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Jun 292016
 
Photos of Tad Gormley Stadium. The left photo shows post Katrina damage, the right shows the area in its present state. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

Photos of Tad Gormley Stadium. The left photo shows post Katrina damage, the right shows the area in its present state. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

The City Park staff announced at their board meeting on Tuesday, June 28, that they are looking into ways to celebrate the Tad Gormley Stadium’s 80th Anniversary in 2017 and considering ideas to further use the space. The New Orleans stadium opened in 1937, and repairs made to the stadium are deteriorating after its renovation in 2006. Continue reading »

Jun 282016
 
The Lafitte Greenway view of the plans include bicycle parking racks and entranceways to the public park (Edwards Communities).

The Lafitte Greenway view of the plans include bicycle parking racks and entranceways to the public park (Edwards Communities).

Despite the misgivings of some neighbors, the 382-unit apartment development proposed by Sidney Torres IV alongside a 5-acre stretch of the Lafitte Greenway received a positive recommendation from the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, sending it to the New Orleans City Council for final approval. Continue reading »

Jun 282016
 
New Orleans City Park (photo courtesy of http://neworleanscitypark.com/).

New Orleans City Park (photo courtesy of http://neworleanscitypark.com/).

City Park officials are asking for more than $25 million to put towards stormwater retention, infrastructure improvements and historic building preservation as part of New Orleans’ five-year capital improvement plan.

Every year, the City Planning Commission is required to prepare a capital improvement plan as part of the annual budget. The five-year program goes toward permanent physical improvements, including streets, police and fire stations, parks, museums, and other facilities. Continue reading »

Jun 282016
 
(via City Greens)
(via City Greens)

Local, healthy fast casual salad brand City Greens will open its third location on June 28 (today) at 600 Metairie Road in Old Metairie. The restaurant will use its Grand Opening as an all-day fundraiser for Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park.

Grow Dat Youth Farm is a local nonprofit dedicated to training youth in sustainable farming and healthy foods and providing the local community with fresh foods. All proceeds from sales at City Greens at the Old Metairie location today will help Grow Dat Youth Farm host educational field trips focused on sustainable agriculture, healthy eating and biodiversity for local K-8 students.

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Jun 272016
 
A group of over seventy people asked Rep. Scalise to reflect on climate change last week (photo by Rick Moore, courtesy of GreenFaith/Louisiana Bucket Brigade).

A group of over seventy people asked Rep. Scalise to reflect on climate change last week (photo by Rick Moore, courtesy of GreenFaith/Louisiana Bucket Brigade).

This past Thursday morning, I took my life into my own hands and rode my bike out to Metairie, to an office building on Veterans Memorial Boulevard. This nondescript edifice houses the office of Steve Scalise, the representative for Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District. bart-everson-headshot-2013

I was there to bear witness to an event which was unfortunately unique in my experience. A group of over seventy people from many different faiths had come to ask Rep. Scalise to reflect on climate change.

It was a typical summer morning in Southeastern Louisiana. The sun was scorching. But in the shade of the tall building it was downright pleasant. Birds were chirping — you can hear them on the recording I made.


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Jun 272016
 
The owner of 500 S. Lopez St. wants to demolish an old auto repair building (photo from NCDAC application).

The owner of 500 S. Lopez St. wants to demolish an old auto repair building (photo from NCDAC application).

New Orleans City Council last week gave permission for the demolition of an old auto shop on 500 South Lopez Street, paving the way for its owner to build a new mixed-use retail space and condominium building that would face Tulane Avenue.

The unanimous vote, initiated by City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, comes less than a month after another city agency, the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee, refused to give the owner permission to remove the building. Continue reading »

Jun 272016
 
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Police said a woman was sexually assaulted in the 4100 block of S. Carrollton Avenue early Saturday (CrimeMapping).

A 38-year-old was sexually assaulted in the 4100 block of Carrollton Avenue in Mid-City early Saturday morning, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

In a preliminary release, the NOPD said the incident happened shortly after 2 a.m.

Jun 272016
 

One If By Land, Two If By Sea

A Celebration of American Craft Beer Independence

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Thursday, June 30 – Saturday, July 2

Join us for a celebration of American Craft Beer! Each day will feature several breweries, both local and national, sampling some of their most well-known brews, and perhaps some special surprises and giveaways!
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Jun 242016
 
http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/06/24/fharmacy-bar-and-grill-new-waffle-house-open-in-mid-city/

Fharmacy has opened on Banks Street in Mid-City (Tyree Worthy, Mid-City Messenger).

Fharmacy Bar and Grill, a new eatery that boasts a wide range of comfort foods, opened earlier this week in the old Dis and Dem spot at 2540 Banks Street in Mid-City.

The restaurant, run by New Orleans natives and former Namese employees Chien Nguyen and Nhat Nguyen, features burgers and wings alongside Chicago and Philly-style sandwiches, boudin balls and Vietnamese sausage, The New Orleans Advocate’s Ian McNulty reports. Continue reading »