Jun 142016
 
Gisele Cosma, Owner of Rye Clothing

Gisele Cosma, Owner of Rye Clothing

The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. We hope you are inspired and continue to shop small and shop local—even if it takes a little extra time!

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.

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Jun 132016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

“These modern verandahs . . . afford a perfect shelter from the sun and weather, to passers by the front of the houses to which they are attached. In sultry climates, the necessity of shade from the sun, to health, and comfort, has universally introduced the custom of balconies or verandahs; which in this respect, are equally beneficial to the inmates of the houses, and to wayfarers.”

Durant v. Riddell, 12 La. Ann. 746, 747 (La. 1857)

“It is a matter of public and judicial history that galleries, or ‘verandas,’ as they are also called, have been sanctioned by usage in New Orleans almost from time immemorial.”

Lambert v. American Box Co., 144 La. 604, 611 (La. 1919).

An iconic feature of New Orleans architecture, particularly in the French Quarter and present on most historic commercial strips, is the wrap-around, double-balcony – also called a “gallery” or “veranda” – that extends over the sidewalk. They serve not only as an attractive architectural element and to provide outdoor space for the owners of homes and commercial buildings, but they also shield passers-by on the sidewalk from the elements, thereby providing a public good. Continue reading »

Jun 102016
 
Fresh Herbs and Produce from Two Acre Farms (Kristine Froeba)

Fresh Herbs and Produce from Two Acre Farms. Last week’s haul. Pre-picked is also available. (Kristine Froeba)

When perusing menus and speaking to chefs, “locally sourced,” “farm-to-table,” and “seasonal greens” are the phrases most oft repeated. The current widespread movement of farm-to-table is replacing the larger food suppliers with a more personal experience. Chefs know the farmers. There is a running dialogue of what will be ripe in two weeks. The food is fresher. The flavors are more intense. Menus are dependent on the seasons and the day’s harvest. Continue reading »

Jun 102016
 
(via audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoovie)

(via audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoovie)

Audubon Zoo will host Dinner and a ZOOvie, a weekly series featuring a family-friendly movie and food trucks inside the Zoo.

The featured movie for Friday, June 10 (tonight) is “Inside Out”, while Ironsides, Burgers Ya Heard, and La Concinita will be the food trucks. Continue reading »

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Jun 092016
 

A man with mobility issues was killed by an overnight fire in a home in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans firefighters said Thursday morning. Continue reading »

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Jun 092016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

The race to replace retiring 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Max Tobias is already heating up with three lower court judges – Criminal Court Judge Laurie White and Civil District Court Judges Tiffany Chase and Regina Bartholomew Woods – tossing their hats in the ring. Attorney Kevin Guillory who previously ran for a Criminal Court judgeship is also campaigning. Continue reading »

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Jun 092016
 

Pinkbee

Pinkberry is swirling up its latest innovation — Pinkbee’s. This low-fat milk ice cream combines the creaminess and quality of traditional ice cream with a health-conscious approach.

To top it all off, customers can indulge in the Pinkbee’s Honeycomb Drizzle, featuring the low-fat milk ice cream, drizzled with honey and topped with real honeycomb, a delicious new luxe topping. Continue reading »

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Jun 082016
 
A police officer emerges from the side of a house on LaSalle Street after a man was shot there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A police officer emerges from the side of a house on LaSalle Street after a man was shot there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

David Mathis (via NOPD)

David Mathis (via NOPD)

The man injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street will be charged with burglary, but no charges are being considered against the homeowner who shot him, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jun 082016
 

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

A 15-year-old has been identified in connection with six armed-robbery incidents — including two in the Uptown area — around the city in a five-day period last week involving a silver car, New Orleans police said, and he was arrested after he surrendered overnight. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 
A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street just off Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans police said, and neighbors say a homeowner shot him while he was trying to break into the house. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 

By Julie Schwam Harris

I feel compelled to set the record straight. Owen Courreges recently published a piece opposing a meaningful Equal Pay for Women bill and opposing State Rep. Helena Moreno’s actions to promote women’s equality in elected representation, economic opportunity and freedom from fear of violence.

It is critical to recognize the link between the two events that inspired Moreno to action with the “It’s No Joke” campaign. Rep. Havard’s sexist “joke” about a bill trying to prevent young strippers from being mired in potentially dangerous situations on May 18 and the defeat of a good compromise Equal Pay bill on May 19 are linked because they are two sides of the same coin – sexism and unintended discrimination against women – that are hurting women, families and the economy in Louisiana. Continue reading »