Amid what police are calling a serious increase in auto thefts across the areas around Mid-City, New Orleans police are warning Faubourg St. John residents to watch out for tow trucks that may be involved.
An ordinance that will rewrite city law, unanimously passed by City Council on Thursday, will loosen restrictions regarding certain former criminals’ permit applicants for for-hire vehicles.
A bed and breakfast proposed for Dumaine Street has received its final approval from City Council, after agreeing to modifications of the plans proposed by city officials.
This Friday, Oct. 9, The New Orleans Museum of Art will formally open the exhibit Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi, and NOMA’s annual Japan Festival will take place the following Saturday.
Traditions Transfigured will open at Fridays Nights at NOMA on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The opening event will feature live performances of Japanese Noh plays, free art activities for all ages, and a discussion of Traditions Transfigured by the artist himself and guest curator Dr. Kendall Brown.
A man was robbed at gunpoint while taking pictures Saturday morning in Mid-City, according to a preliminary report by the New Orleans Police Department.
As Deutsches Haus prepares for this year’s annual Oktoberfest in Kenner, the new director of the New Orleans-based German cultural organization says she has her eye set on the longer-term goal of returning to Mid-City.
Marketing executive Theresa Crosby was chosen as the first-ever executive director of Deutsches Haus last month and will be overseeing the organization’s regular operations. Part of that, Crosby said, includes the using the increasingly popular Oktoberfest as a fundraising platform for the organization’s new home at 1700 Moss Street in Mid-City.
“Now that we’re making a profit … we need to step up fundraising. That way, our dream of returning home to New Orleans becomes a reality,” Crosby said.
Morris Jeff Community School presents their 7th Annual Community Gala and Auction on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event will feature a silent auction, food from various local businesses, and performances by The Cedric Watson Trio and Colin Lake Band.
The Mid-City branch of the New Orleans Public Library will stay in the American Can Company for four more months after being threatened with immediate eviction, according to city officials.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District A Councilmember Susan Guidry and New Orleans Public Library Director Charles Brown announced Wednesday that the lease for library has been extended until Jan. 31, “following productive conversations with the branch’s landlord.”