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Mural is latest addition to public art collection along the Lafitte Greenway

A new mural can be spotted along the Lafitte Greenway.  Unveiled last week, the piece by artist Teresa Parod stretches 220 feet along the fence facade of Krewe du Bizou Wines on St. Louis Street. Inspired by the vibrancy and nature of New Orleans, the mural features friendly animals and blooming flowers with the Mississippi Read More…

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New jazz venue is in the works for North Broad near the Greenway

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The stage is almost set for a jazz club on the corner of North Broad and Toulouse in Mid-City. The building’s owner, Sam Smith Jr., built that stage himself. Piece by piece, he has been steadily pursuing his dream of operating a jazz club in New Orleans. He wants to Read More…

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New pedestrian and bicyclist bridge planned for Greenway at Lopez

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger A new pedestrian bridge crossing the canal on the Lafitte Greenway on North Lopez Street is in the works. The construction is set to begin this month and conclude in late summer. The new bridge is designed to enhance walkability and connectivity between the blocks to the east and west Read More…

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New clubhouse enhances offerings on the Lafitte Greenway

Officials celebrated another new Lafitte Greenway facility on Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting for the Lafitte Greenway Clubhouse. The $1.9 million clubhouse is on the southern end of the Lafitte Greenway amid the outdoor sports fields in the Treme-Lafitte neighborhood. Elevated against flooding, the clubhouse is home to a 1,570-square-foot concession and restroom facility along with Read More…

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More than a bike path, Lafitte Greenway becoming a center for public art

By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger Since 2017, three 9-foot stainless steel “prayer wheels” have been anchoring the turnaround at the intersection of Lafitte Greenway and Jeff Davis Parkway (soon to become Dr. Norman Francis Parkway). While many simply drive by — public art can turn into part of the landscape — “Turning: Prayer Wheels for Read More…

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Opening tonight: Supernova art and light display, PhotoNOLA exhibition

Two outdoor exhibitions open tonight in Mid-City. The Supernova, a luminary art exhibit celebrating the Lafitte Greenway’s fifth birthday, will light up the night on Wednesdays through Sundays in December, beginning tonight. The light and art extravaganza is presented in partnership with Luna Fete, the holiday light show in the CBD. It begins at 5 Read More…

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Art installations, Supernova exhibit light up the new Plaza on the Greenway

The Iris of Memory art installation has been unveiled in the new pedestrian Plaza on the Lafitte Greenway. The permanent installation will be part of a luminary art exhibit, Greenway Supernova, beginning Wednesday. A project of the Friends of Lafitte Greenway, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the Arts Council New Orleans, the rapid-build Read More…

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Open-Air Cinema will bring the stars out for the 2020 New Orleans Film Festival

 By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger Taking advantage of October’s cooler weather, the New Orleans Film Festival is screening movies at its Open-Air Cinema, held in Mid-City at the Broadside Theater and the Lafitte Greenway. Tickets go on sale at noon today (Oct. 20) to the general public for the Open-Air Cinema screenings, Nov. 6 Read More…

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Public plaza planned for front of former brake-tag station on the Greenway

The Friends of Lafitte Greenway, the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission and other partners want to fast-track the transformation of the driveway to the old brake-tag station, where cars once lined up for annual vehicle inspections. To get ideas from the community, the Friends is hosting a virtual public meeting tonight (Aug. 11) from Read More…

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Former brake-tag station reopens as Greenway pavilion

The old brake station on North Lopez Street and the Lafitte Greenway is back in use a public recreational facility. Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other officials and partners on March 10 to celebrate the official opening of the $1.6 million Lafitte Greenway Shelter. The shelter represents a conversion of the existing 10,900-square-foot brake tag station Read More…