Nov 212011

The school building at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, currently occupied by Milestone/SABIS Academy, will be home to Lycee Francais next year. (Sabree Hill,

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has leased the St. Francis of Assisi school building at State and Patton in Uptown New Orleans as its new location, according to an announcement made early Monday. Continue reading »

Oct 042011

The apartment complex at State and Tchoupitoulas, photographed in August. (Robert Morris,

Concerned that an apartment complex at the corner of State and Tchoupitoulas may be headed for unwelcome commercial redevelopment, the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association delved into the arcana of the city’s land-use planning process Tuesday night to cast votes in favor of keeping the property residential. Continue reading »

Aug 042011

"For Rent" signs advertise vacancies at the apartment complex at State and Tchoupitoulas, the recent sale of which has led to some concern in the surrounding neighborhood. (Robert Morris,

The new owner of an apartment complex at Tchoupitoulas and State streets is renovating the large collection of units there in hopes attracting college students and tenants with ties to nearby Children’s Hospital, property managers said Wednesday, possibly bringing some short-term reassurance to nearby neighbors worried that the lot could become a major commercial medical development. Continue reading »

Aug 022011

The 6100 block of Magazine, which includes Monkey Hill Bar, is planned for a new restaurant. (Sabree Hill,

The proposed expansion of a Magazine Street bar, the possibility of a commercial development on Tchoupitoulas, and a child-care center on a residential block are all drawing the wary attention of their neighbors in Uptown’s Audubon-Riverside neighborhood. Continue reading »

Apr 042011

Capt. James Baldassaro of New Orleans Private Patrol checks a house during rounds in the Upper Hurstville neighborhood in this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo. (Sabree Hill,

An officer with New Orleans Private Patrol chased a coyote through the stately streets surrounding Audubon Park last weekend, prompting a warning to area residents to watch their pets. Continue reading »