Empires rise and fall. Nations abide with the tides. Even glaciers and mountains shift their positions over time. In the grand scheme of things, there are certain forms of change about which we can do little, and which we must learn to accept. But then – sometimes – there are presences whose passage is worthy of our closest attention. After a brief break for the holidays, one of those has returned.
His name is Wheels.
A Tulane student was robbed of her cellphone Thursday night on Willow Street near State by a man with what appeared to be a gun, police said.
The Ladies and Men of Unity second line will roll through Central City and Milan starting at noon Sunday at the Turning Point Lounge on Washington Avenue, according to Gambit’s Red Cotton, who also provides turn-by-turn directions and a video from 2010.
At least 20 teenagers have been arrested on robbery charges in the last two weeks, but the surge in Uptown robberies has continued unabated, police officials said Thursday.
One case alone yielded the arrest of a gang of nine teens who were allegedly involved in stealing a man’s laptop as he walked on Prytania Street. In another, a group of teens suspected in a series of Carrollton-area muggings were caught breaking into a house in the Milan area. Other cases involved cross-town car chases and block-by-block manhunts, almost always involving teens not much older than 16 or 17.
All-Star Marching Band, summer of 1997: We were out there sweltering in the heat on LSU’s practice field, memorizing music, remembering to mark time while staying in formation. We’d literally practice from when the sun came up to well after dusk, just like the All-Star Football Team. Except instead of running laps we were working on getting syncopated rhythms right. Our reward? Donning our school marching band uniforms in 90-degree humidity to keep the game watchers entertained, and earning a coveted patch for our letterman jackets.
It was a political reunion Wednesday at the funeral services for the late State Senate President Sammy Nunez as a generation of leadership from across Louisiana came to pay their respects to a man whose vision and determination helped create the downtown we know today.
The crowded parking conditions around Whole Foods in Uptown New Orleans has had many neighbors and customers up in arms, but one man got so mad last week that he literally pulled a gun, police said.
In the world of real estate, when it comes down to brass tacks, the future lessee or buyer and their expectations of market value often meet incongruously. The New Orleans area has experienced significant activity and attention over the past 7 years and not just through our own hurricanes, oil spills, or fantastic football (next year, y’all – when the city again hosts the Super Bowl – ka-blammy!), but the collapse of the lending world delivered a mighty wollop, as has the recession overall. A vertiable rollercoaster, very much unpredictable. Yes, hurricane season is a season. But even each year’s forecast can be so ridiculous, and as my grandfather used to yell at the evening news more as a taunt and less of a command “Scare the hell out of ‘em.” Honestly, he would have made a great Wal-Mart greeter.
Amid a chorus of upset voices raised over escalating violence around New Orleans, a volunteer at Johnson Elementary School asked police officials Tuesday night what could be done to keep schoolchildren safe, since a man was gunned down in the street just outside her campus late last year.
“There’s nothing you can do,” piped up another woman, a longtime teacher: All you can do is teach the children to drop to the floor quickly when the shooting starts.
With little to no opposition, however, the city did approve demolitions of two homes owned by Tulane University to make room for an expansion of the library, as well as part of the Booker T. Washington school on South Rampart and a caretaker’s cottage at the former LaSalle school being redeveloped near Audubon Park.
Quite literally years in the making, Superior Seafood finally makes its official debut tonight at one of Uptown’s most prominent street corners.
A stray bullet from a shooting at Louisiana Avenue injured a woman who was mopping inside her home Monday afternoon, according to Tania Dall of our reporting partners at WWL-TV. When gunfire broke out near South Robertson Street around 3:45 p.m., her fiance ran outside to check on the children, and came back inside to the woman with a gunshot wound to her upper body.
The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition, and police are looking for a newer model black Honda that may have been involved. Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu claims that he is genuinely concerned about the due process rights of those accused of automated traffic camera violations. So does Council President Jackie Clarkson.
Indeed, when State Representative Jeff Arnold (D-Algiers) began making noise about the issue last May, he was openly lauded by Landrieu as “a steadfast advocate for due process rights for those accused of an automated camera violation.”
The making of a good hamburger requires a number of elements: quality, freshly-made ingredients. Premium ground beef, preferably made in-house. Creative, insightful presentation on the plate. A generous portion of sides. Good company, great service, a convivial setting in which to enjoy it, and of course, an ice-cold brew to wash it all down – when it comes to burgers, these are a few of my favorite things.
But there’s one more thing that a hamburger has to have, otherwise it’s all for naught.