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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Victorian camelback in the Marigny Triangle asks $675k - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


A blue home with white trim. A short spiraled brick staircase leads to the porch, which is framed by white columns.

The 100-year-home comes with a private backyard patio

A 100-year-old home on the edge of the French Quarter in Faubourg Marigny boasts Victorian-era charm.

Built in 1919, the recently listed three-bedroom on Burgundy Street is a classic, column-framed camelback. It’s nestled in the vibrant Marigny Triangle off Esplanade Avenue, across the street from neighborhood stalwart Buffa’s and a few blocks from the epicenter of Fat Tuesday’s downtown rambling on Royal Street.

A stout turret-style brick staircase leads to the home’s front door, which opens onto sitting and living rooms separated by dramatic Grecian columns. Built-in bookshelves line a wall against a fireplace in a den or dining area.

The white marble that frames the living room’s original fireplace—one of several in the home—and the pressed tin ceiling in the dining area add to the home’s classic downtown appeal.

A rear kitchen with wide tile floors features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A short hallway off the kitchen features a staircase leading to the three bedrooms upstairs.

Outside, wood fencing and a rear brick wall surround a private brick-lined patio covered by a tin roof pergola, perfect for planting a lush backyard oasis.

The asking price for the 1,840-square-foot home is $675,000.

Via: Deidra Carr Jones of Keller Williams Realty

A living room with red-brown walls and hardwood floors. On the left there is a white fireplace and on the right there is a gray sofa and matching armchair.
In a room with green walls sits a wooden dining table and wooden chairs. On the room’s left wall is a brick fireplace and wooden bookshelves. A cherry-red ceiling fan hangs from the ceiling.
A kitchen with white cabinets, a stainless steel stove and refrigerator, and a floor with large brown tiles opens onto a hall with red walls and a staircase.
A bedroom with a brick fireplace on the left, hardwood floors, and a bed with red paisley bedding that set against a wall with two small windows.
An enclosed brick courtyard with wooden fences and ceiling and elephant ear plants planted on the sides. At the end of the courtyard, a blue home’s rear window is visible.

Source: Curbed New Orleans - All


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How losing weight could affect diabetes [ Local Stories]

WDSU Medical Editor Dr. Corey Hebert talks about about losing a percentage of your body weight could benefit you.



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3 dead in Hard Rock hotel collapse, crane stability still major concern [ Local Stories]

After six days of searching for two people inside the Hard Rock hotel construction site that collapsed Saturday, the effort has switched to recovery mode.



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Vigils scheduled for victims of Hard Rock hotel collapse [ Local Stories]


One vigil will be held at the Molly Marine statue on the south side of Canal Street between South Liberty and South Saratoga streets.



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Peppa Pig Live! relocated from Saenger to Mahalia Jackson Theater [ Local Stories]

Another show set to premiere at the Saenger has been moved due to the Hard Rock Hotel collapse.



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Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 forms in the Gulf of Mexico [ Local Stories]

The NHC is now giving the disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical system today or Friday.



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Coast Guard searching for small aircraft that likely crashed in Gulf of Mexico [ Local Stories]

According to the Coast Guard, Steven Schumacher of Missouri is the missing pilot of the overdue Piper Aztec twin-engine plane, tail number N778PA.



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Motel 6 clerk kidnapped by estranged boyfriend, found in New Orleans, Slidell police say [ Local Stories]

A Slidell man is facing aggravated kidnapping charges after forcibly kidnapping his estranged girlfriend from a local motel, according to the Slidell Police Department.



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$50,000 unclaimed Powerball prize sold in Denham Springs set to expire soon [ Local Stories]

An unclaimed Powerball ticket worth $50,000 is set to expire soon.



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Amber Alert issued for 2 Mississippi children believed kidnapped by their mother [ Local Stories]

An Amber Alert is underway as Copiah County authorities search for two children believed to have been abducted by their mother.



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Christmas comes early thanks to Blue Bell's Christmas Cookies ice cream [ Local Stories]

The holidays are coming early in the ice cream aisle at your grocery store.



