Mar 052012

Councilmember Stacy Head has attended dozens of meetings in diverse neighborhoods across the city with individual citizens, neighborhood organizations and businesses to learn more about the issues important to them.

“It is important to hear citizen concerns about crime, blight, infrastructure, and economic development and at the same time explain how, as Councilmember at Large, I can help make a positive impact in their lives,” said Councilmember Head. “I have also enjoyed the enthusiasm citizens share for the future of their neighborhoods and the City of New Orleans.” Continue reading »

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Mar 052012

The Hurstville Neighborhood Association, which runs roughly from Nashville Avenue to Jefferson Avenue between Magazine Street and Loyola Avenue, will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 5) in the dining hall at the Isidore Newman School on Jefferson Avenue.

The meeting will feature board and officer elections and a presentation by Carl Perilloux, supervisor of the Hurstville Security District’s police patrols.

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Mar 042012

Benjamin Morris

It’s a local institution. Come rain, come shine, there are few better places to be on the first Saturday of the month than the corner of Freret and Napoleon. The Freret Market, which celebrates its fifth birthday this year, is one of the city’s most visible post-Katrina success stories for bringing together local residents, merchants, and artists (and everyone else in between). Neighborhood members know they love it, but curious to take the pulse of their passion, I took a recent walk around the market equipped with a simple question.

If you could sum up the Freret Market in a single sentence, what would that be?

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Mar 032012

Craig Giesecke

I have several foodie friends who are financially comfortable enough to go out to eat pretty much anytime and anywhere they want. Must be nice. Maybe I should spend more time with them.

At least several times a week, they arrange to meet up with friends at the newest and latest go-to spot (and there are new ones nearly each week) or spend a couple of hours at some old favorite. They fill their blogs and Facebook pages with comments about new wines, twists on classic dishes, their favorite servers/owners and plenty of banter about why one place is better than another. The arguments can get intense. Continue reading »

Mar 032012

The VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid & Pleasure Club Task Force will hold their ninth annual second line Sunday, starting at noon at Tapp’s II Lounge at Washington and South Rocheblave in the Hoffman Triangle area, then heading down to the Milan neighborhood, onto St. Charles Avenue for a few blocks, and back up through Central City to end where it started.

For a route map, see Offbeat, and for turn-by-turn instructions and a video from 2010, see Gambit.

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Mar 022012

The Uptown portion of the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday (via

St. Charles Avenue will host the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans marathon again this year, as Sunday’s course stretches the entirety of the Uptown thoroughfare from the Central Business District to Audubon Park and back. Continue reading »

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