May 122014
 

Owen Courreges

Uptown New Orleans is renowned for its urban green space. Some of it consists of public parks, places, and neutral grounds, but most of it is private – yards and gardens abutting buildings. These spaces aren’t only aesthetically pleasing, but also help manage storm runoff and reduce the need for drainage infrastructure.

However, Uptown also plays host to numerous apartment buildings whose owners want to provide the amenity of off-street parking. Where space is lacking for a proper parking lot, these owners would prefer to just pave over everything.

And sometimes, they do just that. Continue reading »

May 092014
 
Jewelry maker Anna Quinn looks in to a Paraph mirror by Caitlin Waugh at a Freret Market event in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Jewelry maker Anna Quinn looks in to a Paraph mirror by Caitlin Waugh at a Freret Market event in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Shoppers who enjoy the unique charms of Uptown’s local businesses may have a busy day Saturday, with the Oak Street “Garage Sale” and the monthly Freret Market in the daytime, followed by the Magazine Street Champagne Stroll in the evening — and all three events are scheduled to proceed as planned, rain or shine. Continue reading »

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May 092014
 
The latest rendering of the Oak Lofts project by architect Charles Neyrey of M2 Studio was shared with Carrollton neighbors Thursday night.

The latest rendering of the Oak Lofts project by architect Charles Neyrey of M2 Studio was shared with Carrollton neighbors Thursday night.

After several months of redesigns based on conversations with Oak Street neighbors, developers will seek the city’s permission this month to build a four-story condo near Leonidas Street with a gym on the first floor. Continue reading »

May 092014
 

Magazine Street’s Premier Springtime event!

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The annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll takes place tomorrow, May 10 from 5 to 9pm. Stroll the six-mile stretch of shops, restaurants, galleries, and businesses along Magazine Street. Our shops will stay open late to welcome visitors with champagne, events, special offers and music!

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May 082014
 
A volunteer works on a new wheelchair ramp at the Freret Neighborhood Center. (photo via the Freret Neighborhood Center on Facebook)

A volunteer works on a new wheelchair ramp at the Freret Neighborhood Center. (photo via the Freret Neighborhood Center on Facebook)

The Freret Neighborhood Center will host a block party this evening (Thursday, May 8) in the Neighborhood Housing Service parking lot to honor a group of more than 1,500 volunteers from technology company Ingram Micro who will be working on projects around the area. Continue reading »

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May 082014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Now that all the glitz and glamour of Monday’s inauguration is over, it’s time to get down to business. First on the list should be how the Mayor and Council are going to come up with all the millions to fund the two consent decrees and the firefighters’ judgment while keeping money flowing to other agencies in need, like the public libraries and the Sewerage and Water Board. Continue reading »

May 072014
 
Tesla Motors plans a service center at an as-yet-unspecified location in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

Tesla Motors plans a service center in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners' meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners’ meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley-based auto maker aiming to revolutionize the electric car market, is planning its first service location in the central Gulf Coast for New Orleans, and hiring at least two technicians to staff it, according to the company website. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

One of the teens wounded in a shooting Monday night in Central City has died from his injuries, and New Orleans police are still looking for the 52-year-old man believed to have shot him, though they have arrested his alleged accomplice in the case, authorities said. Continue reading »

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