Sinkhole de Mayo

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The mix of an excuse for a party and public infrastructure failure is distinctly New Orleans. Likewise, the mix of a small joke and big, viral reaction is distinct to our modern web powered society. These world collided on Tuesday (5.03) when a Sinkhole de Mayo party became an instant rage. Then, organizers were faced with the dilemma of managing a joke that became a very real event for over 1000 people.

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Alliance Française to host rummage sale Saturday

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Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will host “La Brocante”—a rummage sale featuring jewels, toys, collectibles, and more from fifteen vendors—this Saturday, May 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. The free event will include pétanque contests for kids and adults, a raffle, a food truck (Petite Rouge Café Camionnette), and face painting in the garden at [...]

Glitch NOLA Day

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NOLA is a magnanimous place. Sometimes, it’s too magnanimous. Tuesday’s (5.03) annual GiveNOLA Day was disrupted when the online “giving portal” crashed “due to the high volume of generosity for giving days across the county.” Donors were asked to give via phone and charitable organizations expressed concerns about decreased donations.

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Today in NOLA: 5.03.16

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Some serious southern metal is coming to town tonight. There are also opportunities to check out folk, inside pop, and local NOLA tunes. On this day in 1699, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville returned home to France after exploring the northern coast of the Gulf. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

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Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell urges participation in Master Plan amendment process

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As New Orleanians continue to grapple with affordable housing, with about 70 percent of residents spending more than 36 percent of their incomes on rent or mortgage, City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is urging city residents to get more involved in a citywide plan that, among other things, dictates the framework for the city’s land-use rules. [...]

Beards Bagged

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The rest of America is continuing to affirm what we already knew: the food in NOLA is great. On Monday (5.02) evening, tasterati gathered in Chicago for the annual James Bear Awards, the Oscars of the restaurant industry. New Orleans chefs took home three big honors.

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Bicyclist stabbed in robbery in Broadmoor; man cut in argument with woman on St. Mary Street, police say

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A bicyclist riding through Broadmoor was robbed at gunpoint and then stabbed by his attackers Monday evening, and another man was cut during an argument with a woman on St. Mary Street early Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said. Around 6:25 p.m. Monday, May 2, a man in his 30s was riding a bicycle near [...]

Super Collider

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Last week, NOLA’s Silicon Alley movement experienced the full scale of the global tech community. Over 11,000 developers, engineers, designers, investors, experts, and other assorted nerds descended on the Crescent City for Collision, a mega-conference summoning the best of the tech industry to the Dirty South. followed by a more intimate founders’ summit in the following days.

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Annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll returns this weekend

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The Magazine Street Merchants Association, along First NBC Bank, will host the 6th Annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll this Saturday, May 7. Participating shops will stay open until 9 p.m., and the event will feature live music, complimentary refreshments, store sales and discounts, and more on Magazine Street. The Magazine Street Champagne Stroll is an event centered on [...]

Today in NOLA: 5.02.16

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Jazz Fest is over. Once locals finish decompressing,there’s lots of music to be had from regular gigs to touring bands as well as a few lingering funk holdovers. On this day in 1964, New Orleans’ girl group The Dixie Cups’ “Chapel of Love” entered the Billboard Charts. Now, more to do in modern day NOLA.

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Nonprofit seeks volunteers for clean-up of historic Valence street cemetery Tuesday

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The nonprofit Save Our Cemeteries will be supervising the community clean-up Tuesday of the historic Valence Cemetery in the Freret neighborhood by trimming ferns, clipping invasive vegetation, and removing trash. Those who would like to volunteer from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at the cemetery at 2000 Valence Street can contact Saving [...]

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