Nov 212011
 

Finger Lick'n Wings owner Marlon Horton, also known in his rap career as 10th Ward Buck, invites customers to his restaurant on Jackson Avenue in this image from a commercial on his website, fingerlicknwings.com.

Concerns about what neighbors described as repeated disruptive block parties at a Jackson Avenue chicken wings restaurant led the Coliseum Square Association to withhold its support for a liquor license at the establishment Monday night. Continue reading »

Nov 212011
 

The Coliseum Square Association will be discussing a proposed alcohol license for Finger Lick’n Wings at 739 Jackson Avenue, as well as hearing the zoning committee’s report on proposed land-use changes all around the neighborhood at tonight’s meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.

Oct 242011
 

Owen Courrèges

It’s downright un-American.  When it comes to being unpatriotic, it’s on par with burning the American flag, kicking the President’s dog and muttering disparaging remarks about Abraham Lincoln’s mother.

I’m speaking, of course, of eating chicken wings without a brewski.  Drinkin’ and eatin’ wings is a quintessential part of the American experience. Continue reading »

Oct 172011
 

Issues regarding Finger Lick’n Wings on Jackson Street, the Precinct bar on Annunciation and the Eiffel Society are all set for discussion by the Coliseum Square Association at tonight’s meeting (Monday, Oct. 17). Continue reading »

Oct 112011
 

Neighborhoods around the city are preparing to celebrate the “National Night Out Against Crime” tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 11), and Uptown groups are all doing it their own way, with a movie night, a charity flea market, a health fair, multiple cookouts and live music. Continue reading »

Sep 242011
 

Sculptress Kim Bernadas unveils her latest work "Birth of a Muse," in the Terpsichore finger park near Prytania. After Hurricane Katrina, the Percent for Art program focused on restoration of public art, and "Birth of a Muse" is the first new work commissioned since then. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Sep 222011
 

"Birth of a Muse," by Kim Bernadas

On Friday evening, the Lower Garden District wants you to come play in its parks.

At 5:30 p.m., the Arts Council of New Orleans will celebrate the installation of a new sculpture, Kim Bernadas’ “Birth of a Muse,” in the Terpsichore finger park near Prytania. After Hurricane Katrina, the Percent for Art program focused on restoration of public art, and “Birth of a Muse” is the first new work commissioned since then. The ceremony and reception will feature “live dancers and musicians, refreshments and hor d’oeuvres,” according to the Arts Council: Continue reading »

Sep 192011
 

The Coliseum Square Association has postponed its September meeting from its usual Monday time until Wednesday to accommodate the city’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance review for the neighborhood, neighborhood leaders said.

“The agenda for this month’s meeting includes a presentation from Global Green on their NOLAWise program and planning of the Night Out Against Crime on Oct. 11th and the CSA House Tour on Oct. 16th,” according to the association website.

This month’s meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.

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Aug 152011
 

The Ryans' home at 1431 Constance, photographed in April. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Amid concerns that a bed-and-breakfast proposed for a historic Constance Street mansion would have too great an impact on its neighbors, the Coliseum Square Association decided Monday night to back off its previous support for the project and remain neutral on the issue while surveying members to get a broader opinion. Continue reading »

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Aug 152011
 

Tonight’s meeting of the Coliseum Square Association will include a reconsideration of the bed and breakfast proposal at 1431 Constance and updates on the Terpsichore finger park and outdoor film screenings, according to the agenda. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. (Monday, Aug. 15) at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine.

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Jun 202011
 

The "Birth of a Muse" statue by sculptor Kim Bernadas is expected to be installed at a Terpsichore Street park later this summer. (via coliseumsquare.org)

In hopes of using sunshine as a disinfectant, the residents of Coliseum Square are compiling a list of the 12 most-offensive blighted properties in their neighborhood.

Meanwhile, they are also continuing their efforts to improve the parks in the neighborhood, cleaning out the Coliseum Square fountain and preparing a finger park on Terpsichore for an iconic new statue, they said Monday evening during the association’s June meeting. Continue reading »

Jun 202011
 

Three main discussion issues — Second Line Stages’ interest in buying a closed street, designs for a project at 1233 Coliseum Street and maintenance of the Coliseum Square fountain — are scheduled for the meeting of the Coliseum Square Association to be held tonight (June 20), according to the group’s website. The association meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.

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