Sep 212010

Saints fans Daryn DeLuco (left), Ben Lee and Leon Touzet III scream out in excitement as the Saints are victorious over the 49ers 25-22 at the Saint Bar and Lounge on St. Mary St. Monday night. The Saint Bar and Lounge will have various live music and DJ's every night a Saints game is played for the entire season, presented by Defend New Orleans. "I really like music and football together. It really suits the Saints and New Orleans. We have a unique group of football fans here. Football is not just for football fans here. It doesn't matter who you are, everybody is a Saints fan here," said Jac Currie, owner of The Saint Bar and Lounge.

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Sep 202010

FEMA plans to remove this trailer from the front yard of Hannah Batiste's Robert Street home within a week or two, but the city council is applying pressure to see all of the more than 250 trailers remaining in the city removed.

The city should do its utmost to ensure that the 256 FEMA trailers remaining in New Orleans are gone by the end of the year, Councilwoman Stacy Head told city and federal officials at a Monday morning meeting.

The city council has already passed a law that trailers are not acceptable housing inside the city limits, Head said, so “the FEMA trailers are in the city illegally.”

“The trailers’ existence in the city of New Orleans is illegal. Your property is illegally on city soil,” said Head, who represents the Uptown-based District B, at a meeting of the city’s housing committee. “Until we force you to do the right thing, you’re not going to do it?” Continue reading »

Sep 202010

Susan Guidry

A New Orleans city councilwoman invited Uptown residents to a town-hall meeting at 6 p.m. tonight about recent drainage issues, and took a moment to encourage support for upcoming recreation reforms, at a Sunday night neighborhood meeting. Continue reading »

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Sep 202010

The fate of the former site of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts remains a concern for Upper Hurstville residents.

The possibility of Lusher Charter School expanding into the shuttered former Uptown site of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts brings mixed feelings in the surrounding neighborhood, and the balance of opinion may rest on whether local children could gain attendance privileges to the popular school. Continue reading »

Sep 192010

The Goodfellas Fourth Annual Second Line proceeded through Central City and the Milan neighborhood on Sunday. Below are photos from near their second stop, the Turning Point bar at the corner of Washington and Baronne Streets.

Maurice Craige of Stooges Brass Band plays the trombone while marching down Washington Ave. in the Goodfellas Fourth Annual Second Line.

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Sep 182010

The Goodfellas Fourth Annual Second Line begins  at 1 p.m. Sunday at LaSalle and Washington, winds down to the Dryades YMCA, back Uptown to The Other Place bar on Saratoga, and finishes at Washington and Earhart.

For turn-by-turn directions, see Red Cotton’s post at Gambit’s

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Sep 182010

Boxers square off in the ring at Freret Street Gym's Friday Night Fights.

Here, at this dark block’s end with its glaring points of light, this is where you call a man by his color.

“Let’s go, blue!” a spectator screams at the fighters in the ring.

“Go, red!” the woman next to him answers right back: louder, if anything. Continue reading »