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Construction projects happening in New Orleans, mapped - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


A rendering of the outside of the top floors of the World Trade Center in New Orleans includes a sunset skyline of the Mississippi River and the city below it. The World Trade Center at the foot of Canal Street will turn into a Four Season hotel. | Photo courtesy Binyan Studios

The landscape of New Orleans is constantly changing.

Several hotels and high-rise housing projects are cropping up as developers seize on demands for downtown living, a $1 billion airport is forging ahead despite construction issues, and the city’s familiar skyline is in flux with new construction and demolitions.

Here is a growing map of the some of the most anticipated developments, constructions, and renovations happening throughout the city.


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Margaret's Weather Picture for October 17, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for October 17, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Videocast: High chance of tropical development in the Gulf [ Local Stories]

The NHC is giving the is the disturbance in the southwestern Gulf a high chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical today or Friday.



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JPSO deputy crashes into New Orleans building following chase [ Local Stories]

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says two people were arrested following a chase that began in Jefferson Parish and ended with a crash in Orleans Parish.



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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Breezy overnight [ Local Stories]

Cold front is now offshore, and wind North 10-20 mph. Cooler air is moving into the area. Lows will drop into the low-mid 50s Northshore and South Mississippi. Sweater or jacket in the morning! Lows South Shore will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Highs will be near 70 to low 70s.

We will have to monitor the progression of the broad low in the Bay of Campeche for possible development and impacts locally late Friday into Saturday.

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After student shot, renewed call for more New Orleans crime cameras [ Local Stories]

The concerns come after a student was shot and injured Tuesday in front of George Carver High School.



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Immigrant kills himself in ICE jail in Louisiana [ Local Stories]

Federal authorities say a Cuban man has died by apparent suicide while being detained at an immigration jail in Louisiana.



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Instructions on how to access cars parked in garage near Hard Rock collapse [ Local Stories]

Residents who have cars parked in that garage are asked to call 311 to provide their name and information on their cars.



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Kind of cool in the morning! [ Local Stories]

Cold front is offshore. Cooler air is moving into the area. Lows will drop into the low to the mid 50s on the Northshore. South Shore lows will be in the low to upper 60s. Wind N 10-15-20 mph. Mostly sunny in the morning with clouds increasing in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s.

Rain chances increase late Friday into early Saturday with the potential for tropical weather. Strong East winds will push water onshore for east facing shorelines. Our weather impacts will depend on the track of the broad low.

Another cold front moves our way Monday. Rain and increasing wind forecast. Turning cooler Tuesday.

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New Orleans’s 15 Essential Vietnamese Restaurants - [Eater New Orleans - All]


A bowl is filled with vermicelli noodles, broth, basil, jalapenos, and beef and topped with sriracha sauce Pho offerings are in abundance in New Orleans | Shutterstock

From N.O. East to the West Bank to Mid City, there is no shortage of excellent Vietnamese cuisine

Thanks to the plucky Vietnamese community that has made New Orleans home since the mid-70s, we have a thriving restaurant scene, one that’s gotten bigger and better in the last five years or so. It used to be you had to go to New Orleans East or the West Bank to sample lemon-grassed scented bao and pho fragrant with star anise and cardamom. Now mom and pop shops are everywhere, from Uptown to Mid City to the French Quarter. Lovers of this clean herb-fueled cuisine couldn’t be happier.


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Businesses near Hard Rock brace for another collapse [ Local Stories]

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NOPD asking for public's help locating accused rapist [ Local Stories]

Servantres Bailey is wanted in the investigation of a first-degree rape reported in the 6000 block of Pasteur Blvd on Oct. 3, according to the NOPD.



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In Its Third Act, a Rampart Street Pizza Place Is Serving Flaming Pies - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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The funky, art-focused restaurant at 740 N. Rampart is now called Rampart Treehouse

Originally called 10 Foot Pizza, then Red Truck Clubhouse, the restaurant at 740 N. Rampart Street featuring a replica of a magnolia tree has been reinvented for a third time. And in a move that will surely help distinguish it from previous versions, the now-named Rampart Treehouse is serving up tableside flambé pizza.

