Mar 052012
 

The Hurstville Neighborhood Association, which runs roughly from Nashville Avenue to Jefferson Avenue between Magazine Street and Loyola Avenue, will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 5) in the dining hall at the Isidore Newman School on Jefferson Avenue.

The meeting will feature board and officer elections and a presentation by Carl Perilloux, supervisor of the Hurstville Security District’s police patrols.

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Mar 042012
 

Benjamin Morris

It’s a local institution. Come rain, come shine, there are few better places to be on the first Saturday of the month than the corner of Freret and Napoleon. The Freret Market, which celebrates its fifth birthday this year, is one of the city’s most visible post-Katrina success stories for bringing together local residents, merchants, and artists (and everyone else in between). Neighborhood members know they love it, but curious to take the pulse of their passion, I took a recent walk around the market equipped with a simple question.

If you could sum up the Freret Market in a single sentence, what would that be?

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Mar 032012
 

Craig Giesecke

I have several foodie friends who are financially comfortable enough to go out to eat pretty much anytime and anywhere they want. Must be nice. Maybe I should spend more time with them.

At least several times a week, they arrange to meet up with friends at the newest and latest go-to spot (and there are new ones nearly each week) or spend a couple of hours at some old favorite. They fill their blogs and Facebook pages with comments about new wines, twists on classic dishes, their favorite servers/owners and plenty of banter about why one place is better than another. The arguments can get intense. Continue reading »

Mar 032012
 

The VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid & Pleasure Club Task Force will hold their ninth annual second line Sunday, starting at noon at Tapp’s II Lounge at Washington and South Rocheblave in the Hoffman Triangle area, then heading down to the Milan neighborhood, onto St. Charles Avenue for a few blocks, and back up through Central City to end where it started.

For a route map, see Offbeat, and for turn-by-turn instructions and a video from 2010, see Gambit.

Mar 022012
 

The Uptown portion of the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday (via http://runrocknroll.competitor.com)

St. Charles Avenue will host the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans marathon again this year, as Sunday’s course stretches the entirety of the Uptown thoroughfare from the Central Business District to Audubon Park and back. Continue reading »

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Mar 022012
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Pinterest. You may have heard about this new site that seemingly everyone is addicted to. The premise is simple. Any time you find an inspirational photo on the Internet you save it as a sort of mood board. Then, your friends can see what images you’ve saved and you can all inspire each other. And much like Google, you can search for things too. Sounds kind of fun and useful, right? Continue reading »

Mar 022012
 

COPS 2 is a “grass roots” volunteer organization with a mission of helping to support the 2nd District NOPD. We connect the individuals and businesses in the Uptown area with the 2nd District through memberships and donations to help boost technology, provide training and help with needed supplies not otherwise provided by the City. We also work closely with the 2nd District Commander to recognize excellence through Awards and various celebratory events.

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Mar 012012
 

New Orleans City Councilmember Stacy Head, who is running for Councilmember-At-Large in the March 24th election, will open her campaign headquarters at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3. The campaign headquarters is located at 4510 Freret Street.

“We are proud to be opening our headquarters on Freret Street,” said Councilmember Head. “The rebirth of Freret Street is a classic example of what residents, business owners and government can accomplish working together toward a common goal. If elected Councilmember At Large, I will work to revive economic development corridors in neighborhoods across the city that will bring jobs and much needed services closer to where residents live.” Continue reading »

Mar 012012
 

The 17th Annual Tulane Environmental Law Summit will feature two days of panels on topics including pollution from the BP oil spill, the impact of the changes to New Orleans hospitals and the removal of the Claiborne elevated expressway, as well as a keynote address by the author of the acclaimed history book, 1491. Continue reading »

Mar 012012
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Mitt Romney had hoped to have the Republican Presidential nomination wrapped up with a big bow by now. But he doesn’t.

Rick Santorum hoped to change the momentum of the GOP battle with a huge upset win in Michigan. But he didn’t. Continue reading »