bywater

The St. Claude Street Bridge raises as a barge passes beneath it.
Thomas Walsh / WWNO

Southeastern Louisiana relies on federal funds to keep it a viable place to live. That means constant construction; roads, levees, and the latest project, a $951 million dollar plan to widen the Industrial Canal. The Army Corps of Engineers has reached out to the surrounding communities for input and the proposal is wildly unpopular. The Listening Post wanted to hear both sides of the debate. 

The Listening Post asked:

1) What kind of input should communities have on federal projects like these?

Ian McNulty

After two years, the cooking at Maurepas Foods remains as eclectic and unorthodox as ever, and with the Louisiana winter settling in its minutely seasonal menu is at its most lush.

April Siese

 

The New Orleans Fire Department battled an early morning five-alarm fire in the city's Bywater neighborhood.

There were reports of damage to at least two homes and two warehouses in the area. No injuries were reported.

The fire was reported around 1 a.m. It was under control by 3 a.m., but firefighters stayed on the scene through the morning to battle hot spots.

Ian McNulty

If New Orleans was not specifically pining for a modern coastal Italian dining experience in a refurbished industrial space at the border of the Marigny and Bywater, well, you wouldn't know it by the scene at Mariza on any given night.

It’s a party 9th Ward style, beginning with a parade in one of the city’s most creative areas. We go Inside the Arts, as Bywater residents welcome new housing for artists with a grand celebration.

Ian McNulty

New restaurants and cafes are opening at a furious pace throughout the Bywater, as if the long-time complaint that the neighborhood needed more food options finally fell on all the right ears all at once. One apt example is the new restaurant called Maurepas Foods.

Eileen Fleming

New Orleans officials kicked off a renovation project to return the St. Roch Market into commerce. The historic building is considered an essential anchor to improve the neighborhood.