Michelle Healey bought the restaurant after she spent six months consulting with former owners Noah Antieau and Nic Reddy, who opened 10 Foot Pizza in the spring of 2018. The pair also runs Red Truck Gallery, and created the restaurant to serve as an extension of the French Quarter street art gallery (they also previously ran Lonesome’s Pizza in Portland, but it closed in 2017).

They filled the space with artwork, wall murals and astroturf, and an installation of an enormous faux magnolia tree (with 500 hand-painted blossoms) in the center of its bar — all of which remains.

Healey saw room to perfect the pizza, and jumped at ownership when the opportunity arose. After nailing a tweaked recipe, she had the idea to set the pizza on fire. In her research, she found only one other spot — in Mumbai, India, claiming such a feat.

Deciding “I’d only do it if it improved the flavor profile, and not just for show,” she experimented with different liquors, proofs, and flames, finally landing on brandy. Aptly named the “Flambeaux,” Healey says its got a great smoky flavor.

In another move sure to set Healey apart, she’s offering paid volunteer hours to employees, and will buy New Orleans residents a slice and a beer if they can bring in proof of 3 community service hours. Healey says that “having the privilege to share the French Quarter” means she’s indebted to serve the community “beyond just good food and drinks.”

Rampart Treehouse serves regular whole pies in addition to the flaming one, including a Hawaiian and vegan option, and slices are available for takeout ($4 for cheese, $5 for pepperoni and a daily special slice). A seitan sandwich, BLT, and salads complete the offerings.

Rampart Treehouse is open noon to 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and noon to 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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People can face fine in Westwego for feeding feral cats [ Local Stories]

The Westwego City Council unanimously approved the ordinance this week despite opposition from more than 25 people.



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Funeral services scheduled for Hard Rock collapse victim [ Local Stories]

Anthony Margrette was one of the workers who died in the collapse.



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A craftsman cottage on Hidalgo Street in Navarre asks $435k - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


A pale-yellow house with white trim around two windows and a dark-brown doorway, with a raised porch surrounded by white columns and a white railing. A craftsman cottage on Hidalgo Street asks $435,000.

This family-friendly Lakeview three-bedroom comes with its own mother-in-law suite

In a largely residential and quiet stretch of Lakeview, down the block from a PJ’s Coffee shop, a pale-yellow cottage on Hidalgo Street sits between historic cemeteries along City Park Avenue and City Park’s entrance on Marconi Drive.

Nestled in the Navarre neighborhood near Canal Boulevard, the recently listed home beckons visitors in through a wide, picturesque porch with white railings and accents and a dramatic dark-wood doorway with textured glass.

The home’s more than 1,700 square feet include a spacious living room that connects to the kitchen, with hardwood floors throughout, as well as three carpeted bedrooms; the master bedroom has large light-filled windows, a walk-in closet, and en suite bathroom. That bathroom and the home’s main bathroom feature marble-topped vanities and detailed tile walls.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a gas range and hood, and granite countertops that can be used for bar seating.

A rear laundry room opens to a backyard that wraps around the home, and there’s off-street parking with a brick-and-stone driveway.

The home also comes with a matching mother-in-law suite with a full bathroom, patio, and private rear yard.

The asking price is $435,000.

Via: Crane Real Estate Brokers

White railings wrap around a porch with a large brown wooden doorway and a gray-striped loveseat with a patterned white rug with blue and green accents.
A large wooden doorway with glass windows and a bay window are on the left side of a living room with dark hardwood floors and a blue sofa and pattered beige chair facing and a beige ottoman.
Wooden floors lead from a living room into a kitchen with accent lights and stainless steel appliances with a kitchen island and walnut-colored cabinets.
Sunlight enters a bedroom through windows behind a king bed with gray bedding. There is a gray-and-white rug on top of a beige carpet. The room connects to a hall with hardwood floors.
A small light-brick patio with blue chairs and a white table sit outside a small pale-yellow building that has a triangular roof, white trim, and white french doors.

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Tropical development possible in Gulf of Mexico late this week [ Local Stories]

Gradual development is possible, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form late this week over the western or central Gulf of Mexico while the system is moving generally northeastward.



