News for August 2015

Tax break approved for North Rampart hotel project

Tax break approved for North Rampart hotel project

August 26, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor August 26, 2015 Developers looking to build a 200,000-square-foot extended stay hotel that would occupy an entire block of North Rampart Street have been granted a tax break to help move the project forward, but … Read More »

City planning commission turns down 26-story hotel

City planning commission turns down 26-story hotel

August 25, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor August 25, 2015 New Orleans planning officials today turned down a proposed 26-story hotel and condo proposed for the 100 block of Royal Street near the Central Business District. Developer Angelo Farrell is s… Read More »

City Council overrides Planning Commission on Virgin Hotel

City Council overrides Planning Commission on Virgin Hotel

August 24, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor August 24, 2015 A project that would bring a new Virgin Hotel property to a downtown surface parking lot a block from Poydras Street has been granted approval by the New Orleans City Council. The council last … Read More »

NOPD PARTNERS WITH NEW ORLEANS POLICE AND JUSTICE FOUNDATION TO  INCREASE PRIVATE SECURITY CAMERAS IN CRIME HOT SPOTS

NOPD PARTNERS WITH NEW ORLEANS POLICE AND JUSTICE FOUNDATION TO INCREASE PRIVATE SECURITY CAMERAS IN CRIME HOT SPOTS

August 20, 2015 Latest News

Today, the NOPD and the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) announced a new initiative that aims to increase the number of private security cameras in crime hot spots across the city. Adopt-A-Block works with churches, businesses and ho… Read More »

Spirit Airlines adds nonstop flights from New Orleans

Spirit Airlines adds nonstop flights from New Orleans

August 12, 2015 Latest News

Spirit Airlines will begin nonstop, daily flights from Louis Armstrong International Airport to Las Vegas beginning in November, the company said today. The new service begins Nov. 13. It brings the total number of Spirit nonstop flights to six de… Read More »

10 years after Katrina, New Orleans' tourism industry reborn

10 years after Katrina, New Orleans' tourism industry reborn

August 12, 2015 Latest News

By: The Associated Press August 11, 2015  Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the city’s tourism has not only rebounded. It’s practically been reinvented. New Orleans had just 3.7 million visitors in 2006, the fi… Read More »

Canal Street bottleneck for RTA streetcar work ends

Canal Street bottleneck for RTA streetcar work ends

August 12, 2015 Latest News

By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The bottleneck that has gripped one of Canal Street's busiest intersections for the past month while crews install a new streetcar track is over, the Regional Transit Authority has announc… Read More »

Piazza d'Italia site redevelopment nets five proposals

Piazza d'Italia site redevelopment nets five proposals

August 6, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor August 6, 2015  The city of New Orleans will weigh the merits of five development groups proposing a redevelopment plan for a pair of city-owned surface parking lots surrounding the Piazza d’Italia in … Read More »

Ace Hotel to open in New Orleans Warehouse District

Ace Hotel to open in New Orleans Warehouse District

August 4, 2015 Latest News

By Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Ace Hotel will open a new location in New Orleans' Warehouse District in mid-2016, the company announced Tuesday (August 4). It confirmed rumors that began after the Domain Companies bought … Read More »

Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman to play intimate house concerts to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman to play intimate house concerts to benefit Habitat for Humanity

August 3, 2015 Latest News

By Alison Fensterstock, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Randy Newman are scheduled to perform a pair of intimate concerts at the end of August to benefit the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, both at private … Read More »

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