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Voodoo Experience Information

Voodoo Experience Information

Dear Neighbor, As you may be aware, the 16th annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience takes place on October 31 – November 2, 2014, at City Park’s Festival Grounds. This year’s event should be an exciting mix of music, art, food and entertainment that thrills locals and visitors from across the country. As a valued neighbor of City Park, we want to provide you with some information about the event. Our doors open each day at … Read entire article »

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Vote Nov 4th

Vote Nov 4th

Scream it out, Say it out loud, Vote for the one that makes you proud! TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th SAMPLE BALLOT  U. S. Senator (Select 1) Wayne Ables #1 Democrat “Bill” Cassidy #3 Republican Thomas Clements #4 Republican Mary L. Landrieu #5 Democrat “Rob” Maness #6 Republican Brannon Lee McMorris #7 Libertarian Vallian Senegal #8 Democrat William P. Waymire, Jr. #9 Democrat U. S. Representative 2nd Congressional District (Select 1) David Brooks #14 No Party Samuel Davenport #15 Libertarian Gary Landrieu #17 Democrat Cedric Richmond #18 Democrat Judge Civil District Court, Division D (Select 1) Nakisha Ervin-Knott #59 … Read entire article »

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Louisiana Landmarks 50th Anniversary Gala

Louisiana Landmarks 50th Anniversary Gala

On July 21, 1964, following months of negotiating and scrambling by Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Pitot House was moved from a nearby site to its current location in order to save it from demolition. To honor the anniversary of this historic move, Louisiana Landmarks Society is hosting a celebratory gala on Thursday, November 6. This exciting  evening will feature a live auction, music by Deacon John and the Ivories, and food and beverages from favorite … Read entire article »

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Bird’s Eye View of Lafitte Greenway Construction

Bird’s Eye View of Lafitte Greenway Construction

Aerial Images of the Greenway’s Progress   by Sophie Harris Craig Guillot of NOLA Aerials captured extraordinary aerial low-altitude images of Lafitte Greenway on October 20, 2014. Construction of the Greenway is over 50% complete in these images, shot from two locations: North Prieur: The site of the new soccer/football and baseball fields, where we see the Greenway’s utility as a transportation corridor to the new BioDistrict hospitals and the Central Business District. Jefferson Davis Parkway: The Greenway and the Jefferson Davis Bike Path intersect at the base … Read entire article »

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Less Paving Equals Less Flooding

Less Paving Equals Less Flooding

article courtesy the URBAN CONSERVANCY Here’s the Deal A New Orleans front yard/parking lot. In recent years New Orleans has seen an increase in the amount of paved over front yards throughout the city. Property owners are replacing their green spaces in favor of concrete and other impermeable surfaces in an effort to provide additional parking and/or reduce yard maintenance. These impervious surfaces affect more than the single lot on which they sit. The issue of … Read entire article »

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Take the Streetcar to the Bar

Take the Streetcar to the Bar

streetcar bar maps courtesy THRILL LIST Click on the map for a larger view. In Faubourg St. John you can walk to Pal’s or Swirl or grab a drink at many of the restaurants in Faubourg St. John. If you must leave the neighborhood then take the streetcar. Why would anyone drink and drive when they can take the streetcar? Click on the map for a larger view. Dark Green Line Click on the map for a larger view St. Charles Streetcar (Dark … Read entire article »

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Savor the Flavor of Faubourg St. John

Savor the Flavor of Faubourg St. John

artwork by Jane Hill Sometimes, it’s important to simply enjoy what you’ve got. “I ARISE IN THE MORNING TORN between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world,” wrote the essayist E.B. White, “This makes it hard to plan the day.” Ah, that’s the dilemma. You live in a nice place. But it could be nicer—if only the park were fixed up or the traffic slowed down, if the … Read entire article »

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Walk for a Better Neighborhood

Walk for a Better Neighborhood

The Latin custom of an evening walk is good for your health and for the vitality of your neighborhood WE ALL KNOW THAT WALKING IS GOOD FOR US. It sheds calories, tones muscles, and clears our minds. But taking a regular walk is also beneficial for your neighborhood. This basic human instinct—to get out of the house to see what’s going on—is the glue that holds most great communities together. The classic example are the Latin lands … Read entire article »

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Have you seen me?