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NOPD searching for missing 72-year-old [ Local Stories]

Rochester Dean was last seen on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at a residence near the intersection of Louisa and Marais streets, according to police.



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How to use your phone to invest [ Local Stories]

CPA Kemberley Washington explains how you can use apps to start investing.



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Woman arrested in hot car death of 2-year-old, St. Charles sheriff says [ Local Stories]

On Oct. 4 before 8 p.m., the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical complaint at 494 Carolyn Drive in Destrehan in reference to a child not breathing.



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Fired St. Augustine coach addresses viral racist chant video, asks to be re-employed [ Local Stories]

A head football coach who was fired at St. Augustine High School after a video of the team leading a racist chant before a game went viral has issues a statement asking to be re-employed.



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Margaret's Weather Picture for October 16, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Here are all the transit changes and road closures around New Orleans’ Hard Rock Hotel site - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


Yellow police tape with black lettering is at the foreground of a photo of a partially constructed high-rise building that has collapsed. Photo by Emily Kask/Getty Images

NOPD to drivers: Plan an early commute

With an evacuation zone in place in the heart of downtown New Orleans, city officials have rerouted traffic and public transit routes around the site of the Hard Rock Hotel, which partially collapsed while under construction on Saturday, October 12.

The crash killed at least two people working on the site and injured 30. The New Orleans Advocate–Times-Picayune confirmed that rescue workers recovered the body of Anthony Magrette, while crews are still searching for Quinnyon Wimberly and Jose Ponce Arreola.

Cranes that were damaged by the crash remain on the site and are still unstable. Officials, concerned that this week’s forecasted rain and wind could impact the vulnerable construction site, have urged an evacuation from buildings facing the Uptown side of Canal Street between Burgundy Street and Elk Place as well as the area surrounded by Conti, Bienville, and Burgundy streets.

In the event that an evacuation from the immediate site is deemed necessary, a series of alarms will sound along with radio messages urging workers to evacuate, according to New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell.

Road closures

Here is a list of street closures still in effect:

  • Conti Street remains closed from Dauphine Street to Basin Street.
  • Canal Street remains closed between Elk Place and Dauphine Street.
  • Dauphine Street remains closed from Common Street to Conti Street.
  • Common Street remains closed from Basin Street to Dauphine Street.

Canal Street is open in both directions between the Mississippi River and Dauphine Street.

Drivers traveling lake-bound will have to use St. Charles Avenue, Magazine Street, and Tchoupitoulas Street to travel Uptown.

Expecting heavy delays and jams around the closed streets, the New Orleans Police Department is asking residents to carpool and plan early commutes to limit traffic in the area.

Streetcars

All riverfront streetcar service remains suspended until further notice along the entire riverfront and Rampart-St. Claude lines.

The RTA is recommending riverfront riders take the 55-Elysian Fields or the 5-Marigny-Bywater buses instead.

The Canal-Cemeteries and Canal-City Park lines will continue from Liberty Street and City Park, but all service from Liberty to the Mississippi River is suspended.

Supplemental bus service has been added to support the closed Rampart-St. Claude streetcar line and the suspended portions of the Canal lines.

Buses

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has temporarily relocated its downtown transit hub to the agency’s headquarters at 2817 Canal St., a move that impacts 22 bus lines.

RTA’s A. Philip Randolph headquarters has set up an Emergency Transit Center, and the building’s lobby is open to riders waiting for their bus or streetcar.

The following bus lines are now operating from the temporary transit center: 15-Freret, 28-Martin Luther King, 32-Leonidas-Treme, 39-Tulane, 51-St. Bernard-St. Anthony, 52-St. Bernard-Paris Ave., 57-Franklin, 62-Morrison Express, 63-New Orleans East Owl, 64-Lake Forest Express, 65-Read-Crowder Express, 80-Desire-Louisiana, 84-Galvez, 88-St. Claude, 91-Jackson-Esplanade, 100-Algiers Owl, 101-Algiers Point, 102-General Mayer, 106-Aurora, 114-General De Gaulle-Sullen, 115-General De Gaulle-Tullis, 202-Airport Express.


