The New Orleans Recreation Department’s giant inflatable movie screen will make its next two Uptown stops this weekend, showing “Puss in Boots” on Friday at Wisner Park (4877 Laurel St.) and “The Blind Side” on Saturday at Samuel Square (2100 Napoleon Ave.).
Go to college, get a job, and if you work hard enough, change the world for the better? Fat chance, former Gov. Buddy Roemer told an audience at Tulane University in a Wednesday afternoon stop on his third-party Presidential campaign.
“You think you run this country? They laugh at you,” Roemer said of Democrats and Republicans in Washington alike who are only motivated by campaign contributions. “You’re young. You’re stupid. You don’t give any money. You’re not important.”
Former Gov. Buddy Roemer, who dropped his often-ignored bid for the Republican Presidential nomination to continue as a third-party or independent candidate, will bring his populist, anti-corporate message to Tulane University this afternoon.
The Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association — which covers the area between Broadway Street, St. Charles Avenue and the river — will hold a spring general meeting at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss neighborhood issues with city and school leaders, and its annual “Pearls in the Pearl” yard sale event this weekend.
The lavishly renovated Race and Religious reception facility in the Lower Garden District, dubbed one of the “World’s Coolest Rental Homes” by Travel and Leisure, does not have the proper licenses and permits to operate, though its owners have applied for a permit and the property is zoned for commercial use, city officials told our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The owners of Race and Religious have obtained a restraining order against the city from interfering with its business there until the issue goes to court.
Spring is the season to rent in New Orleans. And rentals are more competitive than ever this spring. Supply and demand dictate that. And if you’re a pet owner, be ready to settle, as in, in my experience 2/3rds of Crescent City landlords do not rent to you and Fluffy or Fido. And forget smoking inside, incense burning, or band practice. From the novice to the pro, see below for five tips to make you a savvier lessee.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Last chance to Early Vote before French Quarter Fest begins, so if the opportunity to vote earky presents itself, you should take it
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s Festival” French Quarter Fest kickoff and fundraiser at House of Blues
John Casbon, a business executive who founded the New Orleans Police Foundation in the mid-1990s to promote reform, will discuss the current state and the future of the NOPD at a meeting with neighbors around the Garden District at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 1780 Prytania Street.
Freret Street Festival goers got the first look of Dat Dog’s expansion across the street into a former service station, and Gambit’s Ian McNulty describes the move in more detail.
Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man whose image was caught on surveillance camera as he robbed a Circle K convenience store on Magazine Street early Sunday, authorities said.
“Smart Growth.” Who could oppose that? The very term implies that the other side a advocates some manner of “dumb growth. “ Want to be smart? Join the bandwagon.
Bricolage Academy, the new charter school proposed for Uptown New Orleans by 4.0 Schools entrepreneur Josh Densen, will hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the newly reopened Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad.
The Milan Focus Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss vacant property on General Taylor near the Crocker School, a proposed three-plex at 2713 Marengo, and the upcoming Movies in the Park event at Samuel Square. The group meets at Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center, 4025 S. Saratoga.
The Pigeontown Steppers held their annual Easter Sunday second line through Broadmoor, Gert Town, Hollygrove and Carrollton on Sunday, and were joined by the Stooges Brass Band and the Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians.
The Freret Street Festival drew thousands of people to the reborn commercial corridor Saturday, where they enjoyed four music stages and hundreds of booths.