After quietly taking down a large sign that created controversy in September with its depiction of the President in diapers, Calhoun Street homeowner Timothy Reily now has a new billboard that portrays Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder both as fairy-tale character Pinocchio, whose nose grows when he lies. “Liar, liar,” the sign reads, according to a new report by our partners at WWL-TV, while the cartoon Holder tells the president, “Your pants are on fire.”
Article by Patrick Rafferty, for UptownMessenger.com
With po-boys, pizza, hamburgers, Southern cuisine and sushi now on the Freret Street menu, the owners of two new ventures believe it’s time for dessert, or even a late-night snack.
Law enforcement officers and activists are hosting a panel discussion starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday that will seek to help parents prevent their teenagers and college students from drinking and driving during the holiday season.
David Sedaris, bestselling author of the memoir Me Talk Pretty One Day, will read from his new collection of animal fables Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street. Tickets are required but included with purchase of Sedaris’ book.
You would never confuse Uptown New Orleans with a modern American suburb. Suburbs are post-Levittown marvels of mass production, complete with cul-de-sacs, large set-backs and (gasp!) gated communities. Uptown is the opposite. Houses cling tightly to the sidewalk. A massive street grid connects everything, blending each neighborhood seamlessly into the next. Instead of large shopping centers, we boast commercial strips and corner businesses.
Given this massive disparity, one would think that anybody who prefers modern suburban amenities would steer clear of Uptown when deciding where to buy a house. Alas, you would be wrong. Uptown seems to have an inexhaustible supply of residents who incredulously deride New Orleans for being New Orleans, and irrationally expect to have their Uptown cake and suburbanize it too.
Tour seven stunning homes – plus a bonus house – in the historic Garden District! Also, visit the tour headquarters to shop at the holiday boutique and dine at the cafe catered by Palate New Orleans Catering and Special Events.
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Three homes in the Milan neighborhood will receive demolition hearings Monday before the city’s Neighborhood Conservation District Committee, as well as others in Carrollton, Central City, Gert Town and Hollygrove.
Repairs to a leaking water main in the 7300 block of St. Charles Avenue will interrupt traffic and parking between Lowerline and Pine streets from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, according to the Sewerage and Water Board. Water service won’t be affected, the notice says.
Oxymoronic as it may sound, pop-ups are now a fixture in our local landscape. Naturally for New Orleans, our chefs and restaurateurs first blazed the pop-up trail by finding new and creative ways to promote their creations, the vanguard formed by such establishments as MV Burger popping up at Slim Goodies Diner in Uptown, BooKoo Barbecue popping up at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Mid-City, and down on Frenchmen Street, the taco truck formerly on Washington Square Park now popping up in the kitchen of Cafe Negril. Economically, pop-ups are brilliant: little to no overhead, the buzz surrounding their appearance a burst of free advertising, and an opportunity to cater to a hungry public with a minimum of staff or long-term maintenance costs.
But chefs take note. There’s a new game in town: the art gallery pop-up.
Motorists on Lowerline Street no longer have to suffer sickening scrapes along the bottom of their cars, now that the infamous “Lusher Lump” has been flattened out after neighbors’ concerns were aired on UptownMessenger.com and in an Action Report with our partners at WWL-TV.
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal will sign his new memoir, “Shaq Uncut,” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street. Safe to say, it’s going to be huge.
Tattoos. So many people have them nowadays, from the guy washing your dirty dishes at the diner to your doctor scratching out prescriptions. While body art still has rebellious connotations it doesn’t have quite the stigma that it used to, thanks to so many celebrities, athletes and plain-old average people getting more and more work done. Heavy helpings of ink are beginning to seem like the norm, making it feel almost mischievous not to get one. And while many employers aren’t keen on body art in the workplace the rules have changed drastically in the past few years as tattoos become more mainstream than ever.
It’s getting chilly out there, so come on in to Fresco Cafe and try the new soup and salad special. For just $9, take your pick of a small Fresco salad (red onion, tomatos, artichokes, mixed greens, balsamic vinegrette dressing) or caesar salad (romaine, shredded parmesan, homemade croutons and homemade caesar dressing) plus your choice of soup of the day: currently, baked potato soup and roasted red pepper gouda. There’s no better or more affordable way to warm up on a cold winter’s afternoon, so come on in and try it today!
Whether you’re looking for a place to grab lunch between classes (Fresco Cafe accepts the Tulane SplashCard and NolaBucks), or need a spot to meet clients or colleagues, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice. Fresco Cafe is located at 7625 Maple Street, and is open from 11-10 nightly. For more information visit the Fresco Cafe website at http://www.frescocafe.us/, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at http://www.frescoonline.com/.
Congratulations to Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu for having the courage to attack the homeless problem in New Orleans and to bring in the very talented Stacy Horn Koch to lead the way. There is no question that Unity for the Homeless, led by Ms. Koch, has been doing an outstanding job in reaching out to those who need supportive services including affordable housing and health care.
Go west this winter: the prairie look is in, combining comfort and color in a relaxed, yet contemporary, look. Otherwise, consider adding a little spice to your wardrobe: layer your tops and with a fake fur vest or jacket to go seamlessly from day to night. Sequined and metallic tops, miniskirts and shorts will catch the light and draw every eye towards you, perfect for an evening out. Complete the look with glitter shoes, wristbags, or a beaded belt.
Keep reading to learn more about this season’s creative outfits at gae-tana’s.
The International School of Louisiana found out Wednesday that its application to take over a failing New Orleans school is likely to be turned down, but the school is continuing to pursue three other opportunities to expand to new campuses.
Administrators at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School know all too well what to do when someone is killed by gunfire in the streets around the school.
First, lock down all the individual classrooms. Check the bathrooms to make sure no children are unaccounted for. Move lunch and PE inside the classrooms, and close the outdoor hallways, yards and community garden for the day.
“The students are totally resilient,” said Johnson Elementary Principal Wanda Brooks. “Unfortunately, they’ve gone through this several times before.”
The latest killing was just before noon on Wednesday, when a man was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Monroe Street, said NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams. His body lay three doors from the intersection with Hickory, and at least 22 shell casings were marked in the street alongside the students’ garden.