On Thursday, July 28, Southern Eye Bank will host the Strikes for Sight Blindfold-Bowling Night, a family-friendly event meant to draw attention to the challenges of corneal blindness and help promote Southern Eye Bank’s mission of providing ocular tissue to those in need. Tickets include lane and ball rental, food, beer, and more.
Two men were robbed at gunpoint Saturday night on Magazine Street, New Orleans police said.
The 143-year-old former church at 2517 Jackson Avenue is slated to become a private home with a swimming pool and gardens, following the approval of permission to demolish an old home next door.
Tales of the Cocktail came Uptown on Sunday evening. The event, Freret Street Funday, included restaurants and bars up and down Freret street including Ancora, Bar Frances, Company Burger, Gasa Gasa, Cure and High Hat cafe. Dynamic Duo bartenders were at each bar serving up signature cocktails.
A woman believed to be an exotic dancer known as “Money Mantanna” is wanted by police in connection with a shooting Saturday evening on General Ogden Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
Did you know it’s actually illegal to sell, purchase or possess a stun gun in New Orleans?
The day after their indictments on a slew of armed robbery charges around Uptown and the rest of New Orleans, two teens escaped from custody at the Youth Study Center in Gentilly and then were recaptured the following day, police said.
Just a month after contemplating the creation of a new security district, with 24-hour manned patrol cars, residents of the Lower Garden District are now exploring another way to increase safety: a widespread installment of crime cameras.
Members of the Coliseum Square Neighborhood Association took a preliminary survey at their monthly meeting this week to see how many residents would be interested in one or both measures, in order to beef up security in the area.
About a dozen people — the majority of those in attendance at the meeting — indicated they’d like to have crime cameras installed around the neighborhood. Nine raised their hands when asked if they wanted private patrol, too.
If you follow Magazine right after it forks above Camp, there’s a tiny gem of a place you may have missed. The Tasting Room, hidden amongst several bars and shops in the LGD, is easy to miss but worth a visit. The décor is elegant, of the shabby chic variety, deep azure velvet sofas, candlelight, chandeliers, refurbished wood, and antique mirrors. The night I arrived, “Casablanca” was being shown on the historic brick wall above the patio. The perfect date place.
The wine, however, is serious.
A Carrollton neighborhood leader and education consultant will challenge incumbent Woody Koppel in his bid for a third term on the Orleans Parish School Board.
The victim in a fatal shooting Monday evening on Delachaise Street has been identified as a 21-year-old man, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office announced.
Political insiders are shaking their heads this week as to why Paul Bonin, a widely-popular 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who has more than five years remaining on his current term, would decide to run for a lower-paying judgeship in the rough-and-tumble Criminal District Court.
On the evening of Wednesday, July 27th, Poydras Home and The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) will co-host author Dr. Pamela Tyler’s presentation of “Tender Hearts and Business Heads” at 533 Royal Street with a signing of her book “New Orleans Women And The Poydras Home – More Durable Than Marble” in conjunction with the HNOC exhibition “Voices of Progress: Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans.”
The exhibition will be open for viewing from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., when Dr. Tyler will begin her lecture. After will be an outdoor reception until 7:30 p.m.
Five years after New Orleans city officials ordered the TJ Quills college bar to help pay for private security patrols around Maple Street in order to remain open, the Alcohol Beverage Control board appears poised to release the bar from its $1,000 monthly payments.
A construction worker digging under a newly built home on Zimpel Street discovered a sealed box with a velvet bag inside containing what appeared to be a human jaw bone Tuesday evening, prompting an investigation by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office.
The founder of the New Orleans College Prep charter network qualified Wednesday morning to run for the open District 5 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, and current school board member Woody Koppel also filed for re-election in his District 6.
Seth Bloom, who has represented a large swath of Uptown on the Orleans Parish School Board for eight years, will not run for re-election this fall, he announced Tuesday evening — leaving his seat open a day before candidates begin qualifying for the election.
In a quiet end to a debate simmering on Freret Street for five years, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously last week to allow the Supermercado Las Acacias to begin selling single beers.
The Magazine Street Merchants Association will host its annual Cool Down Block Party from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 29. The event will include food, music, trunk shows, and specials from some local businesses.
An unidentified man was shot to death Monday afternoon inside a vehicle on Delachaise Street in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.