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PIKACHU IN THE PARK

Posted in Featured, HISTORY, More Great Posts! with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2016 by katrinafilm

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The character Pikachu was seen in Fortier Park this morning.
A character of a different kind was seen sleeping nearby.

pokemon-parkPIKACHU IN THE PARK!

Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ?) are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation. The Pikachu design was conceived by Atsuko Nishida and finalized by Ken Sugimori. Pikachu first appeared in Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, and later in the first internationally released Pokémon video games, Pokémon Red and Blue, for the original Game Boy.

Like other species of Pokémon, Pikachu are often captured and groomed by humans to fight other Pokémon for sport. Pikachu are one of the most well-known varieties of Pokémon, largely because a Pikachu is a central character in the Pokémon anime series. Pikachu is regarded as a major character of the Pokémon franchise as well as its mascot, and has become an icon of Japanese pop culture in recent years.

courtesy Wikipedia

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NATIONAL LAZY DAY

Today there will not be much information regarding this annually celebrated holiday as we do not feel like doing any research. Actually, we do not feel like doing anything at all.  So we are in our hammocks with a couple of good books and glasses of lemonade and iced tea.  Yes, it is National Lazy Day, and we choose to be lazy rather than tell you that this holiday is observed each year on August 10th.

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WHAT IS POKEMON GO?

by John Davison at rollingstone.com

This weekend, you might have noticed some people – more people that usual – wandering around staring at their phones. To the untrained eye, it might have just looked like more tourists than usual were descending on your town, trying to follow a digital map to their next location. But those playing Pokémon Go could tell what was going on. Since its initial rollout on July 6th, the app already has more Android installs than Tinder, and will soon have more daily mobile users than Twitter. It’s already caused some skateboard spills, led a girl to find a dead body, and some not-so-clever teens allegedly even used it to lure in victims to rob. But WTF is it?

Developer of hottest mobile game ever is scrambling to deal with its popularity

Technically, it’s a free-to-play, location-based, augmented reality, multiplayer online mobile game that also supports its own custom wearable tech. Huh?
It’s still a Pokémon game, and has roughly the same principles as every other Pokémon from the past 20 years. You look for the critters, catch them, train them and battle with them. What’s different here is that it uses the real world to inform your game experience. The game uses your phone’s GPS sensors to track where you are, and makes use of a stylized Google map as the primary game board. Your character moves in the game as you walk around in real life, and events and objects – known as PokéStops – are associated with specific locations in the physical world. In order to interact with them, you need to actually walk to a particular place, like, in the real world. You can look at the game world through your phone’s display, which serves as a viewfinder that mixes reality with game objects. Hence the term “augmented reality.”

How does that actually play out?
For starters, Pokémon Go comes with no instruction manual, so you’ll have to rely on your intuition (or Google) to figure out just how to catch ’em all. The Pokémon will show up at random, but you will not have to compete with any other players for them. You may also notice certain Pokémon cluster in certain spots – for example, fire Pokémon tend to be found near gas stations, grass Pokémon in parks, and ghost Pokémon after dark. (Though law enforcement recommends that you stick to daylight hours.) The more Pokémon you catch, the more points you score as a trainer. You also score points when you rack up free items at Pokéstops, or when you evolve your Pokémon. Once you’ve accumulated enough experience points to reach Level 5, you can train your Pokémon at the nearest Gym, marked by a wacky-looking laser tower in your map. The Gym will usually be found near a local landmark. Where most people see a pack of weirdos circling a statue and thumbing at their phones, you will see a path to glory.

You mentioned wearable tech?
Walking around all day staring down at your phone may be something you’re used to doing anyway, but it’s not necessarily the safest option if you’re walking around a busy city. Don’t worry, though, your phone will vibrate whenever there is a Pokémon near you, so you won’t miss anything important. If you want to wear something that looks like a kid’s Pokéball watch, there will be an official Pokémon Go Plus wearable released any day now, which is a $35 wrist device that pairs with your phone via Bluetooth, buzzes when you’re near a Pokémon and lets you catch them with the push of a button.

How did all this get started?
The idea for the game was conceived in 2013 by the late Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo, and Tsunekazu Ishihara of the Pokémon Company as an April Fools’ Day collaboration with Google called the Pokémon Challenge. Revealed with a slick trailer on YouTube (which has since been viewed over 17 million times), the “joke” launched a fake competition to find 150 Pokémon hidden in real world locations. The trailer showed participants holding up their phones to reveal the creatures through the device’s camera. Little did we know at the time that this would be the premise for the real game launched three years later.

