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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

SHOTGUN HOUSE TOUR IN FAUBOURG ST. JOHN Faubourg St. John neighbors Winter and Greg Jeanfreau along with Meg Seydel chair the 2017 Shotgun House Tour in Faubourg St. John on April 22 and April 23, 2017. You can tour seven private homes in beautiful Faubourg St. John that showcase the livability and versatility of New…

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

photos courtesy Google Street View Bicycle Vending on Esplanade Bike Share Update – Transportation Committee 2.22.17   Recently, Robert Thompson, a long time Faubourg St. John resident, highlighted the new Bike Share program promoted by the City of New Orleans. You can read more about Robert’s concerns and the proposed plan in the link below:…

Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First
Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First
/ February 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First   The officers in the First District of the New Orleans Police Department received a special treat courtesy of the Ruby Slipper. The officers had the opportunity to feast on shrimp and grits with biscuits from the Ruby Slipper. Many thanks to The Ruby Slipper…

900 Bags of Potato Chips Tossed to the Feed the First Initiative by Zapp’s
900 Bags of Potato Chips Tossed to the Feed the First Initiative by Zapp’s
/ February 23, 2017 0 COMMENTS

900 Bags of Potato Chips Tossed to the Feed the First Initiative by Zapp’s click on any photo for a larger view For the 8th year, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association (FSJNA) will feed officers at the First District Police Station during Mardi Gras weekend from Saturday through Fat Tuesday. During that time, the…

Pedal Power Advocate Raises Concerns about Commericial Bicycle Rentals in Neighborhood Parks
Pedal Power Advocate Raises Concerns about Commericial Bicycle Rentals in Neighborhood Parks
/ February 22, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Pedal Power Advocate Raises Concerns about Commericial Bicycle Rentals by Parks by Robert Thompson Bicycles are great, we need to encourage their use and I applaud movement toward expanded use. However, the Bike Share program may not be the on-target program best suited to do this. Social Bicycles INC is a business that will be…

City Takes Action on Flooding Problem on Bayou Road
City Takes Action on Flooding Problem on Bayou Road
/ February 22, 2017 0 COMMENTS

CITY TAKES ACTION ON FLOODING PROBLEM photos courtesy Robert Thompson During the recent cleanup at Kruttschnitt Park organized by Robert Thompson, several volunteers noted that the storm drain was full of debris. Robert Thompson followed up with the City. Flooding at North Dorgenois and Bayou Road during rain events has been mitigated…for now. Robert said,…

It’s Easy to Forget that Broad is part of U.S. Hwy 90
It’s Easy to Forget that Broad is part of U.S. Hwy 90
/ February 7, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Sent in by Robert Thompson The Old Spanish Trail (never really a Spanish Trail) passes right in front of Faubourg St. John. We sometimes forget N. Broad is US 90. http://drivetheost.com/   http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/resurrecting-the-original-road-trip-on-americas-ghost-highway Resurrecting the Original Road Trip on America’s Ghost Highway By Sarah Laskow AUGUST 07, 2015 A piece of the Old Spanish Trail,…

Keeping Neighborhood Parks Beautiful
Keeping Neighborhood Parks Beautiful
/ January 25, 2017 0 COMMENTS

City Beautiful Club Friends: Veteran volunteers and a new friend tackled the first step in recovering a lost pocket park at Bayou Road and N Dorgenois. A giant mulch pile courtesy of Park and Parkways personnel appeared and challenged the small but determined City Beautifer crew to spread it. Earlier, Phillip Mollere brought two truckloads…

CRIME WAVE HITS AREA
CRIME WAVE HITS AREA
/ January 25, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Monday, January 23, 2017 was a sad day for the neighborhood. Three major crimes were reported on the same day in this normally quiet area. NOLA.com reported that authorities found “what appeared to be a stocking tied tightly” around the neck of a woman whose body was pulled from Bayou St. John on Monday, January…