Motorists on Lowerline Street no longer have to suffer sickening scrapes along the bottom of their cars, now that the infamous “Lusher Lump” has been flattened out after neighbors’ concerns were aired on UptownMessenger.com and in an Action Report with our partners at WWL-TV.
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal will sign his new memoir, “Shaq Uncut,” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street. Safe to say, it’s going to be huge.
Tattoos. So many people have them nowadays, from the guy washing your dirty dishes at the diner to your doctor scratching out prescriptions. While body art still has rebellious connotations it doesn’t have quite the stigma that it used to, thanks to so many celebrities, athletes and plain-old average people getting more and more work done. Heavy helpings of ink are beginning to seem like the norm, making it feel almost mischievous not to get one. And while many employers aren’t keen on body art in the workplace the rules have changed drastically in the past few years as tattoos become more mainstream than ever.
It’s getting chilly out there, so come on in to Fresco Cafe and try the new soup and salad special. For just $9, take your pick of a small Fresco salad (red onion, tomatos, artichokes, mixed greens, balsamic vinegrette dressing) or caesar salad (romaine, shredded parmesan, homemade croutons and homemade caesar dressing) plus your choice of soup of the day: currently, baked potato soup and roasted red pepper gouda. There’s no better or more affordable way to warm up on a cold winter’s afternoon, so come on in and try it today!
Whether you’re looking for a place to grab lunch between classes (Fresco Cafe accepts the Tulane SplashCard and NolaBucks), or need a spot to meet clients or colleagues, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice. Fresco Cafe is located at 7625 Maple Street, and is open from 11-10 nightly. For more information visit the Fresco Cafe website at http://www.frescocafe.us/, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at http://www.frescoonline.com/.
Congratulations to Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu for having the courage to attack the homeless problem in New Orleans and to bring in the very talented Stacy Horn Koch to lead the way. There is no question that Unity for the Homeless, led by Ms. Koch, has been doing an outstanding job in reaching out to those who need supportive services including affordable housing and health care.
Go west this winter: the prairie look is in, combining comfort and color in a relaxed, yet contemporary, look. Otherwise, consider adding a little spice to your wardrobe: layer your tops and with a fake fur vest or jacket to go seamlessly from day to night. Sequined and metallic tops, miniskirts and shorts will catch the light and draw every eye towards you, perfect for an evening out. Complete the look with glitter shoes, wristbags, or a beaded belt.
Keep reading to learn more about this season’s creative outfits at gae-tana’s.
The International School of Louisiana found out Wednesday that its application to take over a failing New Orleans school is likely to be turned down, but the school is continuing to pursue three other opportunities to expand to new campuses.
Administrators at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School know all too well what to do when someone is killed by gunfire in the streets around the school.
First, lock down all the individual classrooms. Check the bathrooms to make sure no children are unaccounted for. Move lunch and PE inside the classrooms, and close the outdoor hallways, yards and community garden for the day.
“The students are totally resilient,” said Johnson Elementary Principal Wanda Brooks. “Unfortunately, they’ve gone through this several times before.”
The latest killing was just before noon on Wednesday, when a man was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Monroe Street, said NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams. His body lay three doors from the intersection with Hickory, and at least 22 shell casings were marked in the street alongside the students’ garden.
As part of the citywide PhotoNOLA program, abstract paintings on photographs by Randy Asprodites and photos of New Iberia sugar mills by David Armentor will be on display at the Cole Pratt Gallery at 3800 Magazine Street, beginning with an opening reception Saturday.
Planning a holiday party? Need a little extra help around the house, making sure guests can come and go to their cars in perfect comfort? Admiral Security Services can help. Admiral provides security details for your home at all levels, from regular grounds patrols to full-time, stationed officers. If you’re hosting an event, Admiral Security Services is able to prevent any unwanted intrusion, protecting the integrity of the event.
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AUTHOR’S ALERT: Reading this article may alter your point of view of the New Orleans horizon. If you’re content with your visual field of the Crescent City you may want to re-consider reading this piece. Read at your own risk.
In the last 2 years my wife and I have done some serious road tripping with New Orleans as a homebase. We have dragged the kids to Seattle twice, once each summer, driving different routes each go. And over this Thanksgiving we did a whirlwind to Brooklyn and back with some turkey in Philly for good measure. Having lived in New Orleans off but mostly on since 1992 it only hits me now though that yes, I understand we all almost all exclusively reside below sea level, but – - – not only are we in a bowl, there’s nothing surrounding us. Nothing we may climb to peer into said bowl.
Sojourner Truth Academy, a service-based charter high school, will close at the end of this school year based on a vote by its governing board Tuesday evening that reflects the reality of the program’s insufficient performance gains, reports Andrew Vanacore of The Times-Picayune.
I’ve dubbed it the “leaning tower of Josephine Street.” A half block down from my house, at 1421 Josephine, sits the Rountree House. It’s a masterpiece of postbellum Victorian architecture. It is also suffering from such extensive rot and termite damage that it would come as little surprise to anyone if a strong wind blew it over.
A Riverbend boutique has lost thousands of dollars in costly designer clothes after being hit twice in a month by shoplifters who appear to be transvestites, the owners say.
Tulane University will reserve 10 spaces in its freshmen class each year for students from the KIPP system of charter schools and provide them with scholarships to meet their financial needs, officials announced Tuesday.
If your holiday shopping is taking its toll, then take a break at The ReTreat Salon, where from now until December 31st, 2012, you’ll receive a $5.00 gift certificate for every $50 spent on all services and products (excluding gratuity). Gift certificates are available throughout the month of December, and are redeemable until the end of January towards any service at the ReTreat, including hair, facials, waxing, massages, mani/pedis, and makeup.
Making New Orleans more beautiful since 2003, the ReTreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The ReTreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.