How did it get so huge, so fast?
The game was originally supposed to be rolled out around the world starting in Australia on July 6th, and then it would launch in North America, before moving west to Europe and finally Asia. Things didn’t quite go according to plan though. By the time the game was turned on in North America, demand was so high that it made the game’s servers grind to a halt causing all kinds of problems. The game debuted at Number One on both iPhone and Android, and there were so many people trying to play it that the system struggled. Lots of players found that they couldn’t log in, or if they did, the game would freeze and crash. As a result, the global rollout was paused while things were fixed, which is on set for this week.

Residential Parking Permit

Posted in Featured, HISTORY with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2016 by katrinafilm

A Residential Parking Permit is required to park on certain streets during specific or very busy times in the City of New Orleans.

http://www.nola.gov/onestop/residential/residential-parking-permit/

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To establish a Residential Parking Permit zone:

A letter from the Neighborhood Association must be sent to:
PARKING DIVISION | RPP OFFICE | 1300 Perdido Street Rm 2W89 | New Orleans, LA 70112

This correspondence should verify the need of area residents for RPP in conjunction with the current Code of the City of New Orleans relative to Residential Parking.

A meeting must be held with the Executive Board of the organization and representatives from the RPP office. At this meeting a review of the ordinance, the process and policies will be provided by RPP office.

A public forum must be scheduled by the Neighborhood Association. Information on the place and date should be coordinated with the RPP office.

The RPP office will publish a notice in the newspaper. Flyers will be provided to the Neighborhood Association for distribution to area residents.

A full report must be prepared by members of the Neighborhood Association for presentation to the City Council. (The RPP office will advise the association which data must be included in this report.)

The forum will be conducted by RPP staff and officers of the Neighborhood Association.
A report of recommendations will be submitted to the City Council. This report will include parking survey data and other activities related to RPP in the specific neighborhood.
The City Council will review the report and take appropriate action to approve or disapprove.
If approved by the City Council, petitions from residents must be submitted to the RPP office. A majority of households on the block must sign the petition for that block to have RPP signs installed. Each side of the block is petitioned separately. If the block is 51% or more commercial, signs will not be installed on that block.

Signs (with 2 hr. restrictions) will be installed block by block if the majority of residents on a block have signed the petition.

Courtesy tickets will be issued for several days prior to enforcement.

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message below from Cheryn Robles, Community Outreach Manager of the Department of Public Works

“We would expect about 85 percent of the property owners/residents to agree that they no longer wish to participate in the program to eliminate it from the block. If you were establishing a zone we would expect about 95 percent to agree.

Sample text is below and you should also provide the name, address, phone number and email address for the signer when you submit the petition.

The undersigned residents of the ___ hundred block of ____ St. petition the Department of Public Works, the Mayor and City Council to (designate or eliminate) this block from Zone __ of the City f New Orleans, Residential Permit Parking program.”

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Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

JAZZ FEST PARKING SECRET IN THE LINK BELOW:
http://fsjna.org/2013/04/park-at-the-haus-for-jazz-fest/

The Jazz Fest Neighborhood Action Telephone Line is set up each year to allow communication between residents and the Jazz Fest.The line is used to report NON EMERGENCY matters only such as blocked driveways and streets, reports of illegal vending, trash, neighborhood access issues, traffic, and taxi problems, etc. The number is 504 942 7799.

The NAT Line (Neighborhood Action Telephone Line) that is activated the day before Jazz Fest is: 942-7799. You use this number for Jazz Fest nuisance related issues. Put this # in your cell phone! You call 911 for police emergencies and crime related events. For non-emergency police events call 821-2222.

photos by Charlie London

When parking around the Fair Grounds during Jazz Fest, please note that the City of New Orleans has a fleet of tow trucks in various sizes for your inconvenience should you decide to ignore basic parking rules.
The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.

Information below is from the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS website: http://nola.gov/

PARKING ENFORCEMENT REMINDERS:

The Fair Grounds Race Course is located in a residential part of the city offering restricted parking in surrounding neighborhoods. Festival-goers that are driving to the Fairgrounds are encouraged to park in downtown long term lots and use public transportation.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs, in the residential neighborhoods adjacent to the Fairgrounds. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

In addition, existing businesses will be allowed to sell their products on their property, both inside and outside of their business contingent upon not blocking public right of way. However, the City will aggressively enforce the rules against transient vendors (carts, trucks, etc.) from improperly selling their products within the festival’s “clean zone.”

