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Celebrate with Crescent City Farmers Market
Throughout the month of February, Crescent City Farmers Market has a ton of fun programming lined up—both digital and in-person—that celebrates Black History Month with the contribution, skill, and passion of Black vendors, chefs, and community members.
Each week we're sharing our favorite books related to race, food, and agriculture! This week's installment of our Black History Month book list focuses on food history and how our nation's culinary legacy has been shaped by Black people and culture.
Stay tuned to the Market Morsels newsletter, Instagram or Facebook to see how you can join in on our Black History Month celebrations! Read more.
Mardi Gras Day Holiday Collection Schedule:
Trash and recycling collection will run a day behind schedule for the remainder of then Mardi Gras week.
Trash and recycling collection
for Tuesday locations will occur on Wednesday
for Wednesday locations will occur on Thursday
for Thursday locations will occur on Friday
for Friday locations will occur on Saturday
for Saturday locations will occur on Sunday.
MARDI GRAS 2023 PARADE SCHEDULE
This year during Mardi Gras Glass Half Full & Glassroots will be partnering with the City and a number of local non-profits to make Mardi Gras more eco-friendly. During the first and second weekend of Mardi Gras (February 11th & 12th and February 18th & 19th), we will be providing recycling for glass, beads, and aluminum cans at 4 locations Uptown!
Sacred Heart Academy – St. Charles Ave & Napoleon Ave
New Orleans & Company – St. Charles Ave & Josephine St
Greater New Orleans Foundation – St. Charles Ave & Harmony Circle
Gallier Hall – St. Charles Ave & Lafayette St
You’re welcome to come recycle your glass, beads, and cans at these hubs from 10 am to 4 pm.
On Friday, January 27, East Carrollton residents met with representatives from the city of New Orleans Department of Public Works, Roadwork Nola, Hard Rock Construction, the Mayor's office, Councilman Giarrusso's office, Sewerage and Water Board, and Fema to receive an update on the Neron Place street repair project and other Marlyville-Fountainebleau Group C projects. The meeting took place on the corner of Neron and Short St. and was requested by the Central Carrollton Residents Association (CCA). DPW and Hard Rock offered to keep residents infomed of the project progress through emails to CCA and to meet again in two weeks for further updates.
Happy Carnival! I always love this time of year when the Japanese magnolias begin to bloom, ushering in Mardi Gras celebrations. Despite the freeze in December, we’ve had a pretty mild winter. Really, it has felt like spring for weeks now. It’s time to get the gardens ready for spring planting. There are plenty of cold crops you can continue to grow while the mild winter temperatures sustain. Download the January NOLA planting guide from Anna Timmerman at LSU AG. I’ve recently sewn lettuce, nasturtiums, arugula, radish, and sunflowers. Read more.
Summer Hours: Nix Library
Beginning Monday March 6th, updated times will be:
10AM-7:00 PM Monday through Thursday.
10AM-5PM Friday and Saturday.
For detailed information: nolalibrary.org and choose the Nix location or call Nix.
Special Feature for teens: Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave, 2nd Floor, Teen Zone.
Best Buy Teen Tech Center - made possible by Best Buy grant funds and The Clubhouse, a collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. The center is equipped with technology and multimedia tools used for music and video production, interactive programming, graphic design and more.
*Membership limited to youth 13-18. Afternoon hours Tuesday - Saturday.
Note: The 1rst Tuesday of each month the center is open to all ages.
For further info - NOPL Best Buy Teen Center or email: email@example.com
For adult mentor membership inquiries contact via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Missed Trash and Recycling Issues
During the recent City Council Community Development Committee meeting, Richards Disposal committed to clearing the missed trash and recycling backlog by Sunday, January 15. Residents can put their trash and recycling carts out on their normal pick-up days, which are available at the City’s Where Y’at site.
In the meantime, report your missed trash and recycling pickups to NOLA 311. If Richard’s does not resolve the problem within 24 hours, contact Councilmember Giarrusso's office with your 311 case number, address, and how long it has been since your trash or recycling has been collected. Leave your trash and/or recycling bin in the street until those collections occur.
Metropolitan Crime Commission, Inc
The Orleans Crime Bulletin - 2022 Violent Crime Recap
It looks like New Orleans is finally starting to enforce short-term rental rules - in Gambit.
