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 [...]
Creole Dressing, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Rice, or Macaroni? The countdown to a New Orleans Thanksgiving dinner has begun. The old guard, as we know, still serves Oyster Dressing along with their roast turkey. However, an influx of newcomers might be changing the local menu. Many families might serve all five of the above. And [...]
A man who allegedly carjacked a driver Tuesday night on St. Charles Avenue was arrested shortly afterward, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking to his vehicle near St. Charles and Jackson avenues around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, when a stranger said something to him, according to the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The process of making a final determination as to whether Jay H. Banks won the runoff for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council took its first step Tuesday morning when officials inspected each voting machine from the district. Banks won 131 more votes than opponent Seth Bloom out of 15,901 cast, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Reflections on a history-making election
In his apparent victory Saturday night in the runoff for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, Jay H. Banks picked up a few voting precincts that Seth Bloom had won in the primary, in addition to holding on to his base and winning all the areas that had supported third-place finisher [...]
With two-thirds of voting precincts reporting, Jay Banks leads Seth Bloom with 51 percent of the vote in the runoff for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, our partners at WWL-TV are reporting. Banks has 6,001 votes and Bloom has 5,696 with 74 percent of precincts reporting, according to the WWL-TV’s [...]
Along with our live election results map, we're offering analysis and commentary all night. See which neighborhoods support LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet, along with the contenders in the two city council runoffs. The action starts when the polls close at 8 p.m.
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 [...]
A man being held on a gun charge in connection to a drug case in Hollygrove managed to escape from the New Orleans police station on Magazine Street earlier this week, and authorities are now seeking the public’s help to find him. Joshua Womack, 22, was one of two people arrested Tuesday (Nov. 13) during [...]
After it closes next spring, just three traditional schools will remain in the city.
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 [...]
The winner of Saturday’s historic battle to elect the first female mayor of New Orleans will be the woman who does the best job of getting out her vote. Though all the polls still have City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell ahead against former Judge Desiree Charbonnet, insiders who are reading daily tracking polls believe that Cantrell’s [...]
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 [...]