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MEETING HELD March 11, 2014
/ March 1, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Posted on Faubourg St. John on Facebook during the meeting. Review of Project Nola crime cameras by Algiers Neighborhood rep happening now at FSJNA’s quarterly meeting in the Black Gold room at the Fair Grounds. *** Awesome cookies and soft drinks, bottled water too provided by the Fair Grounds at the FSJNA meeting happening now…

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Inspiration Bayou
/ February 21, 2014 0 COMMENTS

photo by Charlie London This man, who did not want to be identified, was out enjoying today’s beautiful weather while gathering inspiration from the bayou. Camelias are blooming throughout the city. This shot was caught on Grand Route Saint John. photo by Charlie London This artist, who consented to having their photo taken but wished…

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Artist Paints Bucolic Scene
/ February 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS

photo by Charlie London This artist, who consented to having their photo taken but wished to remain anonymous, took advantage of the beautiful weather today to paint Faubourg St. John in a beautiful light.

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Levee Board Gets Bayou High
/ February 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS

photo and info by Charlie London Today, the Orleans Levee Board opened the main gate on Bayou St. John at Lake Ponchartrain.   This was done to raise the level of the bayou which was a few inches too low.    The gate stayed open a bit longer than it should have causing the level of the…

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Neighborhood Meeting Monday, February 10th
/ January 15, 2014 0 COMMENTS

New Orleans Councilmember Susan Guidry thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve for 4 more years as Councilperson for District A. *** Scott Evans of Mathes Brierre Architects presented plans for the new Deutsches Haus facility at 1700 Moss. The project is likely to be completed in 2016. *** FSJNA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING Monday, February…

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Volleyball Saturday
/ January 10, 2014 0 COMMENTS

by Peter Hickman Noon Tourney 1/11/14 Mid City Volleyball Group will run an adult speed tournament at noon this Saturday.  We’ll be at our usual place along Bayou St John across the street from the Mid-City post office.  This week will be a draw tournament with two divisions based on skill level.  The tourney will…

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The Esplanade at City Park
/ December 20, 2013 0 COMMENTS

by Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Esplanade at City Park, a landmark apartment building overlooking Bayou St. John, recently sold to a Florida investment firm for $53.5 million. Financing for the deal was announced this week by real estate finance group Walker & Dunlop, a national firm with a New Orleans office. Priderock…

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When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated.
/ December 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association General and Board Meetings Fair Grounds Black & Gold Room December 10, 2013  Councilwoman Susan Guidry was our first guest to speak.  She spoke of the Lafitte Greenway bids that were opened today and that the City Council moved an additional $1M to the project for lighting and other items. …

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Morning Has Broken
/ December 4, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Jimmy Fahrenholtz catches yet another stunning display of nature while out on his bicycle. article below by Michael Graham Richard Where bikes are like water to a fish Here’s another great short film by our friend Clarence Eckerson. He already blew my mind with his recent film on Groningen in the Netherlands, and now he’s…

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Historic Preservation Excellence
/ November 30, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Louisiana Landmarks Society Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation LLS announces the inaugural Louisiana Landmarks Society Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. These awards will honor projects completed in Orleans Parish (outside of the French Quarter) in 2012 or 2013 that represent outstanding examples of restoration or rehabilitation of historic buildings, as well as new…

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Lafitte Greenway Gazette
/ November 27, 2013 0 COMMENTS

  A Contractor for Christmas: Lafitte Greenway Timeline  By Sophie Harris, FOLC Program Director, sharris@folc-nola.org The city posted the Lafitte Greenway bid documents on November 7th. Contractors are preparing their bids for the December 10th bid opening date. If all goes well, the contractor will be selected in mid-December and start construction the last week of January, 2014. The public will have an opportunity to discuss the construction process with…

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Le Marche des Fetes
/ November 25, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association is a proud sponsor.   Le Marché des Fêtes is a unique holiday event benefiting the c. 1799 Creole colonial-style Pitot House on Bayou St. John, home of the Louisiana Landmarks Society. Visitors to the Marché are invited to visit with Papa Noël, shop for one-of-a-kind handmade art and…

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POLICE NAB BIKE THIEVES
/ November 22, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Just after 1pm on Wednesday, November 20th, 3 males stole a bicycle from my neighbors’ porch in the 1500 Block of Crete. Two of them acted as look-outs while the third went up the stairs & grabbed an unsecured bicycle off of the porch. My next-door neighbor has a man working on his house &…

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Big Trees on the Bayou
/ November 16, 2013 0 COMMENTS

photos by Charlie London. The items pictured below were found in the holes dug for the trees planted today. Restore The Bayou Canopy Tree Planting Ceremony Hosted by MotherShip Foundation ED TOUPS DONATES LARGE OAK TO BAYOU ST. JOHN http://www.itbusinessnet.com/article/Largest-Live-Oak-Ever-Donated-to-New-Orleans-to-Be-Planted-On-Bayou-St-John-2918547     See the big tree planting this Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m….