Apr 142015
 
Oil on canvas painting by New Orleans artist Clarence Millet (1879-1959), titled Studio Courtyard (est. $20,000-$40,000)

Oil on canvas painting by New Orleans artist Clarence Millet (1879-1959), titled Studio Courtyard (est. $20,000-$40,000)

More than 1,150 premium lots – many of them pulled from prominent estates in Mobile, Ala., Jackson, Miss., New Orleans and elsewhere throughout the South – will be sold at a two-day estates auction slated for April 18th (starting at 9 a.m. CST) and 19th (at 10 a.m.) by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Ave.

Offered will be many desirable pieces of original Louisiana artwork by artists such as Clarence Millet, Knute Heldner, Robert Rucker, and Clementine Hunter; French and Italian furniture; American furniture, to include a circa-1870 American Renaissance carved and burl walnut bedroom set; antique lamps, including a Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted lamp; and a Sevres-style porcelain vase. Continue reading »

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Apr 132015
 
The shooting took place at Washington and Broad, and the fleeing suspect crashed at Tulane and South Miro, police said. (map via NOPD)

The shooting took place at Washington and Broad, and the fleeing suspect crashed at Tulane and South Miro, police said. (map via NOPD)

Samuel Ash (via opcso.org)

Samuel Ash (via opcso.org)

Three teenagers were injured in a shooting Monday afternoon near a crowded bus stop at the busy Broadmoor intersection of Washington and Broad, but New Orleans police were able to quickly able to arrest the 27-year-old gunman, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Apr 132015
 
The former Carrollton court house has been used as a school by Audubon Charter, Lusher and Benjamin Franklin, despite lingering problems and decades-old modular buildings. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The former Carrollton courthouse, photographed in 2014. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orleans Parish School Board may postpone the planned auction of the historic Carrollton courthouse to give neighborhood activists time to research other options for it. Continue reading »

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Apr 132015
 

Eric "King" Ross (via NOPD)

Eric “King” Ross (via NOPD)

New Orleans police detectives are asking for the public’s help finding a man they want to question about the armed robbery of a 66-year-old Domino’s driver on Foucher Street in February, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Apr 132015
 

Via Brustman Carrino Public Relations

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will celebrate its re-opening of the the finished museum, as well as the Museum of the American Cocktail’s New Orleans collection, with a gala Friday night and free demonstrations Saturday and Sunday focusing on fish, barbecue and pastries.  Continue reading »

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Apr 122015
 
Two officers speak at the scene of a homicide in the 1300 block of General Ogden. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two officers speak at the scene of a homicide in the 1300 block of General Ogden. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

The death of a 55-year-old man Friday night on General Ogden Street happened while he struggled with a neighbor trying to intervene in a domestic altercation, New Orleans police said, and the neighbor is not being charged while prosecutors determine whether to deem it a justifiable homicide. Continue reading »

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Apr 122015
 
(map via BikeEasy.org)

(map via BikeEasy.org)

Via Gambel Communications

Via Gambel Communications

On Wednesday morning, bicycle commuters can ride with others from Uptown or Broadmoor to a meetup in the Central Business District as part of this year’s Bike to Work Week in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Apr 122015
 

(map via NOPD)

The 7700 block of Willow is near Adams Street, and the 2300 block of Lowerline is near Neron Place. (map via NOPD)

A pair of women were robbed at gunpoint overnight on Willow Street — with one of them hit in the face with a gun — and another woman was robbed less than 20 minutes later on Lowerline Street, New Orleans police said Sunday morning. Continue reading »

Apr 102015
 
Chef Antonino "Nino" Bongiorno and his son, Giuseppe, behind the counter at Cafe Nino. The restaurant will close May 31. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chef Antonino “Nino” Bongiorno and his son, Giuseppe, behind the counter at Cafe Nino. The restaurant will close May 31. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After 18 years in an assuming little building on South Carrollton Avenue, chef “Nino” Bongiorno plans to close his doors there for the final time at the end of next month.

“Everyone knows me, and everyone cries,” Bongiorno said of word about his plans to close getting out. But fans of Nino’s chicken marsala and red wine still have reason to dry their eyes — Bongiorno said that after a short break, he plans to currently seek a new location in the Warehouse District or possibly Freret Street. Continue reading »

Apr 102015
 
The Our Lady of Lourdes church on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Our Lady of Lourdes church on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After years of trying to find a new purpose for the flooded Our Lady of Lourdes church on Napoleon Avenue, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has decided to place the majestic building up for sale to a buyer that can be a good neighbor to the Catholic school next door. Continue reading »

Apr 102015
 

Anthony J. Watson (via opcso.org)

Anthony J. Watson (via opcso.org)

A teenage carjacker forced his victim at gunpoint to teach him how to drive her manual-transmission vehicle, and investigators arrested him the same night after tracking the woman’s stolen iPhone, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Apr 102015
 
Via WWNO

Via WWNO

WWNO, the local public-radio affiliate, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in Central City will host and moderate a discussion next week of the impact of the BP oil spill on Louisiana seafood that still remains five years later.  Continue reading »

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