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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…

TAKE A TOUR OF FAUBOURG ST. JOHN
TAKE A TOUR OF FAUBOURG ST. JOHN
/ January 18, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Capture New Orleans from a different perspective. Kayak on Bayou St. John as we guide you along our historic waterway running through the city. We’ll keep with the pace of the city—nice and easy, taking in the southern scenery, hospitality and weather. The bayou itself was a key component in establishing our city. The Native…

PLEASE LEAVE US WITH GREAT MEMORIES OF YOUR VISIT
PLEASE LEAVE US WITH GREAT MEMORIES OF YOUR VISIT
/ January 18, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Welcome! We hope you leave us with great memories of your visit. Regardless of whether you live in Faubourg St. John or are a visitor,  everyone is glad you are here. Faubourg St. John has one of the best reputations in New Orleans as a community that cares. Faubourg St. John loves visitors. In Faubourg…

Love Lives Here
Love Lives Here
/ January 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” Chinese proverb You Are Love — Directed by Christopher Stoudt, starring Wayne Clark Jr. https://www.instagram.com/saint.pure/, music by Chance Duran Produced by DNO https://defendneworleans.com/ The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are… the second greatest is being happy with what…

Narcissus Papyraceus at Ursulines and North Dupre
Narcissus Papyraceus at Ursulines and North Dupre
/ December 16, 2016 0 COMMENTS

sent in by Robert Thompson All it took was a neighbor concerned about the accidental cutting down of newly sprouted paper white narcissuses, 3 bales of pine straw and less than an hour of volunteer time! Now there is hope those fragrant blooms planted in the past by the neighborhood association landscapers at Ursulines and…

THERMOCON
THERMOCON
/ December 13, 2016 0 COMMENTS

No, this isn’t a post about an upcoming convention but, it is a post about some interesting architectural research sent in by Robert Thompson. One of Two Thermo-Con Homes at N. Broad and Agriculture Street. Built 1947. Higgins Incorporated of New Orleans patented Thermo-Con Concrete and sought to promote its use as a building material…

Police Ask Public to Provide Pedal Power for Children
Police Ask Public to Provide Pedal Power for Children
/ December 1, 2016 0 COMMENTS

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, New Orleans Police Department and New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation donated 120 bicycles to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at ReNEW McDonogh City Park Academy. December 15, 2016. *** by Linda Landesberg Here is a great idea for your holiday gift purchasing: The donation of a bicycle for a…

Le Chien Chat Fundraiser
/ November 29, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Dear friends, We are having a special fundraiser to benefit Le Chien Chat rescue founded by our dear friend and neighbor Keane Colomb this Wednesday, November 30th The precious little lives saved, the constant love and care, including very costly medical care, given by this rescue year after year is simply amazing  Please join us tomorrow by having lunch or dinner…

Keeping Faubourg St. John Clean and Green
Keeping Faubourg St. John Clean and Green
/ November 29, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Neighbors Making A Difference by Craig Kraemer <img src=”/images/cache/cache_5/cache_5/cache_b/Unknown-1-acafcb55.jpeg?ver=1480350990&aspectratio=1″ alt=””> Robert Thompson is a neighborhood volunteer organizer. Thompson’s primary interest is in small public green spaces, an interest that many of his friends and neighbors share with the Faubourg St. John resident. Through social media, Thompson helps to facilitate neighborhood projects by spreading the word…

HISTORY AFFORDS US MANY INSTANCES OF THE RUIN OF STATES
HISTORY AFFORDS US MANY INSTANCES OF THE RUIN OF STATES
/ November 15, 2016 0 COMMENTS

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy.” ~Ben Franklin 1774 ***…