New Audubon Park master plan receives final approval despite ongoing ire over golf course

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The new master plan for Audubon Park received its final, unanimous approval from the Audubon Commission on Tuesday night in spite of a show of opposition from the public — not for anything contained in the plan, but for its exclusion from discussion of the golf course or the park’s financial future. The plan contains [...]

NOPD Second District receives new commander amid flurry of promotions

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A series of promotions within the upper leadership of the New Orleans Police Department has brought the Second District a new commander, but she will be a familiar face to Uptown residents. Lt. Jennifer Dupree, who until most recently served as the assistant commander in the district, has been selected as the district’s new commander [...]

Man robbed at gunpoint during cell phone purchase on Magazine Street, police say

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A man trying to buy a cell phone from another person around midday Monday on Magazine Street was robbed at gunpoint instead, but officers arrested the suspect shortly afterward, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 30s, was meeting 25-year-old Rodolfo Bartholomew at Magazine and Race streets around 11:40 a.m. Monday, June [...]

Made in Louisiana: Chef Tory McPhail’s ‘New Orleans Rum Vinegar’

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The Southern Food and Beverage Museum holds a yearly “Made in Louisiana” festival. The fest features merchants, chefs, distillers and all-around interesting people with locally made products available in New Orleans. I was lucky enough to be invited, and I plan to introduce you to some of those people and their products. Part Two: Louisiana’s [...]

Advertiser: Kids make art, adults become artists at The Shard Shop

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AVAILABLE TODAY ONLY: Get a $100 Gift Card for only $50 The Shard Shop is a friendly, make-your-own glass art boutique offering daily classes, birthday parties, and private events. We are pleased to offer a truly unique New Orleans experience that visitors won’t be able to find anywhere else. To celebrate our one-year anniversary today (YAY US!), [...]

Documents show Entergy, PR firm knew more about astroturfing campaign than they let on

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Documents released to the city council cast doubt on Entergy’s contention that it didn’t know supporters would be paid to show up at public meetings to promote the power plant. An Entergy employee was told of allegations three times, as early as October. Documents also contradict the PR firm’s contention that it didn’t know, either.

‘Bounce the House’ party pairs Chicago cuisine with New Orleans Bounce

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Chicago and New Orleans will fuse flavors this Saturday, June 23, for a special food and music social. Pop-Up Noir, the same group behind last February’s Restaurant Week showcasing Black chefs, has partnered with The Revolution Bar in Central City for “Beats and Bites: Bounce the House Day Party.” Acclaimed New Orleans DJ Raj Smoove will [...]

New bar from Tujaque’s owner receives approval in upcoming Lower Garden District ‘Framework’ building

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The new bar from the owner of Tujaque’s proposed for the new “Framework” development on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District has received initial approval from city planners, satisfying their questions about design and moving on to the City Council for final approval. Tujaque’s owner Mark Latter introduced neighbors to his idea for the [...]

Danae Columbus: Dress for Success holds major sale ahead of new headquarters move

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“I call it my life-changing suit,” exclaimed IT professional Cheryl Butler, 2017 Dress for Success New Orleans Client of the Year. Since 1997 Dress for Success has been empowering women – including more than 400 New Orleanians each year — to achieve economic independence. Founded by Nancy Lublin, the global non-profit provides professional attire for [...]