More than 100 donors forked over $2500 each last night for cocktails with Mayor Mitch Landrieu. On everyone’s lips was the same question: Is Mitch running? Those asking included Winston, Sheila and Ronnie Burns (he introduced Mitch), lots of WTC bidders including Darryl and Louella Berger with partners Joe Jaeger and Roger Ogden; Paul Woodward; Pres Kabacoff, former Mayor Sidney Barthelemy and Edward Boettner; and Al Thompson and Arnold Baker with their spouses.
Lined with tall black tarps billowing over chain link fences, what was once Prytania Street between Octavia and Nashville now looks like a discarded set from an old episode of the X-Files. Gray mud seeps from under the fence, and strange sounds emanate from behind the tarps, but it is anyone’s guess what could actually be taking place back there.
An angry boyfriend shot at a woman’s home Wednesday afternoon just off the busy intersection of Washington and Broad Street, injuring no one but leading to the arrest of one person and a warrant for another, police said.
Two-story black tarps around the drainage-canal construction site on Prytania Street in Uptown New Orleans create dark tunnels that residents must walk through after parking blocks from their home, creating a scenario so unbearable that neighbors begged officials Tuesday night to drop the project altogether and simply leave.
While abandoning the Prytania Street leg of the SELA project is not an option, officials with the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promised that the work is now speeding up, with relief for residents in store in the weeks and months ahead.
A century-old, three-story Garden District home caught fire shortly after noon Tuesday on Philip Street, but the lone woman inside was able to escape unharmed and officials say much of the house can likely be rebuilt.
Car2Go — a car-sharing service that allows drivers to rent small cars for on a per-minute or hourly basis for short trips around the city — continued its tour of New Orleans neighborhoods Monday night in the Lower Garden District, explaining its services and the parking agreement it hopes to reach with the city.
The man pushing a bicycle along the train tracks near Leake Avenue earlier this month has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office, authorities said.
Loyola University will host the Valentina Kozlova International Semifinal Ballet Competition this weekend, as well as master classes by the Soviet-born dancer from the Bolshoi Ballet who defected more than 35 years ago.
A former church building and theatre on Martin Luther King Boulevard was damaged in a fire that broke out Monday evening, New Orleans Fire Department officials said.
The Ashé Power House will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with live performances by The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Jupiter Funk, Tank and the Bangas, and more.
Another week passes, and another vapid, unthinking ordinance begins snaking its way through the city council.
This round, it’s a “living wage” ordinance recently introduced by Councilman Jared Brossett. At a legislative breakfast held earlier this month, Brossett depicted the law as a palliative for New Orleans’ notorious and persistent epidemic of poverty.
“Income inequality — I don’t need to tell y’all this. It’s vast. I mean, we were compared to Zambia, as far as income inequality,” Brossett said. “That is ridiculous, as we are part of one of the richest and strongest nations on this planet.”
On Sunday evening, the 87th annual Oscar Awards were screened at the Prytania theatre. Complimentary food and beverage were provided for attendees. There were also glam and costume contests, as well as cinema trivia during commercial breaks.
A man in his late 30s was found dead Saturday night inside of a Thalia Street home in Central City, and New Orleans police have deemed the death “unclassified,” reports say.
The Southern Beverage Museum will be welcoming La Galerie d’Absinthe to its new home inside SoFAB this Saturday (Feb. 28), featuring absinthe punch and tasting of a variety of anise flavored spirits and liqueurs. The event is free with museum admission.
Audubon Charter School is on track to return to its Broadway Street campus for the coming school year, school officials say, though they are still awaiting an exact timetable to receive the building and remain concerned about issues with the Milan Street campus.
The majority of the repairs needed to an underground sewer line that was causing part of Magazine Street to sink should finished by Monday, but the street will remain closed to most drivers near Third Street through the weekend, officials said.
A number of lane shifts and detours around the intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne are planned for Saturday and Sunday to allow repairs to several nearby water lines, according to the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.