Since New Orleans nearly tripled the number of inspectors on the job and first began using STR tracking software Granicus in September, the city has identified at least “2,500 non-compliant listings, and approximately 1,741 of those listings are for exceeding the maximum capacity requirement,” said John Lawson, a spokesperson for Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Read more in gambit.
Doubles 2 Dorms
Councilmember Giarrusson’s proposed University Area Off-street Parking Interim Zoning District (IZD), which will require additional parking spaces when developers seek to increase the density of residential structures, was approved by the City Planning Commission. The purpose of Giarrusso’s proposal was to slow the growth of developments known as D2Ds (Doubles to Dormitories), which are replacing housing occupied by long term residents with student rentals going for as much as $ 1750 per month for a single bedroom. The Planning Commission made one change to Giarrusso’s proposal: that the area of the IZD be reduced by moving the borders on the west to Carrollton Avenue and on the north to Claiborne, excluding all neighborhoods on the upriver side of Carrollton, and north of Claiborne, including Riverbend, Hollygrove, Northwest Carrollton, Fountainbleau, Gert Town, and Broadmoor, from the IZD. The proposal now goes back to the Council. Residents of the excluded neighborhoods should contact the Council if they wish to be included in the IZD.
If you would like a “Stop D2Ds” yard sign, send an email to email@example.com, give us your address, and we will drop a sign off. The signs are free, but if you want to help us buy more signs, you can make a donation by going to https://www.maplearearesidents.com/join/ and clicking on the “Join” button.
Tulane Proposes Extending Campus
Other proposed land use legislation includes changes to the Future Land Use Map (FLUM). The proposed changes include Tulane’s request to convert several residential properties near the campus to “Institutional” use. See link below. One proposal, for properties on the block bounded by Broadway, Willow, Audubon, and Plum, is reportedly intended for a parking structure and housing for juniors and seniors. (Tulane has declined to confirm or deny that, meaning that they want the City to allow them to change the land use, but won’t reveal exactly what they are thinking about doing with the properties.) Tulane will be required to hold a neighborhood meeting concerning their request.
Housing Opportunities Study
Finally, the Planning Commission staff is proposing another “Housing Opportunities” study, which will include public meetings. Pay attention to these meetings, as changes to the zoning rules often begin in the Housing Opportunities meetings. One example of a significant change is the “Established Multi-Family” rule [https://czo.nola.gov/article/#20-3-W] that allows a developer to convert a property on a lot zoned single or double family to a four-plex if he can show that the property had four units at any time in the past. As the legislation includes no limitation on the number of bedrooms, an existing single-family property that was a four-plex consisting of four one-bedroom apartments in 1920 could be converted to four four-bedroom apartments today. There are restrictions preventing expansion of the footprint and floor area, but in one case, the rule resulted in a structure on a two family lot with 11 bedrooms expanding to fourteen bedrooms in four units. Click here for a map pf the proposed PLUM changes.
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Art for All
Louisiana residents may enjoy FREE admission to some of New Orleans’ most beloved cultural institutions on select days this summer and all year long courtesy of The Helis Foundation, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Louisiana Children’s Museum, and Contemporary Arts Center. Read more.
New Orleans Public Library Cultural Pass Program
Check out the Culture Pass program from the New Orleans Public Library which allows for daily passes with free entry into Downtown favorites such as The National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Click here for more information.
Arts Market at Marsalis Harmony Park
The Arts Market New Orleans has returned to Marsalis Harmony Park on the last Saturday of the each month. They will update the market Facebook page in the event of inclement weather. Stay updated here for the full artist roster.
Crescent City Farmers Market
CCFM now hosts weekly, modified walk up markets with safety precautions in place on Tuesdays from 8 am – noon at Uptown Square. Learn more.
Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from 9 - 11 a.m, volunteers with Central Carrollton Association will be collecting glass for recycling and books for two nonprofit organizations, the Symphony Book Fair and Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners. The collections will take place at Faith New Orleans, 7902 S. Claiborne Ave., (corner Fern St.) Learn more.
Life and Culture in New Orleans - ViaNolaVie
Louisiana Festivals and Events
City of New Orleans, Office of Cultural Economy (subscribe to their event newsletter)
Where Y'at Magazine's Community Calendar
Council Passes Legislation to Pause Short-Term Rental Expansion in Response to Fifth Circuit Ruling and authorizes CEA for BioDistrict New Orleans Development.
