May 032016
 
A rendering by Studio WTA of the new Lula Restaurant Distillery on St. Charles Avenue. (via city of New Orleans)

A rendering by Studio WTA of the new Lula Restaurant Distillery on St. Charles Avenue. (via city of New Orleans)

With approval from both the City Council and the Louisiana legislature, Lula Restaurant Distillery broke ground on St. Charles Avenue on Monday afternoon and plans to be open by October. Continue reading »

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May 032016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A bicyclist riding through Broadmoor was robbed at gunpoint and then stabbed by his attackers Monday evening, and another man was cut during an argument with a woman on St. Mary Street early Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 032016
 
Zohreh Khaleghi of The Flaming Torch

Zohreh Khaleghi of The Flaming Torch

Greater New Orleans’ citizens are arguably the most flexible people in the country. We take turns with our fellow drivers on narrow cobblestone streets, we know the secret route to get to our house during parade season, and boil water advisories keep us on our toes. These are just a few quirks that make us curious to outsiders and unite us as New Orleanians.

Another reason for us to band together is coming to a road near you! We will be facing drainage system improvements and road construction for the next five years. Funds from FEMA as well as our Department of Public Works have been designated and projects have been mapped through 2019 and we need to stay flexible (as we do) in the name of long-term infrastructure improvements!

Along with those experiencing personal inconveniences and dissatisfactions, our local businesses on these routes are taking a hard economic hit. New Orleans’ businesses need to feel our support and the impact of local dollars now at this critical time of business disruption because they are the backbone of our city’s culture, economy and character. Continue reading »

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May 022016
 
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(via magazinestreet.com)

The Magazine Street Merchants Association, along First NBC Bank, will host the 6th Annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll this Saturday, May 7. Participating shops will stay open until 9 p.m., and the event will feature live music, complimentary refreshments, store sales and discounts, and more on Magazine Street. Continue reading »

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May 022016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

sinkhole

noun sink·hole \ˈsiŋk-ˌhōl\

: a low area or hole in the ground that is formed especially when soil and rocks are removed by flowing water

The most appropriate metaphor for Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor of New Orleans would be a sinkhole. If there’s a monument to the Landrieu’s legacy, it will be a gigantic Hell-maw (the devourer-of-Hondas) located right smack in the middle of a major thoroughfare. Continue reading »

May 022016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A man and a woman were robbed on St. Mary Street in the Lower Garden District on Saturday evening, and man was beaten by armed robbers on Eighth Street a few hours later, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 022016
 

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The nonprofit Save Our Cemeteries will be supervising the community clean-up Tuesday of the historic Valence Cemetery in the Freret neighborhood by trimming ferns, clipping invasive vegetation, and removing trash. Continue reading »

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Apr 292016
 

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givenolalogoGiveNOLA Day, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is the community’s third annual, 24-­hour online-charitable giving event, created to inspire people to give more to nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger and creating a vibrant community for all.

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra (NOVO) is proud to be a participating nonprofit this year as we host a Nonprofit Happy Hour this Tuesday in conjunction with GiveNOLA Day. The free fundraising event will include musical entertainment by members of NOVO, refreshments for all ages, and representatives from several other nonprofits also discussing their organizations. Continue reading »

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Apr 292016
 

Guy’s is back. Marvin is back. Lunch is back.

Roast Beef Po-Boy from Guy's (Kristine Froeba)

Roast Beef Po-Boy from Guy’s (Kristine Froeba)

Guy’s Po-Boys reopened last week. There was little fanfare, but owner, chef, and sole sandwich maker Marvin Matherne doesn’t operate on fanfare; he serves lunch. The restaurant is already packed daily, the small dining room filled. The exterior paint is brighter, the fixtures newer, but the menu remains unchanged.

Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

Guy’s doesn’t serve fancy food. It serves great food. The Po-Boys are of the variety found in the traditional corner New Orleans Po-Boy shop. Overfilled seafood with pickles and hot sauce and Blue Plate slathered, messy, gravy-laden Roast Beef – all on Leidenheimers. Continue reading »

Apr 282016
 
Audubon Nature Institute CEO Ron Forman, left, and Audubon Commission chair Kelly Duncan listen to comments from residents on Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Audubon Nature Institute CEO Ron Forman, left, and Audubon Commission chair Kelly Duncan listen to comments from residents on Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The new public-notice policies that the Audubon Commission has offered concerning proposed development are a good start, Uptown residents said on Thursday afternoon, but should be significantly improved before they are adopted. Continue reading »

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Apr 282016
 
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(map via NOPD)

A 70-year-old woman on Adams Street was sexually assaulted by a man she knew, and a 20-year-old woman on Peniston Street was sexually assaulted by a female acquaintance, New Orleans police said in rape reports released Thursday morning. Continue reading »

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Apr 282016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Instead of making his passionate plea from one of the city’s more dangerous inner city neighborhoods where residents experience crime day after day, Mayor Landrieu chose the relative safety of Tulane University and the campus police who could help protect attendees. Who was Landrieu’s real intended audience — the neighborhoods that can afford extra security or the law-abiding citizens who are afraid to let their kids play outside? Was Landrieu’s speech a positioning statement for his future in the Clinton administration? Continue reading »

Apr 272016
 
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at Tulane University while a projector screen displays the faces of victims of violence in the city. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at Tulane University while a projector screen displays the faces of victims of violence in the city. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A host of city initiatives and reforms are pushing crime in New Orleans to historic lows, but such gains are impossible to celebrate when homicide rates in the city remain four times the national average, said Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday night as he laid out the many ways he believes the city, its residents, and its state and federal partners can continue to push the progress forward. Continue reading »

Apr 272016
 
J.P. France, Tulane redshirt sophomore pitcher, throws the ball in the first inning of their game against LSU at Turchin stadium. The Green Wave beat the Tigers 4-1.

J.P. France, Tulane redshirt sophomore pitcher, throws the ball in the first inning of their game against LSU at Turchin stadium. The Green Wave beat the Tigers 4-1.

By Lindsay Caton for Uptown Messenger

Tulane played strong defense Tuesday night against a top 15 ranked LSU team to come up with a big 4-1 victory over the Tigers. Continue reading »

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Apr 262016
 
Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lawrence Crocker and Sylvanie Williams — the two Uptown elementary schools in the New Orleans College Prep charter network — will add tuition-based seats to their preschool programs in the fall, part of a broader long-term strategy to create a completely new early-learning center in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Apr 262016
 

Join The Historic New Orleans Collection as it toasts its 50th anniversary at Soirée d’Or, a black-tie gala on Wednesday, May 4. A museum, research center, and publisher, THNOC is hosting anniversary events throughout 2016, and the gala presents a unique opportunity to celebrate in style with live, local music and with food from an iconic New Orleans restaurateur, all at the beautifully renovated Orpheum Theater.

French Opera House, interior (detail); 1902; photograph by John N. Teunisson; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1999.60.12

French Opera House, interior (detail); 1902; photograph by John N. Teunisson; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1999.60.12

Guests will enjoy performances by the Preservation Hall All-Stars, JMO – The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra and Joe Lastie Jr. and the Lastie Family Gospel as well as menu selections from Ralph Brennan Catering. Continue reading »

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