The city’s series of “Cops, Clergy and Community” forums on crime reduction is set to come to Uptown this week, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. George’s Church at 4600 St. Charles Avenue, according to an email sent to neighborhood leaders.
Detectives have deemed the report of an armed robbery at Marengo and Perrier that they received early Sunday morning as “unfounded” after being unable to reach the victims to continue the investigation, police said.
“The reporting persons could not be located after several attempts by both platoon patrol and DIU,” according to a news release from the NOPD Second District on Monday. “As for now, it has to be marked up unfounded until the reporting persons can be reached.”
Two new restaurants by celebrated chef Adolfo Garcia and his partners will open tonight on Freret Street, according to The New Freret website: “The High Hat Café, a casual Southern restaurant located at 5100 Freret and Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria next door, which will serve pizza pies cooked in a wood-fired oven.”
Rudy Carter was found in a hotel room in Ocean Springs, Miss., by a private investigator, according to our reporting partners at WWL.
New Orleans is synonymous with many positive things: jazz, daiquiris, Victorian architecture, Mardi Gras. In the popular perception, unfortunately, it is also synonymous with crime. A recent spurt of rapes and armed robberies in Uptown continue to feed the perception that crime is uniquely prevalent in New Orleans, worse than most urban areas.
This perception is entirely false. New Orleans does have a crime problem, and our homicide rate in particular is disturbing. However, our overall crime victimization rate is actually decent given size and demographics.
After years of hopes and prayers, the angels finally descended this weekend on Palmer Park, hundreds of them — and they were wearing fatigues, tool belts and mouse ears.
Neighbors from Carrollton and around Uptown New Orleans joined with volunteers from Disney and a nonprofit known as KaBOOM! all converged to give the park a total makeover with a large new playground as a centerpiece.
Sunday marks a long-awaited milestone for Carrollton-area families, the “Build Day” for Palmer Park’s new KaBoom playground.
After years of planning, more than 200 volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne. Sponsored in part by Disney, the project extends beyond play equipment to include benches, landscaping and a facelift for the archway.
For more information and to see a few photos from the project’s “Prep Day” on Friday, see the Friends of Palmer Park page on Facebook.
Despite record-breaking heat in the upper 90s, strong crowds showed up Saturday afternoon to hear Lagniappe Brass Band and others close out the Freret Market for the summer. The next market is scheduled for Sept. 3.
Attention produce box lovers! Hollygrove Market and Farm is offering a June special on produce, this month only — 10% off all produce, including the weekly produce box. That’s a full box of fresh, local produce, with enough food for two adults, at just $22.50. Just mention the Uptown Messenger with your purchase to receive your discount. Today’s box includes fresh strawberries, blueberries, squash, tomatoes, peaches, peppers, and more — for a full list of what you’ll receive visit the Hollygrove Market and Farm website.
Market hours are 12pm-6pm Tuesdays, and 10am-2pm Saturdays. Cash, check, credit and debit cards, and EBT are all accepted. Hollygrove Market and Farm is located at 8301 Olive Street in Hollygrove, two blocks off S. Carrollton. For more information visit http://www.hollygrovemarket.com.
A park in the Black Pearl and the O.C. Haley corridor will be two centers of the city’s quarterly “Fight the Blight” cleanup efforts today, and volunteers are encouraged to help clean up the neighborhood while city officials sweep the surrounding blocks for code violations.
Saturday is your last chance to enjoy the unique combination of food, vendors and music at the Freret Market before the monthly event goes on summer break.
Heather Elizabeth Designs is pleased to announce its series of June shows, featuring appearances at Wednesdays at the Square and the Arts Market of New Orleans. Father’s Day is coming up soon, and new designs are now available, perfect for gifts. Click below for details on these appearances, new merchandise, and more.