Perfect Gentlemen to second-line Sunday

The Uptown Messenger -

The 2019 Perfect Gentlemen second-line will take place Sunday, Jan. 6, through the Central Business District, the Warehouse District and the Central City, Garden District, Milan and Broadmoor neighborhoods. Traffic will be restricted along the route below. Expect road closures and traffic delays during the event. RTA services might be interrupted during this event as [...]

Man critically injured, store gutted by two-alarm blaze in Irish Channel

The Uptown Messenger -

A fire that broke out Thursday night in the Irish Channel left one man critically injured, the New Orleans Fire Department reports. An emergency call at 8:51 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, reported a “fire with possible persons trapped” at the corner of Constance and First streets. Dispatched at 8:52 p.m., the first New Orleans [...]

Danae Columbus: Property taxes likely to increase for most in 2020, assessor says

The Uptown Messenger -

When the 2020 tax rolls open in August, 2019 Assessor Erroll G. Williams is predicting “substantial changes” for properties located in many of New Orleans prime neighborhoods including Uptown, the Lakefront, the French Quarter and the CBD. Overall, property tax will increase in those neighborhoods as well as the Marigny, Bywater, Treme and Gentilly but [...]

Forum to answer questions about plan to overhaul park and recreation funding

The Uptown Messenger -

Voters in May will decide on milestone changes to how the city funds and operates its public recreational spaces. To give New Orleanians a clearer understanding of how these cherished city services could be overhauled, the Carrollton Area Network is holding a public forum Jan. 14. Presenters from the Audubon Institute, the New Orleans Recreation [...]

Krewe of Iris boasts largest ridership of the 2019 Carnival season

The Uptown Messenger -

As New Orleanians turn their attention from Christmas to Carnival, the city’s oldest all-female Carnival krewe has marked a milestone in its 102-year history: claiming the crown of largest ridership of the 2019 Carnival season. The Krewe of Iris’ 2019 ride will boast 34 floats, more than 95 percent of them tandems, carrying 3,450 riders. [...]

Advocate chronicles the rich, turbulent history of Tipitina’s

The Uptown Messenger -

Galactic band members inherit a culturally rich but financially risky enterprise in Tipitina’s, Keith Spera shows in a chronicle of the music club’s turbulent history for the New Orleans Advocate. Since its founding more than four decades ago by 14 Professor Longhair fans, Tipitina’s has played host to roster of colorful characters both on and [...]

Holly Grove, Central City drug-trafficking suspect arrested, NOPD reports

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans police officers have arrested a man suspected of drug trafficking in the Holly Grove and Central City neighborhoods. On Dec. 19, NOPD Second District task force officers and members of the Louisiana Office of Probation and Parole executed a search warrant in the 8700 block of Birch Street and the 2700 block of [...]

Trolley Stop featured in season premiere of ‘Gordon Ramsey’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back’

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The Trolley Stop Cafe on St. Charles Avenue will be featured in the Jan. 2 season premiere of the Fox reality TV show “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back,” the Gambit reports. Crews were filming in the popular 24-hour spot in the Lower Garden District last fall. The results, likely to contain kitchen [...]

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