The Hard Rock Hotel development received New Orleans City Council approval in 2011, but construction didn’t begin until 2018.

In 2013, developer Praveen Kailas pleaded guilty in an unrelated case in U.S. federal court for over-billing the state’s Road Home program and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Kailas Companies, which is leading the Hard Rock project at the busy and historic intersection of North Rampart and Canal streets, continued with development plans.

Demolition of the existing former Woolworth’s building—a landmark of the Civil Rights movement thanks to the lunch counter sit-ins held there in 1960—began in 2014. Following its announcement of a partnership with Hard Rock in 2018, Citadel Developers and Kailas Companies began construction on plans for an 18-floor, 350-room hotel with 62 residential units.

More than 100 workers were on site when its top floors collapsed on October 12.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.


Source: Curbed New Orleans - All


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Videocast: Rain and storms through morning, tropics update [ Local Stories]

Increased chances of showers and thunderstorms will continue through early Wednesday ahead of a cold front. A disturbance in the extreme southern Gulf has a medium chance of developing.



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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Chilly Thursday Morning [ Local Stories]

40% chance tropical development for a trough of low pressure over South Mexico that is causing disorganized showers and storms. This disturbance is forecast to move into the Bay of Campeche late Wednesday. Strong low pressure will move towards North Central Gulf Friday. Depression or tropical storm possible. There is the potential for gusty winds, locally heavy rain and high tides depending on where the system moves onshore.

The GFS Model shows a broad low south of the Louisiana Coast Friday with heavy rain along the coast, and a strong onshore flow. The wind will cause tides to increase. Coastal flood issues would develop. Model indicated broad low would move onshore near Apalachicola, Florida.

The EURO Model is different. It shows low pressure east of Brownsville Friday night with strong east winds over South Louisiana, and heavy rain mainly offshore. Saturday morning low pressure is south of Lake Charles. We have a strong onshore flow with increasing rain over South Louisiana, South Mississippi and South Alabama into West Florida. Saturday night the low moves onshore at Marsh Island with rain and wind continuing over Southeast Louisiana into Florida.

So these models are very different, but do show impacts for us.

A strong cold front moves through Monday with cooler weather for Tuesday.

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Cold front on the way [ Local Stories]

Disorganized rain and storms are over SE Mexico, Bay of Campeche and Guatemala. This area of rain is forecast to move into Bay of Campeche late Wednesday. Some gradual development possible over the West Gulf of Mexico.

Global forecast models do not agree on where and how much the system will develop. The Global Forecast Model shows low pressure south of Louisiana Friday with heavy rain potential especially close to the coast and increasing east winds along the coast. The low and heavy rain move east towards Florida early Saturday.

The European model shows low pressure along the coast of Mexico south of Veracruz early Friday. Rain off the south Louisiana Coast. Rain increases along the SW coast of Louisiana Friday night. Strong east winds increase Friday night and Saturday along the SE Coast of Louisiana and South Mississippi. Coastal Flood Potential. Low pressure moves onshore near Marsh Island Saturday afternoon with rain and winds out of south increasing over Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. The rain moves out by early Sunday with the low moving into NE Mississippi.

A strong cold front will move through Monday with increasing rain chances. Skies clear, winds NW Tuesday morning with cooler temperatures.

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Saints player P.J. Williams suspended for violating NFL substance abuse policy [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Saints has announced that cornerback P.J. Williams has been suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.



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Mexican consulate identifies missing worker at center of Hard Rock search and rescue mission [ Local Stories]

The Mexican consulate identified a missing worker who is at the center of a search and rescue operation at the Hard Rock hotel construction collapse site.



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School resource officer sings to St. Tammany preschool students [ Local Stories]

SRO Deputy Plaisance broke out in a Cajun jam session while the students danced and sang along.



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Study: New Orleans in top 10 of best driving cities in the U.S. [ Local Stories]

If you saw a list of the best driving cities in America, would you think New Orleans would be on the best or worst list?



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The Munch Factory Brings Modern Creole Comfort Food Back to Gentilly - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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The Pontchartrain Park location is now serving Creole gumbo, oysters Gentilly, and more

A second location of LGD Creole gem The Munch Factory is once again serving diners in Gentilly, just a few blocks from where the restaurant first got its start eight years ago.

