Residents Raise Questions About Uptown Streets Marked 'Private'

Feb 18, 2014


There has been a battle brewing over the fence on Newcomb Boulevard, which residents installed to block traffic from Freret Street. A group of residents and community associations responded with a lawsuit objecting to the gated closure of a public street.

An investigation by The Lens has uncovered several more Uptown streets marked “private” and closed to outsiders, but with no definitive proof of that status. They are some of the most exclusive addresses in the city.  

Lens Reporter Charles Maldonado talks with Jack Hopke about who owns these so-called private streets.