Drew Brees and Saints teammates give away Thanksgiving meals in Central City

The Uptown Messenger -

On Tuesday, November 21, 12 members of the New Orleans Saints arrived at the Dryades YMCA in Central City to hand out Thanksgiving to dinner to people in need. The players participating included Drew Brees, rookie tackle Ryan Ramcyzk and second year players safety Von Bell and wide receiver Michael Thomas. “Who dat!” was a [...]

Advertiser: Christmas Trees Have Arrived!! Annual Fundraiser at First Unitarian Universalist Church

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Premium, fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees (2 to 12 feet), wreaths and fresh garland have arrived at First UU Church located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson). All proceeds go to support First UU Church and its various social justice and community service programs. Opening day is the Friday after Thanksgiving – doors open [...]

Bud’s Broiler on Calhoun to close Sunday; space to reopen next year as El Libre’s Uptown expansion

The Uptown Messenger -

On Tuesday afternoon at Bud’s Broiler’s nearly 40-year-old location on Calhoun Street, Jason Qader, the 62-year-old man who has owned it for the last two decades, stood smiling in the dining room, chatting with his longtime regulars — and saying his goodbyes. Sunday, sadly, will be the last day for the Uptown burger institution, as [...]

Surveillance video images show suspect in Vincent’s restaurant robbery, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans police have released surveillance video images from the robbery of Vincent’s restaurant in hopes that the public can help identify him. The robbery took place around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, after the restaurant in the 7800 block of St. Charles Avenue had closed for the evening, police have said. The suspect is [...]

One home left uninhabitable, neighboring homes damaged in Camp Street fire

The Uptown Messenger -

A single-story home on Camp Street was heavily damaged and left uninhabitable in a fire Sunday evening that partially damaged both the home and the apartment building on either side of it, New Orleans firefighters said. The fire at 4733 Camp Street (near Bordeaux Street) was first reported at 6:50 p.m., and firefighters arrived 5 [...]

French Truck coffee in Lower Garden District robbed at gunpoint; women carjacked on Milan Street

The Uptown Messenger -

The French Truck Coffee shop on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, and two women were robbed of their car early Monday morning on Milan Street, New Orleans police said. The French Truck robbery took place around 6:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the shop in the 1200 [...]

Port of New Orleans proposal ignites debate over wetlands inside the levees

The Lens -

The Port of New Orleans wants the city to change the official land use for two properties along the Intracoastal Canal so it can develop them. Environmental groups say the wetlands help prevent flooding and act as backup protection against storm surge. The port says they are practically worthless because they lie behind levees and a storm surge barrier.

Magazine Street neighbors balk at Superica’s proposed expansion of Smashburger space

The Uptown Messenger -

The planned Superica restaurant on Magazine Street will be more than twice as large as the current Smashburger space currently in the location, a revelation is drawing frustration and opposition from more than a dozen Garden District and Irish Channel neighbors. The Superica planned for 3300 Magazine Street would be the third location of the [...]

Ice cream shop in Irish Channel rejected over accusation of being a “front” for commercial AirBnB

The Uptown Messenger -

A rezoning to create an ice-cream shop on Louisiana Avenue in the Irish Channel was rejected by the City Planning Commission this week amid neighbors’s allegations that it is merely intended as a “front” for a commercial AirBnB operation. The owner, however, says he is just using short-term rentals as a way of supporting his [...]

Prospect.4 showcases both local and ‘global south’ artists

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PROSPECT.4: THE LOTUS IN SPITE OF THE SWAMP NOVEMBER 18, 2017 – FEBRUARY 25, 2018 Prospect New Orleans is a citywide triennial of contemporary art now in its fourth iteration. This year’s installment, entitled “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp”, will feature 73 local, national, and international artists presenting their work across 17 venues, as [...]