Have you seen me?

click on the photos for a larger view Each successful tip comes with a $1,000 reward.  If you can help catch any of the suspects in the fugitive roundup or have information on another case, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.  You don’t have to give your name, and you could earn a reward. *** below sent in by Dean Burridge NEW ORLEANS, LA - The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Dana Harris … Read entire article »

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Louisiana Steam Train Association

Louisiana Steam Train Association

The photo was taken in Gretna, LA on October 4, 2014. Photo courtesy the Louisiana Steam Train Association. The Louisiana Steam Train Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization run entirely by volunteers. Our mission is to educate and entertain the public about railroading in general and steam railroading in particular. LASTA is supported entirely by gifts, donations, and labor of the community and other organizations to which it is eternally grateful. More in the link: http://lasta.org/?page_id=14 “The engine was … Read entire article »

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Plan to Attend The Bayou Boogaloo May 15, 16, 17 in 2015

Plan to Attend The Bayou Boogaloo May 15, 16, 17 in 2015

More at http://thebayouboogaloo.com GET INVOLVED –> http://thebayouboogaloo.com GET INVOLVED –> http://thebayouboogaloo.com GET INVOLVED –> http://thebayouboogaloo.com … Read entire article »

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Thank you

Thank you

********************************** photos by Charlie London article below adapted from an article by Roberta Grove. For the past 24 years, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association has produced one of its signature events, Voodoo on the Bayou. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Voodoo on the Bayou and will be held on the 25th of October, 2014. The party is staged on the grounds of the historic Pitot House on the banks of scenic Bayou St. John. On Saturday, … Read entire article »

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A Little Food History

A Little Food History

New Orleans Food History By University of New Orleans History of many of the classic foods of New Orleans, especially its street & working class foods. Locations for Tour 1. Praline or “Pecan Candy” Vendors Pralines are thought to have originated in seventeenth-century France when the chef of César, duc de Choiseul, Comte du Plessis-Praslin coated almonds with sugar. While sugared nuts were already enjoyed throughout the world, the candy termed… 2. Street Food Vendors Food vendors made … Read entire article »

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Big History in Our Big Park

Big History in Our Big Park

City Park By Kimberly Jochum, Amanda Knight, and University of New Orleans History Department This tour unveils the park’s history. Only a fraction of City Park’s 1300 acres will be accessed, yet you will walk through the cultural center of the park, visit the famous dueling grounds, stand beneath a tree whose branches touch the ground, and learn about many interesting events in the park’s history. Locations for Tour 1. Origins of New Orleans City Park Before the … Read entire article »

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New City

New City

The October Neighborhood Partnership meeting is this Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (2200 Lafitte Street). Lunch will be provided.   Speakers include: Cheryn Robles is an accredited public relations professional whose experience focuses on community outreach and environmental compliance. She is currently the Community Outreach Specialist for City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works. She is a Past President of the New Orleans Chapter of the Public … Read entire article »

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200th Anniversary of the Battle for New Orleans

200th Anniversary of the Battle for New Orleans

200th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans By Mary Ann Wegmann, Louisiana State Museum, and the University of New Orleans History Department; Associate Editor & Media Editor: Jessica Anne Dauterive; military history research assistance: Rhett Breerwood A tour of French Quarter sites and buildings connected to the Battle of New Orleans through fact as well as legend. Locations for Tour 1. Battle of New Orleans: Introduction Almost 200 years ago, on January 8, 1815, Major General Andrew … Read entire article »

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Famous Folks Like Chicken Too

Famous Folks Like Chicken Too

photos courtesy Mchardy’s Chicken McHardy’s Chicken 1458 N. Broad St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 949-0000 McHardy’s is open for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. McHardy’s is open for chicken Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.  On Sunday, McHardy’s is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. A locally-owned family business that serves homestyle fried chicken that is always fresh, hot and good. … Read entire article »

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Neighbor Shows Art

Neighbor Shows Art

WHO: Sandra Burshell WHAT: Art Opening Reception SHOW TITLE: Transcendence (Works in Pastel) WHERE: Carol Robinson Gallery WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014 6-8 pm ADDRESS: 840 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 SHOW DURATION: Nov. 1-29 WALK-THRU with the artist: Saturday, November 15 1-2 pm GALLERY PHONE: 504-895-6130 BODY OF WORK THEME: Light and how it can fill environments and create atmosphere at certain times….Inspiration from local venues, others from Italy, Greece, other travel where there is a … Read entire article »

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Local Businesses Provide More Than Just Goods

Local Businesses Provide More Than Just Goods

The old phrase “use it or lose it” applies especially to neighborhood businesses LIVING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD—even the swankiest one—with no grocery, coffee shop or other businesses is like wearing a nice new suit of clothes without shoes. It looks great, but you’ve got no place to go. Local shops, preferably within walking distance, are the soul of any community, the place where you bump into your neighbors and get that satisfying sense of belonging. These … Read entire article »

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