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You Make a Difference – We Make It Easier – April 22nd
You Make a Difference – We Make It Easier – April 22nd
/ April 13, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Friends and Neighbors, Its time again for our annual Springtime neighborhood park volunteer day. Over the last two years our little park, Capdevielle Park (Esplanade and Crete), has improved through our citizen efforts greatly. Litter is down, people spread blankets on the grass and read, children run and play and flowers bloom in the center…

AUTOMATIC RETRACTABLE SCREEN STORMWATER INLET PROTECTION DEVICES
AUTOMATIC RETRACTABLE SCREEN STORMWATER INLET PROTECTION DEVICES
/ April 4, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Thanks to Robert Thompson for sending this in… Article courtesy Forester Magazines http://foresternetwork.com/erosion-control-magazine/ec-soil/ec-erosion-control/protecting-storm-drain-inlets/ Everybody loves a party, and nobody loves a good time more than New Orleans, particularly during Mardi Gras when nearly one and a half million visitors flood the city, more than tripling its usual population. But after any good time, there is…

Bayou Cutters Sail Along the Banks of Bayou St. John
Bayou Cutters Sail Along the Banks of Bayou St. John
/ April 4, 2017 0 COMMENTS

This morning, the Orleans Levee Board cut the grass on the banks of Bayou St. John. As the photo below sent in by Tommy Lewis shows, they did a tremendous job! Bayou cutters sailed through the grass on the banks of Bayou St. John this morning. Click on Tommy Lewis’ photo for a larger view….

Peruse the Pages of Park Perks Placed Prodigiously
Peruse the Pages of Park Perks Placed Prodigiously
/ April 4, 2017 0 COMMENTS

CAUTION: BOOK CROSSING BookCrossing is the act of releasing your books “into the wild” for a stranger to find, or via “controlled release” to another BookCrossing member, and tracking where they go via journal entries from around the world. Our community of passionate, generous book-lovers is changing the world and touching lives, one traveling book…

Parkway People Perfect Parks Proudly
Parkway People Perfect Parks Proudly
/ April 3, 2017 0 COMMENTS

photo and info from Robert Thompson click on the photo for a larger view   Whether you call it the “neutral ground” or the median strip, residents and visitors can agree Esplanade Avenue has lush greenery. This hard working crew from Parks and Parkways keeps it that way! Today, James and his crew were removing…

Are Delivery Trucks Causing Injuries at Esplanade and Mystery Streets?
Are Delivery Trucks Causing Injuries at Esplanade and Mystery Streets?
/ April 1, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Click on the photo for a larger view   Let me preface this post by saying this is NOT an April Fool’s joke. The yellow Americans with Disabilities Act mat on the corner of Esplanade and Mystery is causing injuries. One man tripped over the mat sticking up at Esplanade and Mystery and literally fell…

Let’s Not Meet by Accident
Let’s Not Meet by Accident
/ March 31, 2017 0 COMMENTS

photo sent in by Robert Thompson Click on the photo for a larger view   Robert Thompson reported that at 7:30 a.m. this morning two folks met by accident at the corner of Broad and Esplanade. Please slow down, the life you save may be your own. *** info below gathered by Charlie London  …

Jazz Fest Cubes Out Today with Cuban Theme
Jazz Fest Cubes Out Today with Cuban Theme
/ March 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Faubourg St. John neighbor Tommy Lewis attended today’s Jazz Fest lineup announcement at the Fair Grounds. Tommy said, “There is a big Cuban theme at the Fest this year. The posters and Fest wear look great!” photos by Tommy Lewis *** Friday, April 28, 2017 Click on the link below for a PDF of the…

SHOTGUN HOUSE TOUR IN FAUBOURG ST. JOHN
SHOTGUN HOUSE TOUR IN FAUBOURG ST. JOHN
/ March 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS

START YOUR TOUR IN FORTIER PARK AT 10 a.m. THIS MORNING  (SUNDAY, April 23rd)   Friendly neighbors will greet you and tell you all about the Home Tour and more!   There will be food, drinks, and peeks into fancy houses in Faubourg St. John. What could be more fun? Preservation Resource Center’s Shotgun House…

COMMUNITY BUILDING COALITION BACK FOR 12th YEAR
COMMUNITY BUILDING COALITION BACK FOR 12th YEAR
/ March 9, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Since the beginning, the Bayou Boogaloo, held on the banks of Bayou St. John in New Orleans during May, has had a mission to give back to the community. The first Bayou Boogaloo in 2006 was a healing effort for the community. Many folks were still rebuilding their lives and their houses after “the storm”….

EASTER EGG HUNT on April 2nd
EASTER EGG HUNT on April 2nd
/ March 8, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Sun Apr 2, 2017 |  1 pm to 4 pm 1023 Ridgewood Dr, Metairie, LA 70001 Phone: (504) 522-8014 There will be fun for all: games, crafts, and prizes, and an adult Easter Egg Hunt. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks (soft and otherwise) will be available. Bring your own chairs. Reservation is needed for adults…

Everything is Coming Up Roses at Capdevielle
Everything is Coming Up Roses at Capdevielle
/ March 7, 2017 0 COMMENTS

 Robert Thompson has been on a mission.   The once neglected Capdevielle Place has received much love and attention from neighbors rallied by Robert.  Today, roses and palms became the stars of Capdevielle Place in the round centerpiece of the pocket park.   Check out the photos and a statement from Robert Thompson  below: “Things are…

Fair Grounds Helps Neighborhood
Fair Grounds Helps Neighborhood
/ March 5, 2017 0 COMMENTS

The Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots has allowed the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association to use its Black Gold room for quarterly general membership meetings for many years.   Know too that the Fair Grounds donated red beans and rice along with an assortment of large freshly baked cookies to Faubourg St. John‘s Feed the…

Bicycle Vending on Esplanade Could Get Love in Triangles if Machines Scaled Down
Bicycle Vending on Esplanade Could Get Love in Triangles if Machines Scaled Down
/ March 3, 2017 0 COMMENTS

On Saturday, March 25, the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office hosted their quarterly Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable. Over sixty (60) leaders representing neighborhoods across Orleans Parish gathered over breakfast at Café Reconcile’s Emeril Lagasse Foundation Hospitality Center for informative presentations and discussions around short term rentals licensing and new public safety investments. Dwight Norton, the City’s Urban…