A man found guilty of possession of cocaine after a drug deal in the Carrollton area now faces up to 10 years in prison without parole or probation if he is sentenced as a habitual offender, according to the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office.
“In honor of men in armed services, World War 2, 13th Ward 4th Precinct, Erected on Dec. 19, 1943,” reads a disregarded memorial at Laurel and Leontine that long ago lost its flagpole, according to an article by Brendan McCarthy of The Times-Picayune.
Seven armed robberies — including two carjackings and a home invasion — have been reported within sight of South Claiborne Avenue in the university area over the last week, pitting Uptown residents who ventured outside to put out the trash, repair a car, wait for a shuttle or make a cell phone call against gun-carrying muggers on almost a nightly basis.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be accepting applications from December 1, 2011 through January 9, 2012 for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. Lycée Français is a type 2 public charter school open to all residents of Louisiana. Applications may be submitted in one of three ways: by USPS – download and print the application from the website, www.lfno.org, and mail to Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans, 5500 Prytania Street, P.O. Box 424, New Orleans, LA 70115, in person on Monday, December 5th and Thursday, December 8th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at 5401 S. Claiborne, New Orleans 70125, or by email – instructions are available at www.lfno.org.
What’s with this Travel & Leisure readers poll slapping yet another label on the residents of the Crescent City? Now we’re “the strangest.” Really!? The strangest? That’s just how I want to raise my kids and have them self-identify their home and rearing. ”Don’t feel bad about not being like all the other 21st century American children, we’re just stranger than everyone else.” Um, no. I’ll accept most distinctive, most resilient, and / or most fun to be around, but I for one veto strange, at least insofar as defined by most.
With an unspoken understanding between police and protesters that no one wanted a violent confrontation, the OccupyNOLA encampment in front of City Hall was disbanded early Tuesday morning in a pre-dawn sweep that led to only one arrest.
[Publisher's note: This column was written, edited and scheduled for publication today last week and over the weekend, without any knowledge that the OccupyNOLA gathering would be dispersed this morning. It has not been altered since then. For live coverage of the eviction of the #OccupyNOLA group from Duncan Plaza, see this article.]
Catching wind last week that the OccupyNOLA group was about to get a visit from City Hall officials with a message to disband the Duncan Plaza area, I wanted a quick venture in before the message was delivered. I had been curious to see for myself who these folks living in our park were, as the reports I had heard were conflicting.
Seeking to enhance the entertainment offerings for those already attracted to the fast-growing restaurant scene on Freret Street, a new venue called Sunhouse is proposed as one of the newest new businesses on the corridor.
For a purely local twist on seasonal fare, NOLA Locavores and Hollygrove Market and Farm are teaming up with pop-up chef Matthew Kopfler of PPX Dinner Club for a holiday meal created entirely out of ingredients from within 100 miles of New Orleans. The event is Sunday evening in the Riverbend, and tickets for the intriguing meal (that includes, for example, “Chevre, Herb, Bowfin Caviar Canape” among its appetizers) can be found at the PPX website, ppxneworleans.com.
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.