The City of New Orleans announced in July that it awarded a contract to operate the clubhouse restaurant at the Joseph M. Bartholomew Municipal Golf Course in Pontchartrain Park to Alexis and Jordan Ruiz, owners of The Munch Factory. It’s the second location of the restaurant, which relocated to the LGD from Gentilly in 2017. That year the Munch Factory was also tapped for a slew of restaurants set to inhabit the new much-awaited, and much-delayed, MSY airport terminal.

Among fans of the Munch Factory’s modern comfort food are are Jay-Z and Beyonce, who visited last year after their concert and sampled the signature oysters Gentilly and bread pudding. The Ruiz’s other Creole-style offerings are duck and waffles, shrimp and grits, and a customer favorite, the Munchin’ wings. At the golf course location, the Munch Factory’s menu is tailored to breakfast through early dinner and will offer more sandwiches, salads and wraps.

The Munch Factory at Ponchartrain Park (6514 Congress Drive) is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.

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Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets before Thanksgiving [ Local Stories]

The new Mississippi Lottery will start selling scratch-off tickets Nov. 25.



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Krewe for Karnival's First Responders [ Local Stories]

Revelers eager to get the party started ahead of Mardi Gras can do so at this event, while helping first responders.



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Medicare Open Enrollment [ Local Stories]

Medicare open enrollment is happening now through December 7. Vicki Dufrene explains what you need to know and some changes in effect.



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After 42 years at Angola, man who maintains his innocence freed following plea deal [ Local Stories]

A man whose lawyers say he was wrongfully incarcerated for 42 years is set to be freed after accepting a plea deal Tuesday from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. Until Tuesday, Elvis Brooks faced a life prison sentence.



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Man accused of kidnapping 2 girls in New Orleans, police say [ Local Stories]

Michael Darby, 57, is accused of luring the girls into his house to buy a bicycle.



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Louisiana State Police investigate cadet training injuries [ Local Stories]

Multiple injury reports have caused Louisiana State Police to suspend a cadet training program that involves handcuffing and pressure point use, among other tactics.



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Boil water advisory in Uptown New Orleans canceled [ Local Stories]

Water samples from across the Uptown area have tested negative for contamination.



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Search and rescue continues, fear of collapse remains at Hard Rock Hotel construction site [ Local Stories]

The search for a missing construction worker has spanned multiple days in New Orleans at the downtown Hard Rock Hotel construction site that collapsed Saturday.



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NOPD investigating after juvenile shot in Desire area [ Local Stories]

A juvenile was shot in the Desire area Tuesday, the New Orleans Police Department said.



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In the Irish Channel, a Greek Revival side hall asks $875K - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


It’s spare, elegant, and 159 years old

Double gallery Greek Revival side hall with white columns

They often say that old houses have “good bones”—and this circa-1868 abode’s spare elegance feels carved by time itself. A succession of architects and designers have lent their touches to the abode over the years, but it remains an unmuddled example of the Greek Revival side hall. From behind an iron fence, a double gallery overlooks Fourth Street’s live oaks. The side hall connects to a double parlor, where pocket doors divide a sitting area from a dining room. Floor-to-ceiling windows and mantels preside over both.

The clean, simple lines provide contrast for ceiling medallions, which are the only ornamentation in this unstuffy home. Beyond the dining room, find a den and the kitchen, which features a tile backsplash and stainless-steel appliances. It opens to a small side porch in the backyard.

Upstairs, find two bedrooms and the master bedroom suite, which includes a sitting room, en suite bathroom, and a balcony. Transoms, high ceilings, and wide plank pine floors are present throughout the 3,666-square-foot home, which sits less than a block from Magazine Street.

The asking price is $875,000.

Via: Sandy Wicker of Latter & Blum

A simple living room with a brick fireplace, wood floors, and floor to ceiling windows
A dining room connected to the living room, with white walls, wood floors and pocket doors
An all white bedroom with a mantel, wood floors, and three large windows

Source: Curbed New Orleans - All


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Mandeville man arrested after making plans to meet teen for sex [ Local Stories]

A Mandeville man was arrested Friday after showing up at a residence looking to have sex with a teenage girl.



