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Mar 162017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

As of right now, the Tulane Canal neighborhood doesn’t have it’s own special security patrols and is not included in the Mid-City Security District. But it could be something Tulane Canal Neighborhood Association members consider for the future.

Patrick Armstrong, with the Mid-City Neighborhood Association, wanted to float the idea of including Tulane Canal into MCSD before proposing new legislation. The special district is based on state legislation and has to go up to ballot every few years, which gives organizers the ability to modify the district’s boundaries and payment options. Continue reading »

Mar 162017
 

The 700 custom-designed bicycles will be placed at an estimated 70 stations designated at locations in neighborhoods around the city. (Flickr/Britt Reints).

If you want to help the city plan where bicycle share stations will be located in your neighborhood, there’s a public workshop for you.

There are six workshops – one for each general area of the city – that run through April. Mid-City and Bayou St. John split a workshop, which will be held April 3 at First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St. The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading »

Mar 162017
 

(via the Greater Mid-City Business Association)

The Greater Mid-City Business Association (GMCBA) will host their Annual State of Mid-City Luncheon on Tuesday, March 21 at The Cannery, located at 3803 Toulouse Street.

City officials scheduled to appear and/or speak include Councilwoman Susan Guidry, a representative from the office of Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Continue reading »

Mar 152017
 

Patrick Armstrong

On March 3, 1859, the largest slave auction in American history took place in Savannah, Georgia. The event was called “The Weeping Time” partly due to the rainy weather that attendees of the sale would later remark upon in their journals and letters, and partly due to the wailing of human families and communities torn apart by the atrocity of human chattel slavery. The event was big news at the time, even reporters from New York arrived to cover the story. But in years that followed, the story of the Weeping Time was muted by historical revision and omission in the effort to burnish the Lost Cause as something more noble than a conflict over keeping humans in bondage. While Savannah sells itself to tourists as a destination steeped in history and tradition, it did not have a historical marker to note this very real historical atrocity until 2008. Continue reading »

Mar 152017
 

The annual Hike the Lafitte Greenway event has changed its starting point, though the rest of the route remains unchanged.

The family-friendly hiking event will begin at Lemann Playground, 628 N. Claiborne Ave., at 9:30 a.m. on March 25. The annual event ends with a block party at Second Line Brewing at noon. Continue reading »

Mar 142017
 

Via NORDC

Looking for a free way to entertain your family on a Friday night? Try a family-friendly movie in the park.

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission released their 2017 movie schedule, which includes family-friendly blockbusters spread throughout Fridays in the spring. This season’s features include ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ ‘Zootopia’ and ‘Finding Dory,’ as well as some classic such as ‘E.T’ and ‘The Jungle Book.’ Continue reading »

Mar 142017
 

The new development would combine office suites with room for commercial retail, such as a drug store or coffee shop.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Tulane Avenue is undergoing a wealth of redevelopment after years of stagnation, and a local architect is hoping to turn the dilapidated Le Petit Motel into an office and retail space.

Developers are hoping to turn the shuttered motel – located at 2836 Tulane Ave. – into a large commercial development with space for offices and retail. Raymond Bergeron, architect, presented his plan to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization members at their monthly meeting Monday and faced little opposition. Continue reading »