Sep 182012
 

Tulane University architecture professor John Klingman lives in a century-old Garden District home without air conditioning by choice, controlling the flow of air through the house with shutters, screened windows and constantly fans. After Hurricane Isaac’s power outages prompted widespread reflection on the role of air conditioning in the city, Klingman’s decision and others like him recently drew the interest of Times-Picayune reporter John Pope in an article about the lifestyle.

Sep 182012
 

Streets marked in red had their “first pass” completed by Monday, and the purple-shaded zones indicate Monday’s deployment. (via city of New Orleans)

A map of debris collection since Hurricane Isaac released by the city Monday shows strong progress in Uptown’s university area, Broadmoor, parts of Central City, and on either side of Magazine Street between Jefferson and Napoleon. In other many neighborhoods from the Lower Garden District to Audubon Park, however, the map indicates that debris contractors have yet to make their “first pass.” Continue reading »

Sep 182012
 

Police are looking for the driver of this truck for assistance in solving a sex crime in the 1000 block of Broadway in July. (via NOPD)

Police are looking for a motorist who may be able to help identify a man who got into a woman’s apartment in the 1000 block of Broadway, stood near her bed and performed a lewd act earlier this summer, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Sep 182012
 

Members of the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association will hear from the four candidates for the District B seat on the City Council at their quarterly meeting tonight, as well as discuss the new accelerated high school at the Bauduit campus and new businesses in the neighborhood. Continue reading »

Sep 172012
 

Maintenance of the park around the “Birth of a Muse” statue on Terpsichore Street will be among the discussion topics Monday night at the Coliseum Square Association.

The Coliseum Square Association will meet to discuss upcoming events such as the Night Out Against Crime and ongoing projects such as maintenance the neighborhood’s statues and fountain of at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 17) at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street. Continue reading »

Sep 172012
 

Owen Courreges

I think the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWB) needs to adopt a new motto to shift attention away from its staggering waste, corruption and general incompetence.   That motto should be: “Hey, at least we don’t still have a horseshoer on staff!”

It recently became news that Detroit Water and Sewerage Department actually still employs a horseshoer, although it has no horses.  Apparently this man does nothing but collect a paycheck, and a decent one at that — $29,245 in salary and about $27,000 in benefits.  Apparently union rules keep the man on staff, and the union isn’t budging. Continue reading »

Sep 172012
 

A fire that broke out shortly after 4 a.m. Monday at a home at 9035 Pritchard Place heavily damaged the vacant house where it started and also caused some damage to the two houses on either side of it, displacing one family but harming no one, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.

Last week, another vacant home was damaged in a fire about a block away.

Sep 172012
 

New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio

**Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin**
**Famous American Visiting Glass Artist**
**Gallery Exhibition**
**Continuing Fall Classes: Glass, Metal, Print**
 

New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio has a busy fall season this year!  In addition to upcoming classes in glassblowing, torchworking, metal sculpture, copper enameling, printmaking and book arts, the studio is inviting visitors to make glass pumpkins for Art for Art’s Sake, followed by a visit from America’s most prominent glassblower! Continue reading »

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Sep 142012
 

A rendering of a two-block portion of the improvements to General Pershing Street. (via the City of New Orleans)

New, wider sidewalks with handicapped ramps at the corners and a resurfaced road with better crosswalk markings are all headed to a four-block stretch of General Pershing Street through Broadmoor in a $250,000 project that broke ground this week, city officials said. Continue reading »

Sep 142012
 

“We’re not moving as aggressively, as we had hoped that we would have finished the entire first pass and most of the second pass by now,” New Orleans Deputy Mayor of Operations Michelle Thomas told reporter Tania Dall and our partners at WWL-TV in a report about Uptown residents’ frustrations at the slow pace of removal of Hurricane Isaac debris. “But we are confident that we’re going to get it done in the next couple of days.”

Sep 142012
 

The Great Neighborhood Sellabration is an annual homebuyer fair that promotes homeownership in historic New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase, and renovate a historic home. Unlike other homebuyer fairs, the Great Neighborhood Sellabration focuses on the historic neighborhoods that make New Orleans unique. Continue reading »

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Sep 132012
 

Mia Borders, The Stooges Brass Band, Red Baraat and Honey Island Swamp Band will take the stage at Tipitina’s Uptown on Friday evening, raising money and food donations for victims of Hurricane Isaac flooding across southeast Louisiana.

Starting at 7 p.m., admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item until 9 p.m. Afterward, admission will be reduced with a donation. The concert will be broadcast live from 8 to 10 p.m. on My 54, and a phone bank will also be taking donations, organizers said:

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