Apr 132012
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Is America ready for a President whose faith includes doctrines that may be offensive in today’s multicultural society? Now that the Republican presidential nomination has been settled, Democratic opposition researchers are telling President Barack Obama’s campaign that Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith could well emerge as a distressing problem for the challenger. Continue reading »

Apr 122012
 

The New Orleans Recreation Department’s giant inflatable movie screen will make its next two Uptown stops this weekend, showing “Puss in Boots” on Friday at Wisner Park (4877 Laurel St.) and “The Blind Side” on Saturday at Samuel Square (2100 Napoleon Ave.). Continue reading »

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Apr 122012
 

Former Gov. Buddy Roemer, who is seeking a third-party candidacy for President, laughs with students before a speech at Tulane University on Wednesday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Go to college, get a job, and if you work hard enough, change the world for the better? Fat chance, former Gov. Buddy Roemer told an audience at Tulane University in a Wednesday afternoon stop on his third-party Presidential campaign.

“You think you run this country? They laugh at you,” Roemer said of Democrats and Republicans in Washington alike who are only motivated by campaign contributions. “You’re young. You’re stupid. You don’t give any money. You’re not important.” Continue reading »

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Apr 122012
 

Audubon Charter School's Broadway campus.

Renovations on Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus are scheduled to begin this month, neighbors learned Wednesday night, while Benjamin Banneker prepares to move to a new campus in Hollygrove. Continue reading »

Apr 112012
 

The "Gabrielle in Purgatory" dinner in February 2011 showcased some of the Sonnier's dishes at the controversial Uptowner location on Henry Clay Avenue. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Patrons at the most recent incarnation of The Gabrielle at 438 Henry Clay Avenue sign contracts for service renting a portion of the Uptowner events hall, but they can be as small as a single table, explains Gambit’s Ian McNulty. This arrangement satisfies the legal complexities around the building’s zoning and permits, proprietors Greg and Mary Sonnier tell McNulty — though given the years of disputes over the property, the city or the neighbors may yet seek a second opinion.

Apr 112012
 

The Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association — which covers the area between Broadway Street, St. Charles Avenue and the river — will hold a spring general meeting at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss neighborhood issues with city and school leaders, and its annual “Pearls in the Pearl” yard sale event this weekend. Continue reading »

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Apr 112012
 

The lavishly renovated Race and Religious reception facility in the Lower Garden District, dubbed one of the “World’s Coolest Rental Homes” by Travel and Leisure, does not have the proper licenses and permits to operate, though its owners have applied for a permit and the property is zoned for commercial use, city officials told our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The owners of Race and Religious have obtained a restraining order against the city from interfering with its business there until the issue goes to court.

Apr 112012
 

Jean-Paul Villere

Spring is the season to rent in New Orleans.  And rentals are more competitive than ever this spring.  Supply and demand dictate that.  And if you’re a pet owner, be ready to settle, as in, in my experience 2/3rds of Crescent City landlords do not rent to you and Fluffy or Fido.  And forget smoking inside, incense burning, or band practice.  From the novice to the pro, see below for five tips to make you a savvier lessee. Continue reading »

Apr 112012
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Last chance to Early Vote before French Quarter Fest begins, so if the opportunity to vote earky presents itself, you should take it

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s Festival” French Quarter Fest kickoff and fundraiser at House of Blues Continue reading »

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Apr 092012
 

John Casbon, a business executive who founded the New Orleans Police Foundation in the mid-1990s to promote reform, will discuss the current state and the future of the NOPD at a meeting with neighbors around the Garden District at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 1780 Prytania Street. Continue reading »

Apr 082012
 

C'est La Vie Bistro (via cestlaviebistro.com)

C’est La Vie Bistro, a French restaurant that opened in Magazine Street’s 4200 block in December, is seeking city approval to sell alcohol with its meals, and it has the rare asset of enthusiastic neighborhood approval to bolster its case. Continue reading »

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Apr 082012
 

The Milan Focus Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss vacant property on General Taylor near the Crocker School, a proposed three-plex at 2713 Marengo, and the upcoming Movies in the Park event at Samuel Square. The group meets at Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center, 4025 S. Saratoga.

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Apr 082012
 

The Pigeontown Steppers and the Stooges Brass Band second line through Uptown New Orleans on Easter Sunday. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Pigeontown Steppers held their annual Easter Sunday second line through Broadmoor, Gert Town, Hollygrove and Carrollton on Sunday, and were joined by the Stooges Brass Band and the Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians. Continue reading »