The Department of Public Works is issuing citations for the following safety violations:

•Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant: $20
•Parking in a fire lane: $20
•Parking on the median: $75
•Parking on the sidewalk: $20
•Parking in the travel portion of the roadway: $20
•Parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk or intersection: $20
Vehicles may be towed for all of the above violations; the tow fee is $156.

Citations can be paid and vehicles retrieved at 400 N. Claiborne Ave. from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Payments can also be mailed to:
Violations Bureau | P.O. Box 52828 | New Orleans, LA | 70152

Citations can be contested by mail. Instructions are listed on the back of the ticket.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8000. The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.

Jazz Fest Parking

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2015 by katrinafilm

Safe, secure, hassle-free parking for Jazz Fest at 1700 Moss Street in New Orleans.

Safe, secure, hassle-free parking for Jazz Fest at 1700 Moss Street in New Orleans.


It’s here and many folks are excited about the fun and frivolity we know as Jazz Fest.

Lots of neighbors love to have guests join them at their home for each day of Jazz Fest. It’s a fun way to get together and walk over to Jazz Fest as a group. The big negative? …where to put the cars the guests bring.

Why not stop the hassle and aggravation of figuring out where to put all those cars and help out a fellow 501c3 organization at the same time?

The Deutsches Haus will be offering safe, secure, hassle-free parking at 1700 Moss and it’s a short walk to Jazz Fest. You can even reserve your parking space in advance! Check out the details in the link below.

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Enjoy Jazz  Fest and help the Deutsches Haus.  Deutsches Haus is offering parking for Jazzfest at  1700 Moss Street
Dates:
FridaySunday, April 24-26
ThursdaySunday, April 30, May 1-3
Times:
10:00am – till 1 hour after close of Jazzfest
Cost: $15 – $30
Reserve your parking space here.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

JAZZ FEST PARKING SECRET IN THE LINK BELOW:
http://fsjna.org/2013/04/park-at-the-haus-for-jazz-fest/

The Jazz Fest Neighborhood Action Telephone Line is set up each year to allow communication between residents and the Jazz Fest.The line is used to report NON EMERGENCY matters only such as blocked driveways and streets, reports of illegal vending, trash, neighborhood access issues, traffic, and taxi problems, etc. The number is 504 942 7799.

The NAT Line (Neighborhood Action Telephone Line) that is activated the day before Jazz Fest is: 942-7799. You use this number for Jazz Fest nuisance related issues. Put this # in your cell phone! You call 911 for police emergencies and crime related events. For non-emergency police events call 821-2222.

photos by Charlie London

When parking around the Fair Grounds during Jazz Fest, please note that the City of New Orleans has a fleet of tow trucks in various sizes for your inconvenience should you decide to ignore basic parking rules.
The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.


Information below is from the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS website: http://nola.gov/

PARKING ENFORCEMENT REMINDERS:

The Fair Grounds Race Course is located in a residential part of the city offering restricted parking in surrounding neighborhoods. Festival-goers that are driving to the Fairgrounds are encouraged to park in downtown long term lots and use public transportation.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs, in the residential neighborhoods adjacent to the Fairgrounds. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

In addition, existing businesses will be allowed to sell their products on their property, both inside and outside of their business contingent upon not blocking public right of way. However, the City will aggressively enforce the rules against transient vendors (carts, trucks, etc.) from improperly selling their products within the festival’s “clean zone.”

The Department of Public Works is issuing citations for the following safety violations:

•Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant: $20
•Parking in a fire lane: $20
•Parking on the median: $75
•Parking on the sidewalk: $20
•Parking in the travel portion of the roadway: $20
•Parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk or intersection: $20
Vehicles may be towed for all of the above violations; the tow fee is $156.

Citations can be paid and vehicles retrieved at 400 N. Claiborne Ave. from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Payments can also be mailed to:
Violations Bureau | P.O. Box 52828 | New Orleans, LA | 70152

Citations can be contested by mail. Instructions are listed on the back of the ticket.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8000. The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.

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Park at 1700 Moss just off Esplanade.
Short walk to Jazz Fest.

Parking hours 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

30 dollars per car.

Sorry, no in and out.

Jazz Fest Parking

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2015 by katrinafilm

Safe, secure, hassle-free parking for Jazz Fest at 1700 Moss Street in New Orleans.

Safe, secure, hassle-free parking for Jazz Fest at 1700 Moss Street in New Orleans.


It’s just one week away and many folks are already getting excited about the upcoming fun and frivolity we know as Jazz Fest.

Lots of neighbors love to have guests join them at their home for each day of Jazz Fest. It’s a fun way to get together and walk over to Jazz Fest as a group. The big negative? …where to put the cars the guests bring.

Why not stop the hassle and aggravation of figuring out where to put all those cars and help out a fellow 501c3 organization at the same time?

The Deutsches Haus will be offering safe, secure, hassle-free parking at 1700 Moss and it’s a short walk to Jazz Fest. You can even reserve your parking space in advance! Check out the details in the link below.

deutches-haus-parking1
Enjoy Jazz  Fest and help the Deutsches Haus.  Deutsches Haus is offering parking for Jazzfest at  1700 Moss Street
Dates:
FridaySunday, April 24-26
ThursdaySunday, April 30, May 1-3
Times:
10:00am – till 1 hour after close of Jazzfest
Cost: $15 – $30
Reserve your parking space here.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

JAZZ FEST PARKING SECRET IN THE LINK BELOW:
http://fsjna.org/2013/04/park-at-the-haus-for-jazz-fest/

The Jazz Fest Neighborhood Action Telephone Line is set up each year to allow communication between residents and the Jazz Fest.The line is used to report NON EMERGENCY matters only such as blocked driveways and streets, reports of illegal vending, trash, neighborhood access issues, traffic, and taxi problems, etc. The number is 504 942 7799.

The NAT Line (Neighborhood Action Telephone Line) that is activated the day before Jazz Fest is: 942-7799. You use this number for Jazz Fest nuisance related issues. Put this # in your cell phone! You call 911 for police emergencies and crime related events. For non-emergency police events call 821-2222.

photos by Charlie London

When parking around the Fair Grounds during Jazz Fest, please note that the City of New Orleans has a fleet of tow trucks in various sizes for your inconvenience should you decide to ignore basic parking rules.
The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.


Information below is from the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS website: http://nola.gov/

PARKING ENFORCEMENT REMINDERS:

The Fair Grounds Race Course is located in a residential part of the city offering restricted parking in surrounding neighborhoods. Festival-goers that are driving to the Fairgrounds are encouraged to park in downtown long term lots and use public transportation.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs, in the residential neighborhoods adjacent to the Fairgrounds. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

In addition, existing businesses will be allowed to sell their products on their property, both inside and outside of their business contingent upon not blocking public right of way. However, the City will aggressively enforce the rules against transient vendors (carts, trucks, etc.) from improperly selling their products within the festival’s “clean zone.”

The Department of Public Works is issuing citations for the following safety violations:

•Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant: $20
•Parking in a fire lane: $20
•Parking on the median: $75
•Parking on the sidewalk: $20
•Parking in the travel portion of the roadway: $20
•Parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk or intersection: $20
Vehicles may be towed for all of the above violations; the tow fee is $156.

Citations can be paid and vehicles retrieved at 400 N. Claiborne Ave. from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Payments can also be mailed to:
Violations Bureau | P.O. Box 52828 | New Orleans, LA | 70152

Citations can be contested by mail. Instructions are listed on the back of the ticket.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8000. The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.

parkatdahaus1

 

Park at 1700 Moss just off Esplanade.
Short walk to Jazz Fest.

Parking hours 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

30 dollars per car.

Sorry, no in and out.

Jazz Fest Parking

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , on April 11, 2015 by katrinafilm

Safe, secure, hassle-free parking for Jazz Fest at 1700 Moss Street in New Orleans.

Safe, secure, hassle-free parking for Jazz Fest at 1700 Moss Street in New Orleans.


It’s just a couple of weeks away and many folks are already getting excited about the upcoming fun and frivolity we know as Jazz Fest.

Lots of neighbors love to have guests join them at their home for each day of Jazz Fest. It’s a fun way to get together and walk over to Jazz Fest as a group. The big negative? …where to put the cars the guests bring.

Why not stop the hassle and aggravation of figuring out where to put all those cars and help out a fellow 501c3 organization at the same time?

The Deutches Haus will be offering safe, secure, hassle-free parking at 1700 Moss and it’s a short walk to Jazz Fest. You can even reserve your parking space in advance! Check out the details in the link below.

deutches-haus-parking1
Enjoy Jazz  Fest and help the Deutsches Haus.  Deutsches Haus is offering parking for Jazzfest at  1700 Moss Street
Dates:
FridaySunday, April 24-26
ThursdaySunday, April 30, May 1-3
Times:
10:00am – till 1 hour after close of Jazzfest
Cost: $15 – $30
Reserve your parking space here.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

JAZZ FEST PARKING SECRET IN THE LINK BELOW:
http://fsjna.org/2013/04/park-at-the-haus-for-jazz-fest/

The Jazz Fest Neighborhood Action Telephone Line is set up each year to allow communication between residents and the Jazz Fest.The line is used to report NON EMERGENCY matters only such as blocked driveways and streets, reports of illegal vending, trash, neighborhood access issues, traffic, and taxi problems, etc. The number is 504 942 7799.

The NAT Line (Neighborhood Action Telephone Line) that is activated the day before Jazz Fest is: 942-7799. You use this number for Jazz Fest nuisance related issues. Put this # in your cell phone! You call 911 for police emergencies and crime related events. For non-emergency police events call 821-2222.

photos by Charlie London

When parking around the Fair Grounds during Jazz Fest, please note that the City of New Orleans has a fleet of tow trucks in various sizes for your inconvenience should you decide to ignore basic parking rules.
The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.


Information below is from the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS website: http://nola.gov/

PARKING ENFORCEMENT REMINDERS:

The Fair Grounds Race Course is located in a residential part of the city offering restricted parking in surrounding neighborhoods. Festival-goers that are driving to the Fairgrounds are encouraged to park in downtown long term lots and use public transportation.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs, in the residential neighborhoods adjacent to the Fairgrounds. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

In addition, existing businesses will be allowed to sell their products on their property, both inside and outside of their business contingent upon not blocking public right of way. However, the City will aggressively enforce the rules against transient vendors (carts, trucks, etc.) from improperly selling their products within the festival’s “clean zone.”

The Department of Public Works is issuing citations for the following safety violations:

•Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant: $20
•Parking in a fire lane: $20
•Parking on the median: $75
•Parking on the sidewalk: $20
•Parking in the travel portion of the roadway: $20
•Parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk or intersection: $20
Vehicles may be towed for all of the above violations; the tow fee is $156.

Citations can be paid and vehicles retrieved at 400 N. Claiborne Ave. from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Payments can also be mailed to:
Violations Bureau | P.O. Box 52828 | New Orleans, LA | 70152

Citations can be contested by mail. Instructions are listed on the back of the ticket.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8000. The city towing hotline is (504) 658-8002.

parkatdahaus1

 

Park at 1700 Moss just off Esplanade.
Short walk to Jazz Fest.

Parking hours 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

30 dollars per car.

Sorry, no in and out.

Lafitte Greenway Update

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , on March 2, 2015 by katrinafilm

The Final Stretch: Greenway Construction News

Tree-planting began on the Lafitte Greenway this month. The City’s construction contractor has started work on the final stretch of the Greenway from N Alexander Street to Carrollton Avenue. Construction is approximately 80 percent complete and on track to open this spring. Read the full DPW update.

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Lafitte Greenway at Carrollton Avenue


Great American Clean-Up: Lafitte Corridor

Friends of Lafitte Corridor and NOLA Trash Mob are hosting a Great American Cleanup of the neighborhoods surrounding the Lafitte Greenway. Join us for coffee and pastries, and a great cleanup of the Corridor.

Over the past two years, NOLA Trash Mob, an all-volunteer litter-fighting group, has picked up over 9 tons of trash from New Orleans streets on weekly mobs.

When: Sunday, March 8th
(Sunday date chosen to accommodate 30 University of Georgia students that are generously spending their spring break volunteering in New Orleans)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Coffee & Pastries provided by Mid-City Market

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Trash Mob: Head out in groups to clean up the Corridor

Where: Jeff Davis Parkway & Lafitte Street (501 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy)

RSVP for the Facebook event, and invite your friends!

Greenway Art: Water Challenge Civic Design Pitch Competition
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Help select the first public art installation on the Lafitte Greenway by attending the Water Challenge Art Pitch. In January, Arts Council New Orleans and Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation issued a call to artists to propose designs for a $25,000 art installation for the Lafitte Greenway at Jefferson Davis Parkway on the theme of living with water.

The three finalists–Jennifer Blanchard (Contraflow), Michel Varisco (Turning), and Amy Stelly & Darryl Reeves (Drop in the Bowl)—will pitch their pieces to the public during the 2015 Water Challenge. The winner will be selected by audience vote. Attend the live arts pitch on March 23rd to help select the Greenway’s first public art installation!