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Margaret's Weather Picture for October 15, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for October 15, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Alabama student accused of threatening LSU's Tiger stadium [ Local Stories]

A University of Alabama student is accused of threatening Louisiana State's Tiger Stadium during the school's Saturday night football game against the University of Florida.



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Videocast: Another cold front moves through Wednesday [ Local Stories]

Increased chances of showers and thunderstorms will continue through early Wednesday.



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Man shot and killed on Touro street [ Local Stories]

New Orleans police say a man was shot and killed Monday night in the 1300 block of Touro Street.



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Monday, October 14, 2019

Cold front Wednesday [ Local Stories]

20% chance tropical development for a broad low over land in NW Honduras. It's forecast to move into the Bay of Campeche Wednesday. Tropical moisture will move North into the Gulf. We have a cold front that will be offshore from our Coast Thursday. Some potential for an area of low pressure to develop along the front. It's unclear exactly where that will happen, but looks to stay to our south. Eventually it will move to the NE into Florida.

Tropical depression #15 off the coast of Africa is not very organized. It is forecast to become a tropical storm briefly. The name will be Nestor. It should become a remnant low in 72 hours.

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Scattered rain will diminish tonight [ Local Stories]

Watching the tropics. Tropical depression #15 forms off the coast of Africa. Forecast to become tropical storm Nestor, but stay in the East Atlantic.

Watching low pressure inland over NW Honduras. Forecast to move into the Bay of Campeche Wednesday. Eventually that moisture will move into the Gulf. A cold front will be offshore from our coast Thursday. There is some potential that an area of low pressure may form along that boundary. At this time it is unclear where it might develop. Something to monitor.

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Washington Parish sheriff changes political affiliation following Election Day win [ Local Stories]

After years in politics in Washington Parish as a Democrat, Randy Seal is now the Republican sheriff of Washington Parish.



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Demolition expert to consult with leaders on crane support at Hard Rock site [ Local Stories]

One of the top demolition experts in the U.S. is coming to New Orleans to help explore what to do next with the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel.



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Saints coach Sean Payton is selling his luxury condo for $2.3M - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


Brick three story building with corner balconies and a pool

Who dat say they gonna buy this condo?

In a move we hope doesn’t foreshadow a distant relocation, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has listed his three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo for sale. Records from the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office show that Payton purchased the 2,885-square-foot condo for $1,465,000 in 2014. At the time, his on-the-go lifestyle made a low-maintenance condo appealing, according to reporting from MyNewOrleans.com.

Payton hired interior designer Shaun Smith to decorate the home, on the recommendation of Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. The designer brought neutral hues and rich finishes to the abode, which is one of 12 condos in the former LaSalle Elementary School. Quartzite counters and a mosaic backsplash lend gloss to the kitchen, which faces an open dining and living area on the home’s main, upper floor. It connects to the master bedroom suite, which includes a patio, powder room, laundry room, and walk-in closet designed by The Amandas.

Presumably, this master bedroom is where Payton holed up after last season’s heartbreaking Saints-Rams no-call.

“After the game, much like normal people, I sat, probably didn’t come out of my room, I ate Jenny’s ice cream and watched Netflix for three straight days,” Payton said during a year-end press briefing.

With its light-blocking, floor-to-ceiling linen-cotton draperies by Kravet, 14-foot ceilings, and four-poster bed, the bedroom looks like a comfortable place to sleep, eat, and curse incompetent NFL refs. There’s also a ground floor with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a mud room, and a family room. It opens to a

The corner unit condo sits three blocks from Audubon Park. It’s asking $2,300,000.

Via: Elizabeth McNulty of Gardner Realtors Uptown

Elegant beige-hued living room with large windows and fresh flowers
Kitchen island with marble top facing dining room table and living room in an area with wood floors and large windows
White bathroom with glass enclosure shower and marble counters
Balcony with soft furniture and a grill tucked against a brick building

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Angel Tree Program [ Local Stories]

The Salvation Army is taking in applications for its Angel Tree Program to help children and seniors this holiday season.



