Jul 262011

Despite requests from several neighborhoods for more time to become familiar with the Isidore Newman School’s proposed land-use changes, the City Planning Commission gave the school’s plans a favorable recommendation Tuesday to the City Council with very little discussion.

The school plans to build an early-childhood education center on Loyola Avenue by combining two houses on the street with a third home to be moved from elsewhere on campus, officials have said. Newman is also seeking official “school use” designation for several other buildings it owns, including the old Autopaint building on Danneel Street currently used for storage and the proposed headmaster’s house at 1803 Jefferson. Continue reading »

Jul 192011

The site plan for the additions to the Isidore Newman School's zoning. The orange buildings at the top represent the new early childhood center; the headmaster's house is at the bottom left and the Auto Paint building is at the bottom right.

The Isidore Newman School’s plan to incorporate two historic homes on Loyola Street into its new early childhood education center won praise from neighbors Tuesday night, but the broader zoning changes to property around the campus caused some concern.

Newman has applied for a number of land-use changes around its campus, but its only immediate plans are to build the early-childhood center and to use a house on the corner of Danneel and Jefferson for the headmaster’s home, school officials said Tuesday at a meeting with about two dozen neighbors. Several other buildings the school owns — including, most notably, the former Auto-Painting building at Dufossat and Danneel will be rezoned for “school use” to unify the land use across the campus, said school attorney Justin Schmidt. Continue reading »

Nov 092010

The mural on the original Martin Wine Cellar building (photo by anthonyturducken via flickr)

With Tuesday’s blessing by a city board, Martin Wine Cellar is one step closer to reclaiming its original Uptown New Orleans location, raising hopes among neighbors there that it will kickstart the revitalization of the Baronne Street business corridor.

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Sep 192010

The Goodfellas Fourth Annual Second Line proceeded through Central City and the Milan neighborhood on Sunday. Below are photos from near their second stop, the Turning Point bar at the corner of Washington and Baronne Streets.

Maurice Craige of Stooges Brass Band plays the trombone while marching down Washington Ave. in the Goodfellas Fourth Annual Second Line.

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