Aug 092011

The Lorraine Apartments on St. Charles Avenue. (Sabree Hill,

Despite an ardent appeal by neighbors Tuesday for the survival of a classic St. Charles Avenue apartment house, a city panel denied the vacant Lorraine building the rezoning it needs to reopen, leaving it in a bureaucratic purgatory with no realistic prospect for any use at all. Continue reading »

Apr 152011

Tulane University offers its entry into the festival season on Saturday, as the fifth annual Crawfest spreads three stages over its Lavin-Bernick Center and Newcomb Quad.

Musical acts include Givers (Lafayette pop band recently returned from South by Southwest and tours with Ra Ra Riot and the Dirty Projectors), Anders Osborne, 101 Runners, the Roots of Music with Rebirth Brass Band, The Revivalists, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and The Zydeco Twisters.

The music festival is free, but access to the crawfish is $10 for people unaffiliated with Tulane. Alcohol is not sold at the event, and coolers are not allowed.

Elsewhere around Uptown New Orleans, the Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association holding its “Pearls in the Pearl” yard sale, and local costumer Cree McCree will host a Jazzfest sale. For full details and links, see our weekend calender listings below. Continue reading »

Oct 242010

Hillary Street will host its fourth annual Halloween block party from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

The Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association will close off the 300 to 500 blocks of Hillary Street to give the kids a safe area for trick-or-treating. For information, call Linda at 606-7315 or email

Oct 182010

The facade of Audubon Charter School's Broadway campus will remain essentially unchanged after renovations, which will add 10,000 square feet of new space to the rear of the building.

Upcoming renovations to Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus will add substantially to the building’s size, and the unsettled question of exactly how that addition will be configured was the subject of vigorous discussion Monday night at the school.

The school’s 10,000-square-foot expansion will be situated toward the rear of the campus, leaving the view of the historic school building nearly unaffected from Broadway Street, said architect Ron Blitch of Blitch/Knevel architects. The new portion will mostly face Pine Street and could be either a primarily one- or two-story building, a choice that dominated most of the evening’s discussion. Continue reading »