Read about it in the City Council Regular Meeting News Summary October 20, 2022
City Council Considers Changes to Strengthen Code Enforcement Regulations
The New Orleans City Council is considering City Code changes to strengthen and expedite tools available to Code Enforcement, with the overall goal to help stop slumlords and repeat code breakers from gaming the system . Read the announcement.
Council Votes to Establish New SWBNO Billing Guidelines
In light of the increased number of calls and complaints received by various Council offices in regard to customer bills, the Council passed Ordinance 33,832 today to provide a uniform and comprehensive set of regulations and standards for the regulation of the SWBNO. Read the announcement.
New Orleans City Council Passes Legislation to Pause Short-Term Rental Expansion Amidst Council Reconsideration
The New Orleans City Council has passed legislation filed by Council Vice President JP Morrell for an Interim Zoning District (IZD) to be established city-wide to control the influx of new short-term rental (STR) applications. Read the announcement.
NoticeMe Land Use Notification System
Now Featuring Text Option at Councilmember Joe Giarrusso’s Request
There are two ways you can report your 311 requests. One is to Call by simply dialing 311, the other is to email your requests by going to nola311.org. Report issues to 311 for the following issues: potholes, missing bricks on sidewalks, broken sidewalks, broken grates, downed tree branches, broken/non-working street lights, nonfunctioning traffic signals, missing or damaged street signs, poorly painted crosswalks, missing utility covers, leaking water from hydrants or sewers, exposed wires, and more! Click here for more information and to get information on previously submitted requests.
CNO created Explore NOLA so that you can explore your neighborhood, or any New Orleans neighborhood, and get the scoop on what’s been happening – you can see your neighbor’s 311 complaints, permits issued on your block, or nearby police calls.
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATES THIRD YEAR OF SOLAR FOR ALL NOLA PROGRAM
The City of New Orleans today announced the start of Solar for All NOLA’s third year of successful clean energy initiatives available for New Orleans homeowners and small businesses through the financial and resiliency benefits of rooftop solar programs. Read the announcement. or visit WWW.SOLARFORALLNOLA.COM
Council District A Office - Joe Giarrusso, Councilmember
Louisiana House District 91 - Mandie Landry
Louisiana House District 98 - Aimee Adatto Freeman
Louisiana Senate District 5 - Karen Carter Peterson
U.S. Congress District 2 - Troy Carter
Orleans Parish Assessors Office
Historic District Landmarks Commission (Carrollton Historic District)
City Council Regular & Committee Meetings (Click on the link for schedules and meeting agendas and to submit public comments)
Carrolltonian: Carrollton Architecure on Instagram
Carrolltonian Press: Vignettes of Historic Carrollton
Town of Carrollton Watch (housing development trends)
NoticeMe (email updates about zoning/land use changes)
RoadWork Nola/Street Repair Maps
One Stop App (view construction/renovation permits)
New Orleans Historical (stories and scholarship about New Orleans and the surrounding area)
Tulane in the Community, Complaints, & Neighborhoood News Archive
Tulane University Police Department (TUPD), 504-865-5200 LSPCA: Humane Law and Rescue, Adoption, Community Clinic
City of New Orleans Neighborhood Engagement (events)
Regional Transit Authority (RTA), maps and schedules, go mobile app
US Environmental Protection Agency (violations)
New Orleans Police Department Website
View UCR Crime Stats, 911 Calls for Service Reports, and Citizen Satisfaction Surveys.
View reported criminal activity in Orleans Parish.
Get cash rewards of up to $2500 for anonymous tips.
NOPD Online, Non-emgency Crime Reporting
Report incidents such as: Property damage, Lost property, Thefts, Auto theft
Tulane University Police Department (TUPD), 504-865-5200
Police Community Advisory Board
Mission and members
NOPD Hot Sheet - crime/nuisance reporting (see downloads below)
2nd District Community meetings calendar: MAX ( Management Analytics for eXcellence weekly meetings); NONPAC ( New Orleans Neighborhood Police Anti-Crime Council monthly meetings)
Department of Public Works, City of New Orleans
Sewerage and Water Board
Resilience & Sustainability , City of New Orleans
Greener, healthier, more earth-friendly Carrollton.
Click here for pictures of neighborhood gardens and gardening resources.
Click here for monthly report on real estate activity in Carrollton
Click here for Maps, Schedules, Fares, Passes, Mobil Apps.
Click here for centers, resoures, more news and announcements.
Click here for a list of Carrollton area Neighborhood Associations
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