May 102011

Robberies have been reported all over Uptown New Orleans over the weekend. Numbers on the markers indicate the date of the robbery.

Robberies were reported at eight different addresses around Uptown New Orleans neighborhoods over the weekend — four in the Riverbend area, two in the Hurstville neighborhoods near Audubon Park, and one each in the Freret and Touro neighborhoods. Police deemed the spree “very unusual” and encouraged anyone with information about any of the incidents to call either the Second District at 658-6020, or, to leave an anonymous tip that is eligible for a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

See below for a full list of the robberies. Continue reading »

Apr 072011

The former site of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts on Perrier Street in September. (Sabree Hill,

The former NOCCA school building on Perrier Street is scheduled to return to the auction block at the end of the month, with a new sale price set low enough to encourage its purchase by developers and demolition for new Uptown homes. Continue reading »

Sep 072010

5338 Perrier, approved for demolition

A large Uptown home that has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina will be demolished with enthusiastic approval from both its neighbors and the city after a brief hearing Tuesday afternoon.

The Neighborhood Conservation District Committee, which oversees demolition applications, granted its permission with no opposing votes for the adjoining properties at 1222 Leontine and 5338 Perrier streets to be torn down, after receiving assurances from owner Michael Whelan that he plans to build one home on the adjoining lots where the two structures now stand. The home will be about half the size of the larger structure now there, Whelan said, and he plans to keep it himself, “for my inlaws,” rather than rent it. Continue reading »

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Sep 062010

Two Uptown addresses on one block – 1222 Leontine St. and 5338 Perrier St. – are slated for public hearings before the city’s Neighborhood Conservation District Committee at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the city planning commission conference room on the ninth floor of the Amoco Building, 1340 Poydras St.

The committee oversees demolition applications in the city, and Tuesday’s hearings are the public’s opportunity to comment on the properties.

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Apr 222010

The former New Orleans School for the Creative Arts, one of 20 properties set for sale by the school board, sits in the 6000 block of Perrier.

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