Sep 112019
 

The gift shop in The Rink emphasizes local crafts. (courtesy of Judy at The Rink)

Judy at The Rink, a Garden District gift shop, has revamped over the summer under new ownership. The owners, Martha Claire and Quin Breland, have revised the product lines but will continue to feature works by local artisans. Continue reading »

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May 182019
 

Bandzuch residence. (Michael Mantese, New Orleans Architectural Foundation)

The New Orleans Architecture Foundation, in partnership with New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, is holding a self-guided tour of contemporary homes Sunday in the Irish Channel and Lower Garden District.

The tour is May 19 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., beginning at the Modern Market, 1200 Annunciation Street.

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May 172019
 

District B Councilman Jay Banks proposed the amendment banning short-term rentals in the Garden District. (Zach Brien, Uptown Messenger file photo)

The city’s overhaul of short-term rental regulations, passed by the City Council on Thursday, will restrict the tourist accommodations in residential areas. In the Garden District, however, they will be completely banned, with the passage of an amendment to the sweeping regulations. Continue reading »

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Dec 112018
 

A rendering of the McDonald’s proposed for 3321 St. Charles Avenue. (via City of New Orleans)

The City Council gave McDonald’s approval to redevelop its St. Charles Avenue restaurant at its Dec. 6 meeting. The two-story structure in the Garden District will be torn down and replaced.

Planners and preservationists have been working with the fast-food chain for two years to determine an appropriate design for a purpose that the city has deemed inappropriate for the area. Fast-food restaurants are now essentially barred from the St. Charles overlay district, which has specific restrictions to make the area more pedestrian friendly and less auto-centric.

With the current building deemed a nonconforming use, the reconstruction project required a text amendment to the comprehensive zoning ordinance and a conditional-use permit. Both received City Council approval on Thursday.

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Dec 022011
 

Two robberies were reported within minutes of each other in the university area Wednesday night, part of a surge of five robberies around Uptown in three days. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two robberies at gunpoint were reported within minutes in the Carrollton area Wednesday night, following an armed robbery on Magazine Street in the Garden District and a carjacking in Broadmoor the previous night and a carefully planned business holdup earlier this week, a crime spree that investigators say often intensifies as the holidays approach. Continue reading »

Oct 072011
 

Prince of Wales 2011 route map

Second-line season returns to Magazine Street on Sunday when the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales clubs put on their 83rd annual second line through the Irish Channel and Garden District. Continue reading »

Aug 292011
 

The current Orleans Parish School Board boundaries. (Click to enlarge)

Redistricting the seven-member Orleans Parish School Board could produce more dramatic changes than the recent reshuffling of the New Orleans City Council, even though the same population shifts are being accounted for, officials said Monday. Continue reading »

Jun 022011
 

Three robberies have been reported this week, and police are continuing to investigate last week's home-invasion robbery on Annunciation as well.

Three more armed robberies have been reported in Uptown New Orleans this week, including one in which a man was shot while trying to run away from his assailants, police said. Continue reading »

Jun 012011
 

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas responds to concerns raised by Uptown neighborhood associations over coming changes to the city's paid detail system. (via WWL-TV)

Leaders of three neighborhoods representing thousands of Uptown New Orleans homes worry that upcoming changes intended to reduce corruption in police overtime work will weaken the protection they receive from off-duty officers, and are requesting a meeting with NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas to discuss the reforms. Continue reading »

Dec 112010
 

Attendees of the 35th annual Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Holiday Home Tour wait to view the home of Nan & Ed deMontluzin at 2714 St. Charles Avenue Saturday afternoon. Seven historic Garden District homes and the Opera Guild Home were included in the self-guided tour. The Holiday Home Tour continues Sunday, December 12, 2010. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Dec 102010
 

Attend a Christmas bash, catch up on shopping at the market, or belt out Handel’s Messiah — there’s no shortage of options to get into the holiday spirit this weekend. See below for a snapshot of what’s going on Uptown.

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