Last week I was running to grab a take-out order from a nearby tavern, and the only parking nearby was metered. This meant confronting one of the city’s new solar-powered parking meters. After hiking more than a half block to reach the nearest meter (it was not positioned ideally), I fumbled in my pocket for money to feed the proverbial beast.
“Fortunately, I have change,” I thought to myself. “A couple of quarters should do the trick.”
First, I pressed the keypad to activate the meter. It took a few seconds for the thing to power up, because apparently these meters boot from floppy discs. Then the screen told me to swipe a card or insert bills. For some reason, there was no option for inserting coins.
Everyone loves the classic New Orleans Sno-Ball. But do you know the true history behind them?
A woman was robbed at gunpoint of her vehicle while she was trying to unload it Saturday evening on Laurel Street, New Orleans police said.
Over the last week, the 10th anniversary of New Orleans has a tale of two narratives: the city’s official story of recovery and a newly heralded “resilience,” contrasted with media accounts describing the growing disparities from neighborhood to neighborhood.
In an attempt to bridge both those perspectives, former President Bill Clinton used his keynote address during Saturday’s commemorative ceremonies to call for a “new unity” in New Orleans, saying the city should both celebrate the progress made since the floods and rededicate itself to overcoming the deeply-rooted challenges that remain.
Rising Tide X, the tenth annual new-media conference on New Orleans, took place at Xavier University this morning. See below for live coverage.
A power line was knocked down, and several vehicles and a house were heavily damaged after a crash late Friday night on Tchoupitoulas Street, and more than 1,700 Uptown addresses were left without power afterward.
On Friday evening, the Saints took to practice at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium instead of their Metairie practice facility. This was the last practice before they take on the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon in the Superdome. The Saints regular season begins September 13 at Arizona.
Casa Borrega is hosting a street party event this Saturday, August 29 to honor the Latino immigrants that helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “Gracias Latinos” is free and open to the public and will feature musical performances.
The St. Katharine Drexel Prep School is hosting a program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this Saturday, August 29. The event will feature a gospel extravaganza following the commemoration.
Keenly aware of the eyes of the world on New Orleans this week, supporters of both the KIPP: Believe and Lafayette Academy communities came together Wednesday morning for a joint celebration of the opening of the long-awaited Paul Dunbar school building Wednesday morning on Forshey Street in Hollygrove.
For many New Orleanians life has never been the same since Hurricane Katrina destroyed their homes, their neighborhoods, their schools, and their sense of community. Katrina was an experience they do not want to relive on this or any other anniversary. For them, the grief process is ongoing. African Americans especially feel the rules were stacked against them, making their recovery even harder.
The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) invites New Orleans residents to take advantage of the city’s many cultural attractions and world-class dining options through 2015 COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month. Experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans.
During the month of August, enjoy 2-3 course lunch menus for $20 or less; 3 course dinner menus at $39 or less; and 3 course brunch menus at $39 or less at over 80 award-winning restaurants. Don’t forget to ask for each Chef’s COOLinary Menu. It’s been a delicious summer!
The big exhale of 10 years has arrived as New Orleanians near and far reflect on the 2005 storm season that changed us all. Personally, my experiences before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina pale in comparison to many others. My journey to now may best be summed up from the wisdom of my stepfather who told me simply to “ride the horse in the direction it’s going.” Not an easy thing to do when the unknown awaited, especially in the immediate aftermath of the devastatingly unexpected.
It was Herb Carver’s first time being the victim of a major catastrophic event and the irony of the situation was not lost to him. At the end of August 2005, Carver, along with many others living along the Gulf Coast of the United States had his life changed forever by Hurricane Katrina.
The storm, one of the fiercest hurricanes to make U.S. landfall in recent history, reformed the landscape of many lives. For Carver, the devastation and turmoil would inspire a journey with mindfulness culminating in inner peace and profound self-awareness.
A small plot of land on Constance Street in the Irish Channel long mistaken for a pocket park should be developed into single-family or double houses, not the condo building that the owner wants there, said New Orleans city planners on Tuesday.
The Isidore Newman School has completed construction on its $6.5 million new “Green Trees” early-childhood education building, and its first students arrived at the building this month.