Since OccupyNOLA’s eviction from Duncan Plaza earlier this month, a small group of protesters have been camping on a lot near the Guste housing development in Central City. Nadra Enzi, also known as Capt Black, who has served as a liaison of sorts between protesters and police, alerted media Friday morning that the group has been served an eviction notice, and Gambit’s Charles Maldonado has confirmed with the city and NOPD that the lot is private property and the group will be ordered to move.
Update: The lot has been evicted, Maldonado reports.
Here’s the health and fitness secret that no one in the fitness industry wants to admit – it all works, at least temporarily. That is to say that any fitness program, which is adequately designed, will work initially. However, the reason people continue to make the same resolutions about improving their health and fitness year after year is that adequately designed isn’t enough. Initially is not enough. Meaningful positive change requires focused and consistent effort. This combination gets results. EDGE is simply about getting results. We don’t do adequate. We don’t do initial. We constantly strive to provide the best program possible.
In a city known as one of the best in the country to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Uptown New Orleans has several offerings of its own.
If you’ve ever browsed the popular national women’s clothing store Anthropologie you may have stumbled upon LiaMolly, a knitwear company based in Uptown New Orleans. Having 20 years of experience working for large companies and start ups alike, Seema Sudan has been designing under the successful and profitable LiaMolly label for the past four years.
A Central City man walking home was struck on the back of his head and robbed of his wallet early Thursday morning near the door to his home on Josephine Street, police said.
It was brought to our attention this week that commenting has been inadvertently disabled on several recent articles. This appears to have been the result of a technical problem, and comments have been reopened on the articles in question.
After a 62-year-old woman was heard firing gunshots inside her Henry Clay Avenue home Wednesday night, police shut down several neighborhood streets for four hours as they tried to coax her out of the house, but found when they entered that she had killed herself.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans governing board will hold a special meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss enrollment for the coming year, officials said.
The sign, felled during Hurricane Katrina, was recently replaced over Ted’s Frostop as part of a series of updates to both the building and the menu by the burger joint’s new owners, reports Gambit’s Ian McNulty.
The weekly internal leadership meetings of the NOPD Sixth District this week and next week have both been canceled because of special events during the holidays, officials said.
As the 2011 calendar year winds down, New Orleans property owners’ thoughts turn toward their 2012 property taxes due by the end of January, because the city has mailed out its annual notice and reminder – just in time for the holidays! However, this is not a new phenomenon. It is effectively an annual ritual, like Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest, though clearly with less pageantry. And it applies to property owners only. Not renters. And not non-profits, which are another article for another time.
On Dec. 15, the City Council adopted a “Complete Streets” ordinance. At first blush, this ordinance appears entirely innocuous. It merely requires city agencies, most notably City Planning and the Department of Public Works, to create and adopt internal policies mandating that engineers consider curb ramps, bus stops, bike lanes and a variety of other traffic elements when resurfacing or rebuilding roads.
The overall goal is to create streets that are designed not just around private automobiles, but also pedestrian traffic, bicycles and wheelchairs — hence the notion of a “complete street.”
It’s easy to drive right past it: the tiny sign on Pearl Street that says P2. Woe betide the traveler with lazy eyes, however, who would miss a hidden gem deep inside the Black Pearl. Located at 7576 Pearl Street, between Hillary and Cherokee, the artist Frahn Koerner has converted her home and studio to become one of the Prospect.2 satellite exhibitions. Exhibiting her works alongside those of Mary Jane Parker, Koerner’s show is well worth seeking out – in part because it teaches us how to see.
The Subway sandwich shop on South Carrollton Avenue near Interstate 10 was robbed at gunpoint last week, and police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect.
After promises of a firm Nov. 1 start date, the long-awaited reworking of the Freret commercial corridor’s sidewalks has been pushed back yet again. The most recent estimate of a start date for the project announced in August 2010 is now after the holidays, city officials told reporter Scott Satchfield of our partners at WWL-TV.
A toddler killed in the crossfire of a Central City shootout was remembered Thursday afternoon with a small memorial on what would have been her second birthday, and she was buried Friday morning in a funeral ceremony that attracted city leaders and hundreds of mourners.