The tireless subject of back taxes and property auctions in the New Orleans metro area has once again garnered much buzz in the last week. True, it is an exciting topic for the Crescent City citizenry at large as we wade through the thankfully diminishing blight, too often witnessing the demise of structure too far gone not to be demolished. That’s the downside for sure. The upside? Seemingly countless blocks are given new looks from fresh eyes. That said, understanding the what and the how of these processes should demand the lion’s share of your attention if you fancy yourself the real-estate investor type, because well, this ain’t eBay.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of filing a false police report after investigators determined he made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint following a car crash in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said.
More than 1,100 lots of original artwork, period furniture, jewelry, antique clocks, and more will be sold
A 1918 collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), a 19th century French bronze figural mantel clock by Vincenti & Cie., a pair of 19th century Venetian parcel gilt polychrome and lacquer carved wood blackamoors, and an early 19th century Chinese Export black lacquer and ivory painted fan will all be sold at auction in New Orleans this weekend.
Rickey Mathews, president of and publisher of NOLA Media Group, parent company of The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, will speak Thursday at the Loyola University School of Mass Communication’s lecture “Digital Innovations and the Future of Journalism.”
City officials have given initial approval to a proposal to turn the shuttered Blockbuster Video and adjoining restaurants into a CVS pharmacy at the corner of the Garden District on Magazine street.
Nine bartenders from around the city will compete to make the best cocktail using a trio of gourmet ingredients from Louisiana Sisters in a free event with live music Wednesday evening at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, and the audience will get to help choose the winner.
A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in a shooting on Danneel Street in Central City, and a man walking home with groceries on Hickory Street was robbed in west-Carrollton overnight, New Orleans police said Tuesday morning.
The armed attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market. The ISIS reign of terror. These incidents inspire fear, hatred, and mistrust of those whose religious beliefs differ from our own. In these troubling times ignorance and prejudice can infect our communities, preventing the cohesion and cooperation required for our neighborhoods to thrive.
Communities in Conversation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to combat ignorance and religious animosity. We provide opportunities for individuals to meet and learn from members of our own community with different religious beliefs. Our goal is to form expanding circles of awareness, knowledge, sympathy and fellowship within our neighborhoods. These circles begin from small-scale conversations, held in a neutral space, that are grounded in a study guide that is written to provide basic factual information about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Transit for the poor? What a curious thought.
Although in theory a primary purpose of transit is to provide necessary transportation for those too poor to afford a reliable vehicle, the reality is that the poor are generally the ones who are shortchanged.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be the setting for the 60th Anniversary of the New Orleans Home & Garden Show, the largest consumer home show in the southeastern United States, which returns on March 13-15 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Home & Garden Show is like no other, bringing an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof with everything needed for home remodeling, outdoor living, decorating and landscaping.
For the second time, we get the pleasure of giving away three pairs of free tickets to the show this weekend. This year, visitors will enjoy over 200 vendors displaying some the latest home and outdoor products.
Keith Sonnier, a postminimalist, performance, video and light artist, will speak about the development of his art at Loyola University this week as a part of the Mark Grote Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild and Junior Committee will host an opera orientation and roundtable discussion Sunday.
Should a student who is suspended for disciplinary issues be able to appeal that decision the charter school board?
Novelist Lorrie Moore, author of “A Gate at the Stairs” and a finalist for the Story Prize, will give a public reading from her work this week as this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University.
An investigation into the shooting death of a man whose body was left on South Broad near New Orleans Police headquarters shut down the busy Broad Street overpass on Friday afternoon, according to a report at Mid-City Messenger.
Kin, a Vietnamese restaurant, will be opening on 4600 Washington Avenue in upcoming weeks; the Southern cuisine Boucherie has reopened on 1506 South Carrolton Avenue, while Danny’s No. 2 on Magazine has closed, and Baie Rouge has changed its name to Saveur Cuisine & Cocktails, according to recent reports.
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested following reports of sexual abuse of three other children over a two-year period at a home on Willow Street, New Orleans police said.
Opera star and 2001 Loyola graduate Bryan Hymel will return to campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of his debut CD Héroïque with a free performance and discussion about his experience creating it.
The restaurant proposed for the Magnolia Mansion at Prytania and Jackson that had proven controversial with neighbors won City Council approval in a split vote Thursday afternoon.