May 092014
 
Jewelry maker Anna Quinn looks in to a Paraph mirror by Caitlin Waugh at a Freret Market event in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Jewelry maker Anna Quinn looks in to a Paraph mirror by Caitlin Waugh at a Freret Market event in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Shoppers who enjoy the unique charms of Uptown’s local businesses may have a busy day Saturday, with the Oak Street “Garage Sale” and the monthly Freret Market in the daytime, followed by the Magazine Street Champagne Stroll in the evening — and all three events are scheduled to proceed as planned, rain or shine. Continue reading »

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May 092014
 
The latest rendering of the Oak Lofts project by architect Charles Neyrey of M2 Studio was shared with Carrollton neighbors Thursday night.

The latest rendering of the Oak Lofts project by architect Charles Neyrey of M2 Studio was shared with Carrollton neighbors Thursday night.

After several months of redesigns based on conversations with Oak Street neighbors, developers will seek the city’s permission this month to build a four-story condo near Leonidas Street with a gym on the first floor. Continue reading »

May 092014
 

Magazine Street’s Premier Springtime event!

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The annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll takes place tomorrow, May 10 from 5 to 9pm. Stroll the six-mile stretch of shops, restaurants, galleries, and businesses along Magazine Street. Our shops will stay open late to welcome visitors with champagne, events, special offers and music!

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May 092014
 

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 11.41.14 AMWhat does it take to be the healthiest possible for your age? Gain a new view of wellness Saturday morning during the Lambeth House free Fitness Expo (for adults age 55 and older), with massage therapy demonstrations, physical activities, free physical health screenings and much more. Continue reading »

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May 082014
 
A volunteer works on a new wheelchair ramp at the Freret Neighborhood Center. (photo via the Freret Neighborhood Center on Facebook)

A volunteer works on a new wheelchair ramp at the Freret Neighborhood Center. (photo via the Freret Neighborhood Center on Facebook)

The Freret Neighborhood Center will host a block party this evening (Thursday, May 8) in the Neighborhood Housing Service parking lot to honor a group of more than 1,500 volunteers from technology company Ingram Micro who will be working on projects around the area. Continue reading »

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May 082014
 

Joseph Kelly (via opcso.org)

Joseph Kelly (via opcso.org)

An 18-year-old has been arrested in a robbery of several workers last week on Danneel Street, while investigations continue into recent violent robbery on Carondelet Street and a phone-snatching on Coliseum. Continue reading »

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May 082014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Now that all the glitz and glamour of Monday’s inauguration is over, it’s time to get down to business. First on the list should be how the Mayor and Council are going to come up with all the millions to fund the two consent decrees and the firefighters’ judgment while keeping money flowing to other agencies in need, like the public libraries and the Sewerage and Water Board. Continue reading »

May 082014
 
610 Stompers compete in a game of tug-of-war at ROMP! 2013 (via habitat-nola.org)

610 Stompers compete in a game of tug-of-war at ROMP! 2013 (via habitat-nola.org)

N.O. Habitat for Humanity-06Join Habitat for Humanity for a ROMP! in Palmer Park with music from Hot 8 Brass Band, a performance from 610 Stompers plus backyard games and races. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 
Paramedics tend to a motorcyclist injured near a shooting scene on Fourth Street in Central City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Paramedics tend to a motorcyclist injured near a shooting scene on Fourth Street in Central City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man on a motorcycle was injured Wednesday afternoon near the scene of a shootout on Fourth Street in Central City, and police are investigating the circumstances that led to his injuries. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 
Tesla Motors plans a service center at an as-yet-unspecified location in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

Tesla Motors plans a service center in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners' meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners’ meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley-based auto maker aiming to revolutionize the electric car market, is planning its first service location in the central Gulf Coast for New Orleans, and hiring at least two technicians to staff it, according to the company website. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

One of the teens wounded in a shooting Monday night in Central City has died from his injuries, and New Orleans police are still looking for the 52-year-old man believed to have shot him, though they have arrested his alleged accomplice in the case, authorities said. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 

IMG_2484v2_4X6@200It’s New Orleans is the web home of New Orleans’ most popular podcasts, featuring radio slices of local life from Central City cocktails to lunch at Commander’s Palace.

Commander’s Palace provides the busy backdrop for It’s New Orleans’ show about local business, Out to Lunch. Hosted by Tulane professor Peter Ricchiuti and broadcast on local NPR affiliate WWNO,  Out to Lunch is, “Business New Orleans style.”  Ricchiuti’s relaxed style finds him at home with everyone from drone manufacturers to cork dog collar designers. Continue reading »

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May 062014
 

The Bridge House sign at Grace House decorated during the winter holidays. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Marta Jewson)

The Bridge House sign at Grace House decorated during the winter holidays. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Marta Jewson)

Support the Bridge House/Grace House mission by attending a luncheon and silent auction (May 9) that will honor local role models for those undergoing treatment from long-term substance abuse. Continue reading »

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May 062014
 

jewel bush

Today, consider foregoing eating out or that fancy cup of Joe and give to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations across the city participating in the community-wide online giving campaign, GiveNOLA Day.

The minimum gift is $10, less than the cost of an IMAX movie ticket or a happy hour special. Continue reading »

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