Put a fork in it. The Louisiana Landmarks Society is done. They’ve bought the farm, cashed in their chips, and kicked the proverbial bucket.
I could go on listing aphorisms signifying death or obsolescence, but the gist is that the Louisiana Landmarks Society has become a joke. They have abandoned their mission of helping preserve landmarks in favor of the far less laudable enterprise of hawking restrictive zoning for the benefit of local NIMBYs.
I have reached this conclusion following the society’s release of its annual “New Orleans Nine Most Endangered List,” which lists “at-risk historic properties.” The Louisiana Landmarks Society as a whole was founded in 1950 in order to promote historic preservation, and the list was envisioned as a means to highlight certain properties at risk of being lost.
After this year’s list, it’s clear that is no longer the society’s agenda.
You have made plans for your summer travel: you’re going up north, your kids are going to camp, and you’re all looking at baggage fees as you book your flights. Travel smart this summer: skip both the fees and the hassle by sending your luggage with Parcels and Post New Orleans.
Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project, a national touring program, is stopping at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on June 26 to host a one-night-only showcase of 20 local artists’ work.
Two people were injured Saturday afternoon in a drive-by shooting in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police investigators are searching for three people they want to question about a Wednesday-evening armed robbery in the Irish Channel, and they are asking for the public’s help identifying them, authorities said.
Southern Rep’s annual “Work Hard Play Hard” fundraiser at Il Posto on Dryades Street will feature live music, an all-you-can-eat buffet, an open bar, and a silent auction/raffle of donated items and services from local artists and businesses, all to benefit the 6×6 and 3×3 programs that support the development of new plays.
The South Broad Health Clinic in the renovated pharmacy at Washington and Broad will be operated by Access Health Louisiana, a 20-site network of community health centers across the state, when it opens later this year, officials announced Thursday.
Preservation Resource Center members and nonmembers are invited to visit a 19th-century home that survived a former owner’s demolition request and is now getting a second chance at life.
Two men were tied up by gunman robbing in a Milan Street home on Wednesday afternoon, while two other armed robberies were reported less than 20 minutes apart around the Irish Channel on Wednesday night, New Orleans police said.
The 12-year old boy who was wanted in a connection with a shooting in Broadmoor last month was arrested this week after crashing a stolen vehicle he was driving, New Orleans police said.
As someone who grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Danae has been a Bill and Hillary watcher for more than 40 years, really since Hillary gave her first stump speech at her Wellesley graduation. Hillary was outspoken and quite direct that day. For better or worse, she still is.
Church Alley Coffee Bar has reopened at a new location on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd! We are back to serving up freshly roasted, freshly brewed speciality Coffee. We grind and pour each cup to order; no more hours-long old coffee or weeks-old stale coffee beans! Our new location is only three blocks down the road, but we have so many more things to celebrate!
Leaders of several growing charter schools are weighing the potential of moving into vacant former campuses in the Carrollton area, the former Carrollton courthouse and the old Priestley school, as the Orleans Parish School Board led tours of both on Wednesday in preparation to sell them and other campuses around the city.
Hotel Indigo on St. Charles Avenue will hold a happy-hour fundraiser for the Tipitina’s Foundation on Thursday evening, donating 20 percent of sales from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to the nonprofit’s music education and outreach efforts.