Everyone has their own personal Mardi Gras. The longer you live in New Orleans, the more you learn about how to live in, and love, this city, a form of love that includes strategies and skills you never dreamed of learning prior to living here.
Carnival is one of the best times of the year to enjoy those skills; this week, following on from Jean-Paul Villere’s recent master classes, I’d like to share one of my own personal forms of love for the season: where to watch, and catch, the parades.
Falling temperatures didn’t deter strong crowds of parade-goers Saturday night from seeing the krewes of Sparta and Pygmalion bring their animal- and game-themed floats through Uptown New Orleans.
“Where is what Louisiana festival?” was the double fill-in-the-blank guessing-game theme of the 37th anniversary Krewe of Pontchartrain parade, which rolled through Uptown at Saturday afternoon.
A man accused of forcing a McMain High School student into his car on Nashville Avenue in December and then raping her in several locations around the city was indicted by a grand jury this week, officials said.
Warm up after the parades this weekend with hot, delicious lunch specials from Tracey’s. Tracey’s, located at Magazine and Third St., is only a few blocks to walk from the St. Charles Avenue parade route.
I got frustrated a few nights ago with my first Real Cooking in ten days or so, as I fired up the stove at our Irish Channel house and was quickly reminded just how flaccid and wrong the average household cooking equipment really is.
After an afternoon of concern about a persistent rainfall, the skies cleared just in time Friday night for the Krewe of Oshun to down St. Charles Avenue as the first parade of the season along the Uptown route.
A series of ongoing repairs and refurbishments to the Latter branch of the New Orleans Public Library are scheduled to pick up in the coming months, according to representatives from the Mayor’s office, the New Orleans Public Library, and the architecture firm hired to complete the project.
At a crowded meeting at the library on Thursday night, officials gave a progress report on the first phase of the work, executed over the past three years, and offered a timetable of the second phase, slated to begin shortly after a contractor is chosen later this month.
Police searching for a suspicious person in the Freret neighborhood found a loaded assault rifle hidden under a Willow Street home, authorities said.
A 50 percent chance of rain is forecast Friday night, suggesting umbrellas and ponchos may be in order for the Krewe of Oshun, the first parade of the season to roll down the St. Charles route.
Whether the rain comes or not, the warm winter that New Orleans has been experiencing will break Saturday and Sunday, and temperatures are expected to fall to the 30s at night and struggle to reach the 50s on Sunday. Clear skies are expected for the krewes of Pontchartrain on Saturday afternoon, Sparta and Pygmalion on Saturday night, and Carrollton and King Arthur on Sunday afternoon, but bring warm clothes — the National Weather Service expects to issue a freeze warning.
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From suffering though shootings on a nightly basis in years past, the Hollygrove neighborhood has evolved into a tight-knit network of neighbors whose efforts to target problem properties have made substantial progress in the fight against crime, neighborhood leaders said Thursday night.
The fact that Mitt Romney was unable to wrap up the GOP Presidential nomination in early-voting states leaves both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich with a chance to become the party’s nominee, say two Louisiana Republicans who have been watching the fight closely.
Should Magazine Street traffic run in both directions through the Lower Garden District? Among more than 100 people at a public forum Wednesday night, many strongly supported the change, some opposed it, and the rest felt the question has yet to be adequately studied.
The NOPD Second District will move its weekly meetings to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Children’s Hospital, officials announced. The meeting is open to the public.
Whether to change the lower end of Magazine Street through the Lower Garden District to two-way traffic will be the subject of a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (wednesday, Feb. 8), city officials said.
Greetings revelers! Two weeks ago I posted 10 points as a basic parade goers guide with some wonderful responses. This week as we ramp up toward the mania now less than two weeks out, expounding on, otherwise clarifying, and adding a second ten seem in order.
A man was shot in the arm by a police officer after allegedly pulling a gun on him Tuesday evening, and a second man with him was arrested after a two-hour search of a Central City block, authorities said.