Greater New Orleans’ citizens are arguably the most flexible people in the country. We take turns with our fellow drivers on narrow cobblestone streets, we know the secret route to get to our house during parade season, and boil water advisories keep us on our toes. These are just a few quirks that make us curious to outsiders and unite us as New Orleanians.
Another reason for us to band together is coming to a road near you! We will be facing drainage system improvements and road construction for the next five years. Funds from FEMA as well as our Department of Public Works have been designated and projects have been mapped through 2019 and we need to stay flexible (as we do) in the name of long-term infrastructure improvements!
Three prominent New Orleans architectural firms with extensive experience in designing school buildings are among the finalists from 18 applicants for the renovation of the former Priestley campus in Carrollton for the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school — though one finalist may be removed from the list because of its ties to the school, officials said.
The city of New Orleans approved plans Monday morning for a new concessions building to replace the aging structure at the Cuccia-Byrnes playground, where the Carrollton Boosters operate baseball fields they recently described as vital to their programming.
It’s not uncommon for something to sound wonderful that is ultimately a bad idea — “freemium” games, bacon-wrapped pizza, going to Bourbon Street — the list is endless. It’s easy to get whipped into a frenzy by hype or sexiness and ignore practical realities.
That’s the category to which the oft-debated commuter rail line between New Orleans and Baton Rouge belongs.
Alliance Française will host Speak Easy Language Exchange at Avenue Pub this Tuesday, March 15. The event will be a “speed-dating”-style evening of language exchange during International Francophonie month. Attendees will have the chance to network with other francophones and improve their French and/or English with native speakers.
The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day club held their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 12. This year, the parade took a different route, beginning on Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, going down Magazine to Jackson avenue and finishing on Jackson and Tchoupitoulas.
After a shooting Thursday evening on South Saratoga Street in Central City, New Orleans police are hoping the public can help locate three suspects in the case, authorities said.
The threat of dangerous conditions from the storm causing deep flooding around Louisiana on Friday morning may have closed most schools in New Orleans, but two major weekend events — the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Irish Channel, and Buku festival in the Lower Garden District — are still scheduled to proceed despite the rain.
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend long from Saturday, March 12 to Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Irish Channel Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration begins at 10 a.m. on the corner of Third Street and Magazine Street this Saturday. Tracey’s serves up its world-famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and green beer!
The Irish House Pub, St. Patrick’s Day, Tracey’s, Parasol’s, Street Parties, and Parades!
It’s that time again. Green Beer. Green Hair. Green Everything. Cabbages flying. Jameson poured straight from the floats. Street parties. Corned Beef and Cabbage. Even Corned Beef and Cabbage PoBoys.
New Orleans and Uptown’s proud love of their Irish Heritage will be on display all week. Expect the NYPD, NYFD, and Chicago police department to join the party in uniformed kilts. For a few days, our historic Irish Channel will once again be Irish, if not exactly authentic, then at least New Orleans’ own brand of Irish. Along the parade routes, expect to see ladies of all ages kissing marching club members in exchange for paper flowers and grandmothers going long to catch hurled cabbages and the accompanying carrots and potatoes.
The Jewish Community Center will celebrate Purim with its 47th annual Adloyadah. The carnival takes place on Sunday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their Uptown facility, located at 5342 St. Charles Ave. The free and open event will offer music, food, games, and activities for all ages.
Differences in the use-of-force policies between the New Orleans Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office have come into sharp relief this week, following the fatal shooting by Jefferson deputies of a suspect who had fled them into Central City as Lundi Gras parades rolled just a few streets away.
As Uber thrives in New Orleans and Lyft prepares to begin operations here, the leadership at United Cab say they have lost half their business, and are now doubling down to reconnect with the New Orleans customers they have served for more than 75 years.
A four-day run of two shootings, a homicide and other violent crimes around the Carrollton area appears to consist of all unrelated incidents, New Orleans police detectives said on Tuesday, and noted that they have begun making significant arrests in several of the cases.
Congregation Temple Sinai will present tenor Bryan Hymel in concert on Sunday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The concert, “Love Infinite”, will benefit the Rabbi Emeritus Chair of Temple Sinai,Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn, and the Cantor Colman Concert fund of New Orleans.
The Best Oysters & Sushi Uptown!
Poseidon offers a wide array of New Orleans-style seafood, including our seafood gumbo, shrimp pasta and oysters (charbroiled, fried or raw), not to mention our carefully selected sushi and sashimi dishes. For large parties and special events, you can reserve one of our Karaoke rooms free of charge. Our goal at Poseidon is to provide an unforgettable dining and entertaining experience for all our patrons.
One man was shot and two others were injured Tuesday morning in a shooting on Josephine Street in Central City, New Orleans police said.
Audubon Charter School will host its annual fundraising soirée this Saturday, March 12, from 7 to 10 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Back on Broadway” as to commemorate the lower school’s return to its newly renovated campus on Broadway Street. Soirée proceeds directly benefit Audubon’s unique academic programs and the over 800 children that the school serves.