But some residents who live closest to the avenue had a slightly more exotic concern: What would become of the little green monk parakeets that have colonized the palms along Jefferson Avenue?
Officials from the Isidore Newman School envision a new, larger preschool building on the Soniat Street side of campus to open in 2014, as well as the renovations to athletic and science facilities farther down the road, they told the Freret Neighbors United group Tuesday evening.
Members of the association, meanwhile, are continuing preliminary discussions about creating a security district to increase the number of officers patrolling the area.
After withdrawing plans last year to convert a cluster of houses on Loyola Avenue into a new early childhood education center, the Isidore Newman School is now planning a new facility for its preschool students on the Soniat Street side of campus, officials say.
The Isidore Newman School Theatre Department will run six nights of “The Fantasticks,” opening Thursday (Nov. 8) at the school.
The New Jazz School at the Isidore Newman School, comprised of 19 students from around New Orleans and led by Donald Harrison Jr., will culminate in a free performance Friday evening.
The Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery at Isidore Newman School will hold an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 24) for this year’s artist in residence, Ron Bechet.
Whether driving to work, dropping the kids at school or eating at a favorite lunch spot, we all have faces we encounter on a regular basis in our daily journey. A few of my regulars have become part of the fabric of my life — even though I may have never met or had a conversation with them, their faces, warm smiles or simple presences are always consistent and expected in my daily trek. I wonder about the stories behind these faces, who these people are, what their lives are all about, how they became part of my world and perhaps yours as well.
One of those faces belongs to Clarence Givens. Anyone who travels Jefferson Avenue past Newman School in the mornings has had the opportunity to see Clarence Givens. An officer with New Orleans Private Patrol, Clarence has been detailed to Newman School for the past 8 years. What is remarkable about Clarence is his amazingly wide, bright smile, a gift to those who pass him each and every morning. Whether the day is sweltering heat, rain or freezing, that smile is always a given.
After spending the summer meeting with neighbors and city officials, the Isidore Newman School has decided to withdraw a zoning request that would have allowed an expanded preschool facility for the coming year.
Although a number of Uptown-based land-use items appear on Thursday’s agenda before the City Council, many are expected to be postponed in order to adjourn the meeting prior to the funeral of Archbishop Philip Hannan.
After the appointment of interim Councilman Eric Granderson, a lengthy presentation on energy rates and a two-hour battle over the height of a Canal Street redevelopment project, the New Orleans City Council decided to postpone four Uptown property-use matters Thursday.
Although the selection of a temporary member of the City Council to serve for the next six months will likely dominate Thursday’s council meeting, a number of Uptown-based land-use issues are on the agenda as well.
The Isidore Newman School is working on additional restrictions to its expansion plans in order to address the concerns of its neighbors, the school attorney told members of the surrounding neighborhoods Tuesday night.
The school is asking for land-use changes on three sides of its campus. An early-childhood center is planned across Loyola Avenue, a home on the corner of Jefferson and Danneel is being renovated for a headmaster’s house, and the old AutoPaint building at Danneel and Robert, currently used for storage, could one day become a classroom facility of some kind, said attorney Justin Schmidt.