french quarter

Nola Life Stories
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

JoAnn Clevenger, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The French Quarter

JoAnn Clevenger grew up in a strong Baptist community in northern Louisiana and eventually found her way to New Orleans. She worries that without a central place to call their own, the bohemians and small business owners of the French Quarter will be ousted from the historic neighborhood.
Credit Historic New Orleans Collection

JoAnn Clevenger had never even heard of Mardi Gras until she moved to New Orleans in the late 1950’s. She dropped out of Tulane to care for her mother and then moved to the French Quarter shortly thereafter. At that point in her life the jazz clubs, restaurants and literary circles she hung around weren’t like anything she’d seen.

    

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Where Y'Eat: The Next Course At Arnaud's? A New One

An old world ambiance pervades Arnaud's, but some new flavors are adding options around the edge of the traditional menu.
Ian McNulty


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Latest News
8:07 am
Fri October 17, 2014

French Quarter Civilian Patrols On Hold

The New Orleans City Council is rethinking the idea of using unarmed citizen patrols in the French Quarter.

Some businesses in the city’s premier tourist destination want to know why actual police officers aren’t being hired.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu wanted to use voluntary hotel taxes to fund the patrols. The civilian officers would handle non-emergency matters, in theory — easing the workload for regular officers.

But several businesses are questioning why the city wouldn’t spend $2.3 million in annual revenue to hire fully qualified police officers.

Latest News
4:26 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

In New Orleans, Surveillance Cameras Help Catch Criminals

Police investigating Sunday morning's shooting on Bourbon Street could be assisted by camera footage in the area.
JBrazito Flickr

Ten people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday morning on Bourbon Street. One of the victims remains in critical condition, four others are hospitalized in stable condition.

A high-definition, robotic camera on the balcony of a popular karaoke bar called the Cat’s Meow caught it all on tape: First, total chaos, then bystanders rushing in to help the victims.

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Latest News
6:08 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Bourbon Street Shooting Leaves Nine Injured

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting on Bourbon Street that injured nine people, two critically. Two men opened fire, injuring bystanders.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says three officers were patrolling the area when gunfire erupted early Sunday morning.

He says it started with two men arguing, then opening fire. He says eyewitnesses are being interviewed and video surveillance tapes are being reviewed. The shooting was only a few blocks from Jackson Square and among several popular bars on the crowded street.

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Latest News
7:16 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Zoning Board Takes Up French Quarter Novelty Shops

French Quarter T-shirt shops could be operating in violation of city ordinances.
Infrogmation of New Orleans Flickr

The future of 13 French Quarter souvenir shops is being decided Tuesday at the Board of Zoning Adjustments.

Seventeen shops in all were cited for violations last year as part of the city's crackdown on novelty stores, The Advocate reported.

The stores were said to be in violation of a 2011 city ordinance banning new tee-shirt shops in the French Quarter, and an older law that prohibits novelty shops from opening within 600 feet of another shop.

Flair for the French Quarter
1:00 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Out To Lunch: Dogs And Scents

Amy Wendel and Jerry Strahan
Grant Morris

Jerry Strahan has been wrangling Lucky Dog vendors for nearly 40 years and has the stories to prove it. Amy Wendel carries on the family tradition of Hove, the French Quarter's French Creole perfumery.

Plus, Amy and Jerry pay it forward with online marketers Ember Networks.

 

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French Quarter
7:00 am
Tue September 3, 2013

French Quarter Battles Habana Outpost Restaurant Proposal

The current state of the intersection at Esplanade Avenue and North Rampart Street where the restaurant is proposed.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

The Vieux Carré Commission is scheduled to hold a final hearing Wednesday on a restaurant proposed for the French Quarter. A year-long battle with residents over the project will likely continue, no matter what’s decided.

Sean Meenan wants open a two-story open-air Cuban restaurant at North Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue. He operates two similar establishments in New York City and one in Malibu, California.

But neighbors of the proposed Habana Outpost say it’s too big, and it doesn’t belong where the Quarter also borders the historic Tremé and Marigny neighborhoods.

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Latest News
4:00 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

French Quarter Street Improvements Completed

A joint effort between the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans has completed $11.3 million in street and sidewalk improvements in the French Quarter.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said in a Friday release that the work in New Orleans' tourist heartland was mostly completed in December, although some minor items remain.

Parts of eight streets were paved with new asphalt, curbs and sidewalks were repaired and wheelchair ramps were installed. Street names are being set in New Orleans' trademark blue-and-white tiles at corners.

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Inside the Arts
3:01 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc Walks Twelfth Night

2013 Royal Court of the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc. From right to left: Gretchen Neuenhaus (Joan), Rene Bajeux (King Charles VII) and Betsie Gambel (Queen Yolande of Aragon).
Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc

The fifth annual Joan of Arc Parade walks through the French Quarter on Sunday, celebrating  the 601st birthday of the unofficial patron saint of New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this Medieval Krewe.

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