning, the combined forces of nature and neglect made a preemptive strike when a derelict house slated for demolition collapsed on South Saratoga Street.
“It sounded like an explosion,” said Elma Bridges, looking over her balcony to the flattened roof partially buried under 10-foot tall weeds across the street. “Look at that forest they have here, and all that mess is still here.”
This year’s parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Hall, 2101 South Liberty Street, then loops over to Louisiana Avenue, down South Claiborne and Martin Luther King Boulevard, before ending where it started. The full route, via the Backstreet Cultural Museum, is below: