Nina Feldman en City Council Votes To Strengthen Enforcement Of Short-Term Rental Law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday the New Orleans City Council voted to change the definition of transient vacation rentals. Proponents say the change will make it easier to enforce the existing laws that prohibit short-term vacation rentals.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:51:04 +0000 Nina Feldman 64266 at Photos From The Fairgrounds: Jazz Fest, Day 2 <p>Photos from the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell. Saturday, April 26, 2014.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:14:27 +0000 Nina Feldman 59514 at Photos From The Opening Day Of Jazz Fest 2014 <p>Photos from the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:56:58 +0000 Nina Feldman 59473 at Combined Landry-Walker High School Marching Into Mardi Gras <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In August of last year, O. Perry Walker and L.B. Landry High Schools combined to form one larger school in a state-of-the-art facility.</span></p><p class="p1">The merger of the two Algiers high schools, now called <a href="" target="_blank">L.B. Landry–O.P. Walker College and Career Preparatory High School</a>, was controversial&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">among residents and alumni: public debate raged over everything from student uniforms to the school's official name.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:07:03 +0000 Nina Feldman 54868 at Weekly LaSalle Market Bringing Business Back To Central City <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood was once a stronghold of rich cultural traditions and bustling local businesses. While the arts remain vibrant within this tight community, the area has suffered economically over the past decades.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Nina Feldman 49229 at Cornerstone Bus Project Keeps Families Connected To Angola Inmates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend, over 30 cyclists from the New Orleans area will embark on a three-day bike ride to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The third annual “</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">NOLA to Angola</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” ride raises money for the Cornerstone Bus Project, a faith-based initiative that offers free transportation for families visiting their loved ones in prison.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:26:26 +0000 Nina Feldman 46178 at Putting The Pedal To The Metal: New Orleans' Bicycling Infrastructure Is Expanding <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No matter what neighborhood you live in, chances are you’ve been confronted with one thing this summer — and that’s construction. As roads from the Lakefront to the </span>Riverbend<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> get smoothed over, city officials are taking the opportunity to ensure that the new roads are better not only for drivers, but also for cyclists.</span></p><p>Lalo Flores, a Mid-City resident and avid bicyclist, is impressed by the repairs to Esplanade Ave.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Nina Feldman 43372 at Club Whatever Puts The Party On Wheels <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You may have seen it before: a behemoth of a vehicle, rolling at a snail’s pass up Canal Street blasting speaker smashing beats. Its violet exterior shields its </span>partiers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the outside world — all that can be seen of them are their arms, flailing wildly from every open window. And then there is the noise: a penetrating boom that reverberates off the surrounding buildings, shakes the bus and compels riders and bystanders alike to bounce up and down.</span></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:59:12 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson & Nina Feldman 35210 at The Hosts Of The Party: Bayou St. John Responds To The Jazz Fest Takeover <p></p><p><em>The people of Bayou St. John tell of merriment and traffic as <a href="" target="_blank">the festival</a> descends on their neighborhood.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In shady Bayou St. John, the neighbors really know each other. &nbsp;The same crew assembles each morning at the <a href="" target="_blank">local coffee house</a> to read the paper and debate its assertions; another crowd convenes at the various watering holes each evening.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s one of the great things about this neighborhood,” says Fortin St. resident Jonas Bishop. “The fact that I know everyone on my block… It’s definitely a community-centric area that you don’t find a lot of places.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Delanie Manuel, server at <a href="" target="_blank">Liuzza’s by the Track</a> and Jonas’ neighbor, agrees. “I thought I’d be a Quarter Rat forever,” she admits. “But no, I love it here.”</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:23:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson & Nina Feldman 34242 at NOLA Gives you Wings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While New Orleans is famous for an exhaustive list of culinary delights, a group of adventurous </span>foodies<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wonders why chicken wings, the classic game-day favorites, don't often make the cut.</span></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson & Nina Feldman 32637 at