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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  …

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…

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…

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…