A woman was robbed of her belongings on South Carrollton Avenue overnight by a man she had accepted a ride from thinking he was an Uber driver, New Orleans police said Wednesday morning.
Along the Endymion parade route, “[t]he claiming of the turf began last week — a new early record — but went into high gear this weekend, when spray paint was used to delineate vast swaths of neutral ground grass on Orleans Avenue,” reports Kevin Allman of our reporting partners at Gambit in a slideshow depicting the marked territory.
Endymion rolls at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop on Canal Street — touted as the first coffee house with a drive-through window on the New Orleans Eastbank — will give away a free cup to customers on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to celebrate its grand opening.
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The home at 2318 Bienville Avenue has been granted initial approval for demolition to be replaced with a new home, earning the support of neighbors, city records show.
In one of the episodes in HBO’s Treme, there’s a scene where Clark Peter’s character Albert “Big Chief” Lambreaux emerges from a darkened street in full Mardi Gras Indian Chief regalia. I think it is a beautiful scene, because out of the desolate landscape emerges something beautiful, overwhelming, and completely unexpected. It marks an important and iconic scene in the show – the character Lambreaux is doing this as a protest to the way things are, and a demonstration of the promise of the way things should be.