Scrappy New Orleans entrepreneur Kishore “Mike” Motwani’s $8.175 million purchase this week of Oz, New Orleans premiere gay dance club, this week is another sign that this often-despised self-made millionaire puts his money where his mouth is. Much to the dismay of ardent preservationists, Motwani is living the American Dream by remaking downtown New Orleans in his own image.
Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson will be the Saints celebrity dogmaker on Thursday, July 23rd from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Dat Dog on Freret. Watson will dress dogs, sign autographs and greet fans to raise money for Son of a Saint, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of fatherless boys, providing guidance through mentors.
By Brendan Valentine, David Brown and Kevin Caldwell
According to Dr. Ken Roy, the passage of Louisiana’s Senate Bill 143 is “a sad day for science, a sad day for medicine and a sad day for the State of Louisiana.” Dr. Roy is concerned that it isn’t currently feasible to expect physicians to prescribe a Schedule I substance, due to FDA regulations. He also strongly implies that there are no legitimate therapeutic uses for marijuana in a natural form.
The debate between historic preservation and private-property rights flared again Monday as a panel of New Orleans officials considered requests to tear down four more Uptown homes, pitting preservationists against property owners and neighbors against neighborhood associations.
New Orleanians have long suspected that our drivers (like our government) are completely ignorant of the law. There’s some basis in fact for this view. A 2013 study found that Louisiana had the worst drivers in the country.
New Orleans-based digital marketing agency Online Optimism is proud to announce its participation in upcoming premier business development event Sage Summit, that will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center July 27-30, 2015.
Hosted by Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services, Sage Summit began in 2003 as a product-training event. Last year, Sage Summit was successfully re-imagined with a mission to be the most valuable gathering for small and mid-sized businesses and accountants – with a deeper layer of thought leadership and more purposeful learning, and attendance more than doubled. This year’s conference is expected to draw more than 7,500 attendees live and 15,000 virtually.
An 8-year-old boy inside an Annunciation Street home was hit in the foot by gunfire from outside on Saturday evening, and a 28-year-old man was shot in the buttocks overnight near Eagle Street in Carrollton, New Orleans police said Sunday morning.
Part of the Freret Street commercial corridor will have low water pressure early Monday morning to allow for water-line work in the area, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
An abandoned home on Delachaise Street in Broadmoor collapsed late Friday morning, but no one was injured, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
Article by Sarah Tan for UptownMessenger.comThroughout the city of New Orleans, more than 5,000 irregularly-shaped empty lots of land have traditionally been seen as too tiny to be built upon, so they just sit. One architecture firm and developer team, however, have been looking to make use of these lots by turning them into small, but affordable housing stock.
“The lot on St. Thomas ‘wasn’t worthy of a house’ is what the neighbors said,” architect Jonathan Tate said.
After a man broke into a Central City bar on Washington Avenue earlier this week, New Orleans police are hoping that surveillance video of the burglary will lead to the suspect’s identity and his arrest.
With qualifying less than 60 days away, local candidates are wanting lightning to strike to drive interest and money into the fall legislative races. Will lightning strike twice for School Board member Leslie Ellison as she takes on popular State Sen. David Heitmeier? As a physician and Chair of the state senate’s Health and Welfare Committee, Heitmeier played a leadership role in the passage of medical marijuana.
After controversy arose over an announced plan to narrow the Napoleon Avenue neutral ground to allow for the creation of a bicycle lane in each direction of the roadway, the city has now created an online form to take feedback from residents on the project.
A new bed-and-breakfast proposed for a large Laurel Street home in the Irish Channel received initial approval Tuesday afternoon from the New Orleans City Planning Commission.