There’s been a lot of buzz about the small yet growing fashion industry in New Orleans. From local designers, manufacturing facilities, and two fashion weeks, the future is bright for fashion in the Crescent City. What’s that? Two fashion weeks? Yup, you heard that right. The names are similar, if not near identical — New Orleans Fashion Week and Fashion Week New Orleans — but each group aims to distinctly define itself.
A second meeting to discuss creating a new tax on homes along several Fontainebleau-area streets to hire additional security patrols did little Thursday night to bridge the divide between the idea’s strongly committed supporters and opponents.
Most of the 30 or so residents who attended seemed to leave the meeting with the same opinions they brought. Some see a security district as an obvious safety measure for crime-weary residents, while others view it as an expensive burden with no measurable results.
A young man suffering from mental problems and initially believed to be waving a sword kept police at bay for nearly six hours outside his Upperline Street home on Thursday afternoon before surrendering.
The man’s weapon turned out not to be a sword, but a long wooden object, said Officer Frank Robertson. No other weapons were found on the man or in his home, and no one was harmed in the confrontation, Robertson said, though police did deploy tear gas into the home in an attempt to force the man out.
Dogs and cats can be vaccinated for $15 at area fire houses Sunday afternoon, including the Engine 1 Fire House on Magazine Street in the Garden District and the Engine 25 Fire House at 2430 S. Carrollton Ave.
Reviving an old tradition, a group of citizens who support the efforts of the NOPD Second District publicly awarded a number of officers for their crime-fighting efforts this month.
A group of Maple Street and Carrollton-area residents who oppose an iron fence blocking traffic from entering Newcomb Boulevard at Freret Street won an initial round of their court battle this week, when a Civil District Court judge ruled that the street was closed improperly.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is up for reelection to her fourth term in the U.S. Senate in 2014. She has won often in her political career when it wasn’t thought likely, but her upcoming race – should she choose to run – could be the toughest of her career.
Rather than moving into one of the campuses entangled in a protracted school-closing process, the International School of Louisiana may launch its Jefferson Parish expansion in an administrative building in Metairie for the first year, officials said.
The New Orleans Jazz Institute will hold its annual “BubbleQ” fundraiser, combining barbecue and champagne, Sunday evening on the great lawn at Latter Library.
A business burglary in the Fontainebleau area from last summer has been solved by DNA analysis, police said.
With time running out for any major construction projects before Encore Academy opens its doors in August, school leaders are exploring the idea of sharing space with an existing school for their first year.
A 31-year-old man was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head around 5:30 a.m. this morning in the 3800 block of Cambronne Street, police said.
Police and neighbors were surprised by the violence in what is normally a quiet area of the community, they told Bill Capo of our reporting partners at WWL-TV.
My first home purchase was a shotgun in the Riverbend on Dublin St. It faced west, sat in the middle of the block, and was a stone’s throw to the streetcar and not much further from all the other things a 23-year-old finds indispensable (read: Cooter Brown’s). At the time, I didn’t think much of my new residence. I clearly liked it enough to buy it, but frankly I was mostly happy not to be paying rent any longer.
What had been a respite of several weeks from Uptown armed robberies apparently came to an end this weekend, as detectives from the NOPD Second District are investigating two muggings, one just off Tchoupitoulas and the other near South Claiborne.
Exterior balconies and additional living space proposed as part of the redevelopment of the century-old LaSalle school into luxury condominiums have drawn the opposition of nearby neighbors, so city officials have ordered a historical review of the plans before any decision is made on the project.
African culture and music will be the theme of this weekend’s Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park in Carrollton, through a new partnership between the Arts Council of New Orleans and AfricaNola.
Roland Guerin will perform music from his latest release, “A Different World,” in Satchmo’s in the basement of the student center. General admission tickets are $10.
By Nick Kindel
In two recent columns, the Uptown Messenger has explored the situations with the Magazine Street Pilates Studio and the proposed new security district, and how in each case outcomes might have been very different if we had a Citizen Participation Program (CPP) in New Orleans.
Consequently, a number of people have asked about the status of the New Orleans CPP, and how close we are to getting one adopted and implemented by city government. What follows is a brief recap of the process to date as well as the current status of the project.