Nov 032011

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Every resident of Uptown New Orleans has reason to be afraid today. On Halloween night, shootings in the Vieux Carre, on Canal Street and in two neighborhoods left two dead and 16 wounded. While the violence didn’t occur Uptown, it was surely close enough to send a ripple of fear through the community. Continue reading »

Nov 022011

Three Uptown land-use projects that have each generated a fair amount of controversy — the proposed demolition of a historic home on St. Charles Avenue, permission for a restaurant to open in spite of unpermitted additions and a new nightclub on Freret Street — are all slated for New Orleans City Council hearing on Thursday, according to the agenda. Continue reading »

Nov 012011

Audubon Charter School's Broadway campus.

Audubon Charter School supporters and the Broadway campus’s neighbors generally agree on two points: that a renovation of the building will benefit everyone, but that something has to be done about traffic in the mornings and afternoons.

Where they disagree is whether the traffic plan must be finalized before the renovations can proceed, as the school seeks neighborhood support for some setback changes before the city’s Board of Zoning Adjustments this month. Continue reading »

Nov 012011

The Second District’s weekly leadership meetings will be held at Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Avenue, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for the foreseeable future. This week’s meeting will be in the second-floor meeting room.

The meetings are open to the public.

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Oct 312011

A tardy Ray Davies plays with a full backing band at The Preservation Hall stage, electrifying a sizable crowd with new work as well as "All Day and All of The Night" and "Sunny Afternoon." (Jean-Paul Villere for

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Oct 312011

Owen Courrèges

Here in New Orleans, we’re no strangers to the idea of police officers breaking the law. This city has seen members of its constabulary sent to death row at Angola Penitentiary for the most reprehensible crimes.

Given this background, it is hardly surprising that New Orleanians are un-phased, if not downright blasè, about minor acts of police misconduct. Alas, being the Big Easy’s resident Grumpy Gus, I’m definitely the exception to this rule.  This past Saturday evening, I noticed an NOPD cruiser parked in front of the fire hydrant across from my house. I believe the officer lives somewhere nearby, as this is hardly the first time I’ve seen that cruiser blocking the hydrant. Continue reading »

Oct 292011

The Women of Class SA&P 5th Anniversary second line

The Women of Class Social Aid and Pleasure Club fifth anniversary second line will start at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foxx Lounge, 3801 Washington Avenue, make a long run up to Earhart Boulevard and then head back down Washington and Louisiana, according to the WWOZ events calendar.

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