Irish Channel residents have a full slate of neighborhood activities to join over the next three evenings, with a meeting with City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell tonight, a discussion with the developers of the Turnbull Bakery site on Friday, and a Burke Park cleanup day on Saturday.
By almost all accounts, Jay Dardenne has been a pretty good Lt. Governor. Though not a “tourism person,” Dardenne ran an efficient bureaucracy, shrunk the budget and did more with less. Under Dardenne’s watch, the number of visitors to Louisiana has grown along with tourism related jobs.
While Dardenne was solid administrator for the state’s cultural attractions and museums, he was never really embraced by tourism’s heavy hitters. That’s probably why the turnout for Dardenne’s New Orleans announcement for governor at the Cabildo yesterday was so light and why his campaign has attracted few New Orleans donors, especially among the tourism leadership who know him best.
An early-morning SWAT roll on Palmer Avenue ended with a woman’s peaceful surrender Thursday, New Orleans police said.
An art exhibition featuring over fifty notable works
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau Antiques presents Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art now until May 4, 2015 at the M.S. Rau Gallery in New Orleans. Organized by recognized expert in 18th and 19th century fine art, art patron and owner of M.S. Rau, William Rau, the exhibition includes more than fifty notable works, many of which are exhibited for the first time, by fine art masters including William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Leon Gerome, Henri Matisse, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Norman Rockwell, among others. The exhibition traces the evolving representation of women and the female body, archetypes of ideal beauty and model behavior, and the interplay between art and society.
Two months after the Uptown Learning Center announced its possible imminent closure, its former director has been arrested on charges that she stole well over tens of thousands of dollars by taking cash payments from parents, then under-reporting the total number of students at the school, according to New Orleans police.
The vacant site of a century-old home on General Pershing Street — demolished last year despite sustained outcry from its neighbors — may finally see some use this fall as green space for the nearby Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans.
Tulane University’s English Department is sponsoring a spring symposium Thursday featuring a panel of distinguished critiics discussing the latest work in Eudora Welty studies and criticism, as well as a performance of Welty’s short story “Why I live at the P.O.”
An late-night armed robbery followed immediately by a carjacking in Central City last week — both involving an assailant wielding a shotgun — were the work of two teens, ages 13 and 14, who have since been arrested, New Orleans police said.
Happy National Beer Day!
Dat Dog is pleased to introduce “Dat Biere”, a French-style ale crafted with pilsner, Munich and caramel malts that is served on tap at all four Dat Dog locations.
The collaboration on Dat Biere began last fall, when Dat Dog and long-time brew partner Bayou Teche hatched the idea to develop a new, custom brew for the beloved hot dog restaurant. Dat Biere drinks with a light-to-moderate toasty character that pairs will with Dat Dog’s brats, hot dogs and sausages.
As the student population continues to increase, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans plans to expand next year into the Poydras Street building in Lower Mid-City recently occupied by Morris Jeff Community School.
Article by Kristen Himmelberg for UptownMessenger.com
The site of the old Turnbull Bakery in the Irish Channel neighborhood is set to undergo a major transformation in the coming years as city officials and neighborhood leaders have begun signing off on plans for the demolition of the old warehouses and construction of 17 single-family homes.
If I had to write a motto for the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC), it would be: “Making you kiss the ring to replace your roof.”
There are few examples of useless bureaucratic slime worse than the HDLC. This gaggle of architectural fetishists has crafted a Byzantine set of design guidelines, many of which have nothing whatsoever to do with preservation and appear specifically designed to render any renovation prohibitively expensive.
The only saving grace of the HDLC is that their authority is limited to a small number of core neighborhoods. This is kind of like saying that the saving grace of buck moth caterpillars is that they only come out in the Spring – it’s a restraint, but not exactly what I’d call a redeeming quality.
The Pigeontown Steppers will make their annual East Sunday second line through a number of Carrollton neighborhoods today.
On Saturday afternoon, people packed onto Freret street for the annual Freret Street Festival. Food, music and arts and crafts lined Freret from Soniat down to Napoleon. Local vendors like Woody’s Fish Tacos, Boucherie and Liberty Cheesesteak provided food. There were three stages of music featuring artists like Cha Wah, Bonerama, Mississippi Rail Company, Billy Iusso and the Restless Natives amongst others.