The Krewe of Oshun celebrated its 20th anniversary with a “Sea of Beauty,” and the Krewe of Cleopatra “rocked the Big Easy” with tributes to classic tunes Friday night as the two parades kicked off the Carnival season on the Uptown route.
It wasn’t long ago that every Uptown house was within walking distance of a Roast Beef Poboy. Only twenty years ago, almost every second corner had a grocery or bar with a sandwich shop in the back. You can still see their architectural remains Uptown. The historic corner houses with double doors facing the intersection are vestiges of that simpler time. A select few of these locations continue to operate. Clancy’s the restaurant was once old man Clancy’s Bar and Poboy Shop. I rode my bike there to buy candy. Norby’s bar and restaurant has become Patois. An apartment two blocks down was formerly LaCour’s Grocery. In another direction was Mouledous’ Butcher and Grocery, now Fresh Bar. Toast now occupies the defunct Draube’s neighborhood Bar and Grocer. These establishments coexisted with dozen of others in the same few blocks. Most served poboys. Due to gentrification and time, most are now lost.
Possible futures for the vacant Carrollton Courthouse include a school for building trades, a community gathering place or an event venue, according to a series of visions presented by Tulane architecture students on Thursday evening, but time is running short before the Orleans Parish School Board decides to sell the historic building.
Though the April elections are still months away, Mayor Landrieu brought his pitch for additional taxes to hire 400 new police officers and fund millions owed firefighters to the often skeptical Bureau of Governmental Relations yesterday. Before getting to the money ask, Landrieu spun his story of accomplishments, just in case BGR members “hadn’t been paying attention” the last six years. He also explained that with only 831 days left in his term – he counts every day – he wants to go faster rather than slower, do more rather than less.
Several blocks of Pine Street are expected to have low water pressure for line work most of the day Thursday, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
“Keep it between the ditches.” So often the parting phrase between folks out in the country and words to live by, no matter the context really. And though born of a more rural and how-to-drive nature, the sentiment echoes truth, even when it comes to how one may want to navigate another carnival season. Keep moving forward and avoid pitfalls. To wit, please embrace the following 10 points to aid in your Mardi Gras journeys this year.
New Orleans residents should be able to rent out part of their own home to tourists — or even the whole thing for a short period of time — using services like AirBnB, but the city is not yet ready to let absentee landlords do the same thing, City Planning commissioners recommended on Tuesday, setting the stage for further debate on the contentious issue at the City Council level.
A fire in an apartment on Milan Street killed a 56-year-old man Tuesday morning, New Orleans firefighters said.
Two of the five home invasions in the university-area that were under investigation this month involved the rape of sleeping victims, New Orleans police now say, contradicting previous suggestions that the victims were unharmed.
In March of 2015, Irvin Mayfield was downright cocky. He had recently opened the New Orleans Jazz Market, a home venue for his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO).
In an interview with Jennifer Odell of Offbeat, he painted a picture colored with lofty notions and ideals. Waxing poetic, Mayfield boasted that “[o]ur work is about conveying truth, love and beauty.”
New Orleans firefighters discovered a decomposed body under the Carrollton Avenue interstate off-ramp on Saturday morning, and a tugboat captain found a man’s body floating in the Mississippi River near Carrollton on Sunday evening, authorities said.
By Lindsay Caton
On a bitterly cold Friday night, a close first-half boys’ soccer struggle between the Ben Franklin Falcons and the Lusher Lions gave way to a dominating second half and 5-1 victory by Ben Franklin.
Tulane University is considering a series of renovations to major buildings and moving some of its parking out of the center of its Uptown New Orleans campus, according to a first draft of a master plan newly required by city law.
The fourth man indicted this week in last year’s brazen robberies of three Uptown New Orleans restaurants turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, New Orleans police said.
It’s that time of the year again. You’ve probably already had one.
If not, you’re planning on buying two. But which King Cake will it be? Things have changed since McKenzie’s Bakery held sovereignty over King Cake’s court. Before the year 2000, New Orleanians chose between the small round King Cake or the large oval classroom size. There was no question of which “type” of King Cake. King Cake was, simply, King Cake. The cake was plain, akin to French bread, narrow, no filling, barely sweet, but covered with colored sugar crystals. Earliest memories of King Cake for most New Orleanians are King Cake parties in grammar school. The teacher bringing a sugary chunk of cake to your desk. Green, Gold, and Purple sugar all over your uniform. Terrified you’d get the baby. Hoping you’d get the baby. If you lost, or won, depending on how you saw it, your mother would be delivering the next King Cake to class. Somehow, I always got the baby.
Today’s King Cake market is wildly different. The rules are—there are no rules.