What: Public Art Pitch for Water-Themed Lafitte Greenway Art Installation

When: Monday, March 23, 10:15AM – 12:00PM

Where: The Chicory (610 S Peters St)

For more information, visit Arts Council New Orleans.

Jefferson Davis Bike Trail Sees Improvements

Biking the Jefferson Davis bike path just got better! This February, the City spent $110,000 on improvements and repairs to the Jefferson Davis Bike Path including replacing broken concrete panels, installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps, and re-leveling uneven ground adjacent to the path.

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Line58_2.pngLine 58 Gives Back

Every year, Line 58, a local branding and web design firm gives away a year’s supply of branding, strategy, and design to one lucky nonprofit in the New Orleans region. FOLC is grateful to have been selected as the 2015 recipient. Thank you Line58!


Spurring Development

As the Lafitte Greenway nears completion, it is spurring investment in the surrounding neighborhoods. Here are a sampling of development projects underway or proposed for the Lafitte Corridor.

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Broad Street Movie Theater Building

Broad Street Movie Theatre to Open this Summer

Get ready movie lovers. A new four-screen movie theatre is opening in the Lafitte Corridor this summer. In January, City Council unanimously approved plans for a movie theater at 636 N Broad one short block from the Lafitte Greenway. This 12,400 square foot, 90-year old building was formerly a charitable bingo hall, a plumbing supply store, and an auto shop. The movie theatre will focus on art house and local films.

The Broad Street Theatre joins a list of theaters that call the Lafitte Corridor home, including the Carver, Mid-City, and Mahalia Jackson. It adds to the growing revitalization of the Broad St. and the Greenway intersection, spurred by the new ReFresh and Whole Foods.

Tulane Laundry Building

Green Coast Enterprises hopes to renovate the Tulane Laundry building, located at 2606 St. Louis Street into a local brewery, tap room, restaurant, and office space. This 32,000 square foot historic building has sat vacant across the street from the Lafitte Greenway at N. Dorgenois since 2005. Urban South Brewery would serve as the building’s anchor and the newest addition to Louisiana’s blossoming craft beer industry. For more information, see the NOLA.com article.

Faubourg Lafitte Senior Building

On February 25, the Housing Authority of New Orleans and partners Providence Community Housing and Enterprise Community Partners broke ground on a new 100-unit senior-only apartment building, the latest addition to the Faubourg Lafitte community. This 96,000 square foot building is located one block from the Lafitte Greenway at N Galvez Street and Orleans Avenue. It is a $22 million project that will provide affordable housing to New Orleans seniors.

Better + Boulder

Local company Better + Boulder, LLC, has a vision to transform 8 acres of former industrial property along the Lafitte Greenway between Jefferson Davis Parkway and N Scott Street into a $100 million mixed-use complex. They have created an ambitious development plan for the property, which they currently have under contract. The 374,000 square foot complex would feature a fitness center with squash courts and a climbing gym, a 120-room boutique hotel, 300 residential units, office space, a spa, restaurants and cafés, demonstration kitchens, active lifestyle boutiques, a theater, and a business and startup incubation center. For more on this proposal, see the Biz article.

Get Some Holiday Cheer in City Park Tonight

Posted in Featured with tags , , , on November 22, 2014 by katrinafilm

Celebration in the Oaks: Jingle Bells & Beer

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

beerEnjoy City Park’s inaugural holiday event created just for young adults – and those young at heart!   Craft beers (and wine too) will be available throughout the amusement park, and “munchies” will be provided from local food vendors.

Guests can ride on all the rides within City Park’s amusement park, under the beautiful lights of Celebration in the Oaks.  Click here to view all the rides available at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Dancing to live music from local bands Gravy and Naughty Professor will make your bells jingle!
Admission includes:
* Unlimited rides at the amusement park, including the miniature train and carousel.
* Unlimited beer, soft drinks and water from a variety of local distributors
* Unlimited food for all guests, provided by local restaurants, grocery stores and vendors.
The event is from 7pm to 10pm. This party requires casual attire (as opposed to the Preview Party where cocktail attire is necessary).
$35 for Friends of City Park members
$40 general public (in advance)
$45 general public (day of event)

Jingle Bells & Beer will be so much good fun you’ll land on Santa’s Naughty List!

Please click here to purchase tickets.

Please use the following hashtags at the event: #JingleBellsBeer, #CITO2014, #iheartcitypark

– See more at: http://neworleanscitypark.com/calendar#sthash.3KiO9Roy.dpuf