The Krewe of Banana is returning to the Port of New Orleans and we couldn’t be happier. The Port of New Orleans has undergone a great resurgence in recent years – at least they are one agency that Governor Bobby Jindal cuts less frequently than most others.
A man in his 50s was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon on Jackson Avenue near St. Charles Avenue, police said, and they are seeking the public’s help in finding an armed robber in a case from South Claiborne Avenue last week.
Join civic-minded New Orleanians in a panel discussion this evening (Thursday, May 15) surrounding recent legal fights with the oil and gas industry, political influence in Louisiana policy making, and coastal restoration projects in the region.
Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is opening new locations in New Orleans! The first is located at 2801 Magazine St. and is a 1,903 sq. ft. store featuring the new Smoothie King store design developed by WD Partners. The second is a kiosk location in the new Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.
“Smoothie King was born in New Orleans and it is the ongoing support we’ve received from this community that has propelled us to be the leading smoothie franchise concept for the past 20 years,” said Smoothie King Global CEO Wan Kim. “Our three corporate locations in New Orleans will feature our new store design giving guests an opportunity to experience where Smoothie King is headed nationally and internationally.”
The governing board of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is still contemplating when to begin its expansion into the middle school grades — whether to wait until its current students reach those levels, or to begin adding those grades earlier.
With the unleashing of their imaginations and mentorship from the National Organization of Minority Architects, four teams from Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Sci Academy and Urban League College Track spent the last year analyzing the needs of various neighborhoods around the city and then developing architectural plans designed to meet those needs.
Security, transportation, employment, shelter and food were among areas the youth considered during the urban planning process. They sought to define space and place and answer questions like: Does a church fall under the category of public space, entertainment or education?
And what the budding architects, ranging in ages 11 to 18, envisioned is nothing short of thoughtful, innovative and really, really sweet.
A Mercedes Benz sedan taken in a carjacking shortly before noon Monday was found on the scene of an apparent suicide on a Mid-City side street a few minutes later, according to a report by Della Hasselle of Mid-City Messenger. The Mercedes was taken from its owner by force in the 1600 block of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard around 11:50 a.m., and just after noon it arrived in the 200 block of North Salcedo Street in Mid-City, where a man got out, retrieved a gun from another nearby car, and fatally shot himself in the head, Mid-City Messenger reports.
The Hangar 13 nightclub in Broadmoor was gutted by fire Monday afternoon, but the Rendon Inn lounge immediately next door emerged from the blaze without any damage, firefighters said.
The Fountainheas, an internationally known Israel performing group, will commemorate Israel’s 66th Independence Day as part of a free Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration today (Monday, May 12) at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue.
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.
The ROMP! fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity in Palmer Park scheduled for today (Saturday, May 10) has been postponed until June because of the threat of rain, organizers said.
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.
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.
Magazine Street’s Premier Springtime event!
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!