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WDSU Baby of the Day for October 14, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Nominate New Orleans’s Best Restaurants of 2019 for This Year’s Eater Awards - [Eater New Orleans - All]


For the 2019 Eater Awards, help us nominate the best restaurants and more

It’s Eater Awards season, the time of the year when we honor those who shaped the way we thought about, talked about, and ultimately experienced eating out in 2019. This year — for the very first time ever — we’re opening up a public call for nominations. We want to hear which restaurants impacted you, our trusted readers, the most while you were enjoying everything from braised goat to pizza al taglio to brisket tacos this year. Please note: All nominees should have either opened or come into their own in a new way since we declared the winners last year.

We want to hear from you about the restaurants — the most beautiful, the most influential, the most innovative, and truly the most delicious — that made 2019 a great year of eating. To nominate who you think deserves an award, let us know via this form by November 10, sharing your nominee(s) for each category and your reasoning. Eater editors will whittle down the nominees to three finalists, to be announced on November 18, in each of three categories. Then all you have to do is sit back, pop some popcorn, and wait for winners to be announced in December.


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Street closures surrounding the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel remain in effect. - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


A collapsed hotel with two large cranes hovering above it faces Canal Street Photo by Emily Kask via Getty Images

The half-built hotel collapsed onto Canal Street on October 12

Streets remain closed to traffic around the Hard Rock Hotel construction site, where the top floors of the under-construction building collapsed on Saturday, October 12. Two people are confirmed dead; 30 were injured, and one person is still missing.

“Search and rescue continues to remain our top priority at this time,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a statement. We want people to heed all traffic precautions that we have put out as we stabilize this area. This is going to be a long process.”

The New Orleans Fire Department reiterated that recovery efforts will be ongoing and that there is a strong possibility of further collapse.

“This is not a short-term event. This is a marathon,” New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell said in a statement. “We ask people to please steer clear of this and let the first responders do their job.”

Affected streets are listed below.

  • Conti Street is closed from Dauphine to Basin Street
  • Canal Street is closed between Elk Place and Dauphine Street
  • Dauphine Street is closed from Common Street to Conti Street
  • Common Street is closed from Basin Street to Dauphine Street.
  • Canal Street is open both directions between the Mississippi River and Dauphine Street. Drivers traveling lake bound will be required to turn back and use St. Charles Avenue, Magazine Street, and Tchoupitoulas Street to travel Uptown.

A partnership between Hard Rock International and Louisiana developer Kailas Companies, Hard Rock Hotel was planned to have 18 floors, 350 hotel rooms, and 62 residential units. In 2013, Praveen Kailas pleaded guilty to over-billing the Road Home program and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. The cause for the collapse of the structure’s upper six floors remains under investigation.


Source: Curbed New Orleans - All


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Videocast: Scattered rain and storms through midweek [ Local Stories]

Increased chances of showers and thunderstorms will continue through early Wednesday.



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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Family identifies man whose body was recovered from Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse Sunday, 1 still missing [ Local Stories]

Sunday evening New Orleans city officials said search crews have removed one body from the rubble of the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse and one person remained unaccounted for.



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Prepare for traffic delays near Hard Rock Hotel Collapse, public transit services re-routed [ Local Stories]

As the workweek begins, the NOPD is reminding drivers to avoid downtown while officials work to stabilize the area around the Hard Rock Hotel.



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Defense leads Saints to 4th consecutive victory, New Orleans beats Jacksonville 13-6 [ Local Stories]

The Saints have won two of their previous three games (Dallas & Jacksonville) scoring just one touchdown.



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Foster a pet through Louisiana SPCA [ Local Stories]

Learn how you can help to take care of animals in local shelters



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Operation Free Ball Gown [ Local Stories]

Operation Free Ball Gown provides dresses to military spouses and female service members for social events.



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Pope gives Saints unexpected boost on Twitter [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Saints got an unexpected - and probably unintentional - backer for their game at Jacksonville.



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Another comfortable day across southeast Louisiana [ Local Stories]

An isolated shower cannot be ruled out today, otherwise expect a mostly cloudy sky with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.



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