Freret Neighbors United will hold its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 9) at Samuel J. Green Charter School at the corner of Valence and LaSalle streets.
Three Uptown projects — a request to sell alcohol at the CVS under construction on Claiborne, a new clay studio on the Freret commercial corridor, and an apartment building on St. Charles Avenue — are all slated for consideration today by the City Planning Commission.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host a meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at Dryades YMCA seeking input on the top budget priorities of residents of City Council District B, which spans much of Uptown, the Garden District and Central City.
In “The Rebirth of Freret Street,” Gambit food writer Ian McNulty examines the dizzing pace of restaurant openings on Freret Street.
Next up for the busy corridor after Dat Dog, High Hat Cafe and Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria? Company Burger and Midway Pizza this month (perhaps as early as this week), followed by Origami sushi and the PubliQ House later this year.
The nearest neighbors believe Whole Foods is asking too much with its latest requests, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association agreed to some of Whole Foods’ requests in May, and asked the grocery to rethink others before its Aug. 23 hearing before the City Planning Commission.
Hot Dog! Dat Dog is now serving ice-cold beer with its dogs. Abita and Miller brand beers are all available for just $3, the perfect way to wash down your hot dog, sausage, or cheese fries. Dogs start at just $5 and sides at $3. Dat Dog is located at 5031 Freret, and is open Tues-Thurs from 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat from 11am-10pm, and Sunday from noon to 6pm. (Mondays Dat Dog is closed; even good dogs have to rest.)
Two people were bound by duct tape at gunpoint Saturday evening while their Walnut Street home was robbed by masked intruders, police said.
Perhaps the greatest challenge New Orleans currently faces is urban decay, known commonly as “blight.” There is nothing more cancerous to a neighborhood than the presence of unoccupied, moldering buildings. They’re ugly, they’re useless, they allow for the proliferation of rats and other pests – there is nothing good to be said about blight.
The need for air-conditioning repairs has the Nix Library on South Carrollton closed indefinitely, but residents in the neighborhood are organizing an effort to get the city to reopen it.
With a KaBOOM! playground on the way to its Claiborne Avenue campus, the new French-immersion charter school opening this month in Uptown New Orleans is set to discuss longer-term planning for a home for its students at a meeting Monday.
A 28-year-old man was found shot to death Sunday evening inside a white SUV on Monroe Street in Hollygrove, authorities said.
After being carjacked in his driveway, a Hollygrove man jumped into the bed of his truck and dodged gunfire in an effort to thwart the teen who stole it, police said.
The 32-year-old victim had pulled into the driveway of his home in the 9100 block of Edinburgh about 9 p.m. Friday, when a teenager walked up, pointed a gun at him and demanded his keys and phone, said Lt. Mike Montalbano, interim commander of the NOPD Second District. The teen got into the red Toyota Tundra pickup and began to drive away, but the victim chased the truck and jumped into the bed of it, Montalbano said.
A 72-year-old woman will be charged in the death of a man she set on fire during an argument Tuesday in a nursing home on Delachaise, police said.
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A disabled man was robbed at gunpoint of prescription painkillers by three men who burst into his home last week, but one of his attackers has been identified and arrested, police said Thursday.