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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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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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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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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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News from the PRC

News from the PRC

What’s in This Issue: Stained Glass Tour:  Celebrating Local History First-Time Homebuyer Training:  November Historic House Specialist Seminar for Real Estate Agents Calling for Holiday Home Tour Volunteers Absolute Auction:  130+ Homes and Residential Lots Save the Dates for PRC’s Upcoming Events Stained Glass Tour:  Celebrating Local History Sunday, Nov. 2 · 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tour begins at Our Lady of Prompt Succor $16 for PRC members / $20 for non-members Advance ticket sales close at noon on Friday, Oct. 31. On the day of the … Read entire article »

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Light Emitting Diodes in Faubourg St. John

Light Emitting Diodes in Faubourg St. John

The first street lights with light emitting diodes appeared in Faubourg St. John about two years ago. This past week many more were installed in the area in and around the 3200 block of Esplanade and the businesses along Ponce de Leon. These brighter, whiter lights are significantly better and last longer. Faubourg St. John has received excellent response from the City on a number of issues including street lighting.  While there are always those who … Read entire article »

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Awesome Real Estate Deal

Awesome Real Estate Deal

from Finding Florida by T.D. Allman. Spain was the owner of the vast Louisiana territory in 1800, but then the Spanish king traded it to Napoleon in exchange for a small kingdom in Italy for his kinsman, the Duke of Parma. At first, Napoleon had visions of using it to restore France’s empire in the Americas, but then quickly decided to sell it: he needed the cash and his possessions in the New World were … Read entire article »

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Water Wise

Water Wise

You are invited to a Neighborhood Water Wise workshop! This workshop is free and open to the public. Water Wise NOLA — a group of water professionals and concerned citizens promoting simple solutions to the problem of localized flooding. How we manage rainwater on our property affects city drainage on a larger scale.  It is the collective impact that can either worsen or improve drainage issues for our streets and our neighborhoods.   Improving drainage begins with … Read entire article »

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2015 FSJNA Executive and Advisory Boards Proposed

Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association Executive Board – 2015 Steve Mardon Officer-President Jim Danner Officer-Vice President Matt Amoss Officer-Treasurer Nancy Shepard Officer-Secretary Caulfield, Erich Executive Board Cohn, Michael Executive Board Fahrenholtz, Jimmy Executive Board Jeanfreau, Greg Executive Board Landesberg, Linda Executive Board Levine, Seth Executive Board London, Brenda Executive Board London, Charlie Executive Board Martin, Gloria Executive Board Ramaiah, Pushpa Executive Board Seydel, Rocky Executive Board Stogner, Sarah Executive Board Tully, Kerry Executive Board *** Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association Advisory Board 2015 Abadie, Conrad Accorsi, Suzanne Cahn, Richard Favre, Anthony Gray, Katie Jeanfreau, Winter Lewis, Tommy Morgan, Thea Pearce, Mike Reinhardt, Beth Scott, Cynthia Wozniak, Bobby Young, Joan Ellen … Read entire article »

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Friends of Lafitte Corridor Gets Executive Director

Friends of Lafitte Corridor Gets Executive Director

FRIENDS OF LAFITTE CORRIDOR HIRES FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) is delighted to announce the hiring of Sophie Harris as its first Executive Director. Sophie joined Friends of Lafitte Corridor as a board member and subsequently as FOLC’s Program Director in 2012, working to build FOLC’s capacity and communications during a pivotal time for the Lafitte Greenway project, as it neared the start of construction. Sophie brings professional experience in community development, … Read entire article »

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Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

 How a Dutch neighborhood pioneered an innovation now sweeping the globe  TRAFFIC CALMING HAS SWEPT THE WORLD over the past 20 years. It’s based on the rather simple idea that cars and trucks don’t have exclusive ownership of our streets. Streets are shared public space also belonging to people on foot and bicycles, in baby strollers and wheelchairs. Reminding motorists of this fact, traffic calming uses design features such as narrowing roads or elevating crosswalks to … Read entire article »

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Drive-In Movie

Drive-In Movie

Do you long for the days when you could just drive your vehicle up to a large screen to see a movie? Longing for the days when you went to the Drive-In for things other than the movie? Well, wish for days gone by no more! This Saturday at 7 pm, enjoy a real drive-in movie on the roof of the ReFresh Project at 300 N Broad. As a part of the New Orleans Film Society’s Moonlight … Read entire article »

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