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1st Annual Always for Pleasure Festival

1st Annual Always for Pleasure Festival

by Charlie London The 1st Annual Always for Pleasure Festival The Fake Wedding Pt. III held on the Magnolia Bridge over Bayou St. John was the main event of the weekend. Susan Sakash and Casey Coleman expressed their undying love for one another by marrying everyone who attended. The Fake Wedding was immediately followed by a second line with Wits End Brass Band, truck karaoke parade, shocking revelations, delicious beer, new friends, and many surprises. … Read entire article »

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Special Tour: 19th Century Mourning & Interment Customs

Special Tour: 19th Century Mourning & Interment Customs

Special Tour: 19th Century Mourning & Interment Customs The Louisiana Landmarks Society and Save Our Cemeteries have partnered to present a special tour on “19th Century Mourning and Interment Customs.” The tour will showcase both the historic Pitot House museum and St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Tour groups will meet at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John at 1:30 pm and walk to the historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. After a visit to the … Read entire article »

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The Desmare Playground Project

The Desmare Playground Project

RAISING FUNDS FOR DESMARE PLAYGROUND In Faubourg St. John, we are always thinking of our neighborhood’s open spaces. From the Bayou to our bridges to the beautiful small parks that connect us, we proudly take a pro-active response to ownership and maintenance of these spaces. We again want to move forward and be responsive to the needs of our neighborhood and our growing population of young families; we have Desmare Playground at 3456 Esplanade in our … Read entire article »

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FM for Better Sound

FM for Better Sound

When I was a little kid, half a century ago, I distinctly remember the promo that played over and over on FM radio… “FM for better sound… FM for better sound”. You see 50 years ago, before the internet and 1000 songs in the palm of your hand, radio was where you listened to great music. FM was the “better dressed” guy and he wanted everyone to know about it. Faubourg St. John will be getting … Read entire article »

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Skateboarders are People too

Skateboarders are People too

The Mississippi Grind Street Course is installed and open! The construction fencing around the Mississippi Grind came down today, marking a giant step for skateboarding in New Orleans — much thanks to Red Bull, Spohn Ranch Skateparks, Action Park Alliance, skaters who pitched design ideas, and everyone at City Hall who helped make this happen! We are stoked to see so many new faces at the park. Students, professors, and volunteers with Tulane City Center are almost … Read entire article »

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2552 St. Philip to Get an Inn with Neighbors

2552 St. Philip to Get an Inn with Neighbors

Nearly everyone who spoke before the City Planning Commission this week about the proposal to convert the century-old New Orleans Police station at 2552 St. Philip Street into a bed-and-breakfast was in favor of it — including the neighbors, the commissioners and even the city staffers who said it was impossible. Only the language of the city’s land use bureaucracy stood in the way, an obstacle that proved insurmountable Oct. 28. After the City Planning Commission … 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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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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