I’m Joe Gerrity, local businessman, investor and Real Estate Broker. For my monthly “Yo Joe” column, I’ll be answering your real estate questions as well as providing market information and housing statistics. I believe the main responsibilities of a Realtor are to add value and facilitate mutually beneficial transactions, and through this column I hope [...]
Planning Commission votes for tighter restrictions on short-term rentals After more than three hours of public comment, the New Orleans […]
Three Weekends of das Oktoberfest! Prost! Deutsches Haus and Oktoberfest are back in town. Das Deutsches Haus, New Orleans’ German cultural and heritage center, aka the German house, is back in the city proper and celebrating Oktoberfest. This year marks the organizations 90th anniversary and its inaugural Oktoberfest at its new location in Mid-City. If [...]
Today, The Lens is introducing Behind The Lens, a weekly podcast where our reporters discuss the work they’ve done and […]
The Nov. 6 election ballot doesn’t just include federal, state and local races. Citizens will also have the opportunity to vote yes or no on six statewide constitutional amendments and on legalizing fantasy sports betting in Orleans Parish. “New Orleans voters should get the information about the pros and cons of the constitutional amendments on [...]
Join Us for The Party of the Season! Thoughtfully located trailside, the 6th Annual Greenway Soirée will return to the Cellar on St. Louis—an adaptively repurposed warehouse venue overlooking the Lafitte Greenway. The Soirée for Friends of Lafitte Greenway is tonight, October 5, from 6 to 11 p.m. and is expected to bring together some [...]
The controversial proposal to convert a former Lower Garden District warehouse into a venue for a permanent new-to-New Orleans immersive-theatre production called “The Fallen Saint” won unanimous approval from the City Council on Thursday — overcoming ardent opposition from some nearby neighbors by agreeing to an exhaustive list of operating conditions described as without precedent [...]
After an unexpectedly low student enrollment this fall at Walter L. Cohen high school and Crocker elementary led to a handful of staff layoffs by the New Orleans College Prep administration last month, teachers and families from both schools pleaded with the charter network’s governing board to find a way to shore up the struggling [...]
Commissioners voted in favor of recommendations requiring residency for licenses in residential neighborhoods, limit licenses in commercial zones. The proposal now goes to the City Council.
The newly constructed Gert Town Natatorium — next door to the recently-completed New Orleans Police Department Second District station — is now open to swimmers, with classes scheduled throughout the day, according to city recreation officials. The indoor pool shares the same 3411 Broadway Street address with the new police station next door, which opened [...]
The school district cited the school for late payments over three months in 2017, but it missed other payments too. Repayments for lost earnings total less than $600.
A man sitting outside a South Liberty Street home was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 30s, was sitting in the 3400 block of South Liberty Street around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, when two strangers with guns approached, according to the initial NOPD report. They [...]
New Orleans is missing a chance to market itself as a food mecca committed to sustainability.
A cell-phone store on Louisiana Avenue was robbed at gunpoint late last week, New Orleans police said. A man with a gun entered the Metro PCS store in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, and “demanded money from the clerk,” according to the initial NOPD report. “The clerk complied [...]
On Thursday, October 4, Galactic and The Soul Rebels will perform at Tipitina’s in a benefit show for victims of Hurricane Florence, a category four hurricane that hit North Carolina and the east coast in September. The storm caused upwards of $38 billion in damage according to the National Weather Service. Ticket sales will benefit [...]
The robbery of the Subway on South Carrollton Avenue was caught on surveillance camera, and a man was robbed at knifepoint on South Claiborne Avenue over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, Sep. 28, a man walked into the Subway restaurant in the 3500 block of South Carrollton Avenue with [...]
An astroturfing company finds itself between feuding billionaires. And we finally learn what mayor LaToya Cantrell knew about the city's 911 director before she abruptly called for his firing last month.
Emails, memos accuse the former 911 executive director of racism, sexism and general mismanagement. The complaints go back to the Landrieu administration.
A man was found shot to death Friday morning at a gas station on South Carrollton Avenue, and a homicide investigation is now in progress there, New Orleans police said. The shooting took place at a gas station in the 3100 block of South Carrollton Avenue, at the corner of Earhart Boulevard, NOPD spokesman Aaron [...]
“If it lacks authority, add more vodka,” those are Ernest Hemingway’s instructions while mixing his preferred Bloody Mary. Hemingway understood New Orleans. It’s Bloody Mary Season in New Orleans The Classic Cocktail Enamored By Locals Some might say Fall marks the arrival of Bloody Mary season in New Orleans—at least for me anyway. I find the [...]