city government History land use

Council upholds partial demolition of original Ruth’s Chris Steak House

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The historic terracotta awning will not return to the original Ruth’s Chris Steak House building on North Broad and Ursulines streets. In a mixed vote on Thursday (Aug. 4), the City Council rejected an appeal that could have forced the building’s new owners to restore the original façade. Max Perret Read More…

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Strip club on Tulane Avenue draws complaints from neighbors

By Jackie Galli, Mid-City Messenger Club Pressure on Tulane Avenue has everything a strip club should: dancers, poles, lots of cash. The one thing it doesn’t have is a permit to operate as a strip club. Pressure has been operating as a strip club since at least 2019, judging by the photos on their social Read More…

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Jazz club planned for Broad and the Greenway clears a hurdle

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger It’s been a decade since Sam Smith Jr. embarked on a lifetime goal — opening a jazz club for locals in New Orleans. And it’s been more than a year since he received the city’s approval to create a bar and restaurant with live entertainment on North Broad at the Read More…

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Viewpoint: Plundering of original Ruth’s Chris Steak House reveals problems with partial-control historic districts

Editor’s note: The City Council hearing on 1100 N. Broad was delayed after this column was published. It is now scheduled for Aug. 4.  By John L. Schackai III, guest columnist Commercial development in historic neighborhoods — in a bullish real estate market — is causing a crisis for familiar landmarks of traditional New Orleans Read More…

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Join us for our Senior Summer Tours, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

The Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon is excited to announce Senior Summer Tours this year! The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also Read More…

city government transportation

Roadwork ahead: North Carrollton lanes closed near Bienville

On Thursday (June 23), the city closed two  lanes in the 200 block of North Carrollton Avenue as it installs a waterline. The uptown-bound lanes from Iberville Street to Bienville Street will be closed through July 1. City roadwork contractor Hard Rock Construction is installing of a water line as a part of the Mid-City Read More…

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Roadwork officials to answer questions at District B ‘Coffee on Your Corner’

The city’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is hosting representativea from the Department of Public Works’ RoadworkNOLA: Nakia Polk, director of Special Projects & Strategic Engagement Office of Capital Improvement and Christopher Lloyd, outreach manager for the city’s Capital Improvement Program will be there. Polk and Lloyd will provide updates and answer questions about infrastructure projects in Read More…

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Join us in exploring Historic and Popular Jazz Locations, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also handled in the Civil Division. The Land Records Division is where documents regarding property are Read More…

city government public safety transportation

Roadwork ahead: Bike lane, crosswalk work to resume on Gentilly Boulevard

From the Mayor’s Office Beginning Tuesday (May 24), weather permitting, the city’s Department of Public Works contractor, Pavement Markings, will resume safety improvements including updates to the bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Gentilly Boulevard — from Grand Route St. John Street to St. Bernard Avenue. No parking will be allowed in this area for the Read More…

city government parks and greenspace transportation

Lopez Pedestrian Bridge on Lafitte Greenway is completed

The North Lopez Pedestrian Bridge is ready to provide easier access to the Lafitte Greenway, the Mayor’s Office announced. The bridge provides pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to the Greenway from North Conti Street across the canal. The estimated cost of the project is $650,000, funded using the Louisiana Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration dollars and Read More…