Last September I wrote a piece regarding Uptown New Orleans real estate market activity, specifically the flip of a double at the foot of the Freret St revitalization. Last week another nearby example played out in a single family home and on a much shorter timeline. And like the Napoleon duplex, I was neither the listing or selling agent in any of these transactions. Ladies and gentlemen that watch the Crescent City realty trends, prepare yourselves for the totally true tale of 2124 Jena. And let’s go timeline on this one, shall we?
“Our mission is to continue to fulfill the vision and mission of St. Katharine Drexel,” said Dale Atkins, one of the alumni involved. “We accomplished this goal because the Prep family came together. The Prep family came together and attacked the challenge.”
The latest openings around Uptown include celebrated New Orleanian Wendell Pierce’s fresh-food convenience store, a pie and quiche specialty shop on upper Magazine Street, and two Vietnamese restaurants on Maple Street and nearby on South Carrollton.
The second round of nominations for the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans board of directors drew 22 applicants, including at least 10 parents of students at the school, according to documents released by the school Monday afternoon.
A suitcase left unattended on a Magazine Street sidewalk through the Garden District and Irish Channel caused a bomb scare that closed the street briefly on Monday morning, authorities said.
The other day, I heard an anecdote about a man who parked in a gas station in Orleans Parish and wound up in a confrontation with a tow company. Apparently, he’d pulled in to buy something from the convenience store, but first decided to check out the menu posted in the window of a restaurant next door. When he came back less than five minutes later, a tow company was already hooking up his car and demanded $90 to release it. The man protested and the police were called out, who promptly backed the tow company.
A group of alumni of Xavier University Preparatory High School “have entered into an agreement to purchase the school” from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and keep it open as an independent Catholic school next year, according to an announcement Monday morning.
The mayor’s top attorney, a Loyola professor and a top financial officer from Tulane are among the five newest members of the Lusher Charter School governing board, added Saturday morning as the school prepares to confront a budget deficit and ongoing facilities challenges.
Around noon on Saturday, April 13, the victim had just used the ATM at a store in the 2300 block of South Claiborne (near First Street) when a man approached from behind, snatched the money out of his hand, said “thank you” and ran off, said NOPD Sgt. Danny Scanlan at the weekly meeting of Sixth District leadership. The victim and a witness standing nearby tried to grab the man but he got free, and they chased him up First Street and onto Rex Place where he jumped a fence and escaped, Scanlan said.
A security camera nearby captured a photo of the suspect. Anyone who can identify him is asked to call Sixth District Detective Ed Johnson at 658-6060 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
West Carrollton residents beset by an oily sheen over their homes, cars and gardens are bearing the brunt of providing drinking water to the rest of the city from a century-old facility hobbled by emergency measures taken after Hurricane Katrina, officials said, and it may be another year before repairs progress enough to make a difference in the problem.
I’ll finally be getting an opportunity in the coming month or so to do what I enjoy most – coming up with menu items to pair with beer at a dinner or other special event. While I never think of myself of actually going “to work,” it is at times like these that I really feel like I’m being paid for something I’d be doing anyway. It’s one of the ways in which the culinary, art and musical worlds are very similar to each other.
A 44-year-old man was shot around 9:45 p.m. Thursday in a robbery attempt under the overpass bridge near Carondelet Street, authorities said.
The victim told police he was under the bridge at Calliope and Carondelet when he was approached by a man with a gun who demanded money, according to an initial police report. He refused and heard a shot ring out, then walked to a gas station at Lee Circle where he discovered that he had been shot, the police report states.
The victim is described in the report as “extremely intoxicated and uncooperative.”
Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
KIPP New Orleans Schools will participate in the 2013 charter-application process, potentially growing beyond the nine schools the system already operates to additional campuses in the city or around the state, according to a report by Erin Krall of The Lens.
A new bakery and a new casual French bistro have opened on Magazine Street, and the commercial building that houses the Big Top performance space and the Mais Arepas restaurant has been sold, according to recent reports.
Children’s Hospital signed a lease in January for the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital that required mental-health services there as a way to continue negotiating to purchase the building outright, but planned all along to keep its psychiatric services at the DePaul campus nearby, hospital officials told the New Orleans City Council on Thursday morning.