Kristine Froeba: Charlie’s Steak House: A New Orleans Tradition Since 1932

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Charlie’s Steak House is many things. There’s the menu, or lack thereof, the history, and then, there’re the anecdotes. It’s an old school New Orleans restaurant of the neighborhood variety. It’s a tad “Goodfellas”, in the best way; its Italian origins are everywhere. It’s a place where local’s grandparents drank highballs and chain smoked between [...]

Lula restaurant, Prytania Park hotel seek to add temporary parking lot on St. Charles Avenue

The Uptown Messenger -

The Halpern family that owns the property on St. Charles Avenue that will become Lula Restaurant Distillery and, later, the expanded Prytania Park Hotel is seeking permission to convert a vacant lot into temporary parking for patrons and customers while development is underway. The development of the block is planned to unfold in several phases. [...]

Danae Columbus: John Kennedy gets warm reception from New Orleans Republicans at U.S. Senate forum

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Yesterday evening, the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee heard from seven of the two dozen candidates running for the U.S. Senate to replace David Vitter. Although their endorsement won’t be announced until after tonight’s forum for candidates running for judgeships and Orleans Parish School Board, it was obvious from the vibe in the room that [...]

Jean-Paul Villere: How I spent my summer vacation

The Uptown Messenger -

As summer’s sizzle dissipates over the coming weeks, the back-to-school throngs may muse of their most recent season away from academia, and some may even have it as their premiere assignment upon recommencement.  While I don’t really recall in my younger years a time when this was asked of my fertile student mind, my 42-year-old memory ain’t what she [...]

City breaks ground on $1.85 Million Oretha Castle Haley Blvd Streetscape Project

The Uptown Messenger -

Today (Aug. 24), Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials and community members to celebrate the ground-breaking of the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Streetscape Project in Central City. In total, $1.85 million is being allocated to improve Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. from Calliope St. to Saint Andrew St. to make it more pedestrian and [...]

FEMA to hold Flood Insurance Workshop at New Orleans City Hall

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a Flood Insurance Workshop on Friday, August 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at City Hall. The workshop will provide the public information on the new updates to flood insurance rates and resources, as well as FEMA’s new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect September 30, 2016. This [...]

Proposal for Uptown historic district reaches City Planning Commission

The Uptown Messenger -

The City Planning Commission gave an initial hearing Tuesday afternoon to a proposal to create historic-district protections to much of Uptown and Carrollton, and will make a final recommendation to the New Orleans City Council next month, officials said. The discussion has just concluded. See below for live coverage. Live Blog City Planning Commission discusses [...]

Low water pressure expected Wednesday around Napoleon and St. Charles

The Uptown Messenger -

Low water pressure is expected Wednesday evening around the intersection of Napoleon and St. Charles avenues amid continuing work on the new underground drainage canal, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. Boh Brothers Construction Company will be performing a tie-in of a 12-inch water line that will cause water pressure to [...]

Suspect arrested in Central City robbery, sex crimes against young girls

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A man accused of robbing one girl at gunpoint and committing sexual attacks on two other girls in the Central City area late last week was identified and arrested today, New Orleans police said. Felton Robinson Jr., 48, is charged with three counts of armed robbery, two counts of attempted first-degree rape, several kidnapping charges [...]

Shootings reported on General Taylor, Washington Avenue; robbery reported on Jackson Avenue

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One man was shot Friday evening on General Taylor Street and another man was shot early Monday on Washington Avenue, and a man in his 60s was robbed Saturday evening of his medication on Jackson Avenue, New Orleans police said in weekend crime reports. The first shooting took place around 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, [...]

Guest column: Uptown historic district should oversee demolitions and new construction, but not minor renovations

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By Sandra Stokes, president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society The City Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the creation of historic districts in Uptown and Carrollton at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the City Council chamber at City Hall. It has become all too familiar in historic neighborhoods – perfectly proportioned historic homes demolished [...]

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