The Krewe of Pontchartrain’s 15 floats riddled parade-goers with the theme of “What are you afraid of?” on Saturday afternoon, and the Krewe of Choctaw made its first appearance on the Uptown route with a 18-float parade with whimsical takes on “Avenues of America.”
Three guns were seized Friday night along the parade route during the Oshun and Cleopatra parades at locations that were trouble spots for gunplay last year as well, according to police.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the details of the agreement his office has reached with Tulane governing the use of the university’s proposed stadium on Friday, drawing swift reaction from neighborhood groups that it is still too lenient.
These days I’ve been helping some friends put together a new restaurant/bar operation in the Warehouse District. The principals involved are veterans of the local restaurant/bar scene, so there aren’t a whole lot of surprises being thrown at any of us. But, as with any new operation, there’s a lot of “one step forward, two steps back” thing when you’re waiting on construction crews to assemble the plumbing, electrical stuff and hand-mill a new bar on-site.
The most frustrating thing about putting together such a new business is all the hurry-up-and-wait stuff involved in licensing and permitting. Things are particularly messy this time of year, as health inspectors want to make sure they’re gotten around to as many places as possible before the big Carnival crowds arrive. Throw the Super Bowl on top of it and you’ve got, well, a task more difficult than a left turn off Tulane Avenue.
A fire that began in a vacant house on Delachaise Street just off South Claiborne scorched an adjacent fourplex Friday night, destroying two families’ homes, according to a report from our partners at WWL-TV.
Under absolutely perfect weather, two regal parades kicked off the first major weekend of parading in New Orleans on Friday night. The Krewe of Oshun celebrated children as it held its place as the first parade of the weekend, and the Krewe of Cleopatra made their debut on the Uptown route on the fortieth anniversary of their parade.
Investigators have arrested and charged a 15-year-old with five counts of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting on Martin Luther King Day just after the parade passed, and more arrests are forthcoming, according to our partners at WWL-TV.com.
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Allan thought the second inaugural address by President Barack Obama was a very good reflection of what is in the President’s soul -– truculent, adversarial and not a hint of compromise. Allan also thought that the President’s advocacy of gay rights was historic, the first time gay rights have ever been mentioned in an Inaugural Address.
Danae, on the other hand, thought the speech was a flop, misdirected and mistaken in its apparent refusal to even consider compromise on any of the points that matter to the American people.
A man was wounded in a shooting in the 2900 block of Danneel Street just before 2:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
Impassioned arguments from supporters of Jimmy’s Music Club on Willow Street could not dissuade the New Orleans City Council from unanimously voting in favor Thursday of a moratorium on new alcohol permits in the Carrollton area, as city leaders insisted that their action does not preclude the revered Uptown venue from reopening.
Two people were wounded in a shooting reported around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Central City, authorities are saying.
The operating agreement brokered by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to govern Tulane University’s new stadium could be released as soon as Friday, Tania Dall of WWL-TV is reporting. The university has been driving test piles at the site, upsetting some neighbors and exciting others.
A popular Westbank Vietnamese restaurant plans to expand to Maple Street, and the gourmet coffee shop opening on O.C. Haley Boulevard plans to open by Mardi Gras at the latest, according to recent reports.