I would love to have a IKEA in the city of New Orleans . I moved from Atlanta back to hometown new Orleans this year. Ive shop at IKEA some many time s and I love the store . There so many pl moving to new Orleans plus the taxes is is so ridiculously high and ppl want to have great experiences shopping for there new apartment r home. and they don't want the crazy prices tags for luxury . I love nice things at reasonable price that I can afford on a glam chic fashionista Budget so if you find it in your heart to bring a IKEA to New Orleans I'll be so happy and grateful and I think everyone else will too thank you Angela W .
Corinne Zimmerman, a New Orleans resident who lives by the 17th Street Canal breach site, called me last week. She was one of 125,000 residents and businesses on the east bank of greater New Orleans who had just received a check in the mail.
Ms. Zimmerman - whose husband drowned 12 years ago when the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina - wanted to know why she was receiving a check for $400. Did this mean that the Orleans Levee Board was admitting they were responsible?
The $20 million awarded is a pittance compared to the claimed damages due to the corps' levee building mistakes.
"Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there have been may community discussions debating the viability of removing the overpass, as cities such as San Francisco, Boston and Portland have done. Ultimately, a cocktail of federal grant programs funded a $2.7 million 2013 Livable Claiborne Communities study conducted by Baltimore-based design firm Kittelson & Associates. The study laid out three options for revitalizing the area under the overpass that amounted to essentially: Keep it up; take it down; do something in between. After analyzing the choices, the city decided that the cost of removing the overpass or its on/off-ramps would be prohibitively expensive.
So a coalition of designers, architects, philanthropic groups and city agencies is focusing on leaving the overpass in place, and below it, developing a cultural marketplace. The vision for the Cultural Innovation District is to transform all 19 blocks beneath the elevated expressway along Claiborne Avenue with new green infrastructure, a market with food and art vendors, and exhibit and community event space."
Ousting bad 1960s choices with neighborhood entrepreneurship.
I don't know how reliable this is after so many years of my emailing and Facebook messaging them with no reply, but I finally got a reply from Robért Fresh Market:
"You can expect a new site and online shopping platform very soon. Thank you."
One can hope! :)
I doubt very much that I am the only person in this city that is embarrassed by how truly behind New Orleans is regarding the ability to order groceries online and have them delivered. I suppose the Walmart pick up thing is somewhat of a start but I doubt I'd actually use Walmart for groceries but at least they have lists, which is more than I can say for any of these other services. Instacart, Peapod, Shipt, heck, aliens from space, please come here to New Orleans and give us an efficient online grocery shopping and delivery service! :)
Hi Y'all! This is exactly what we do, minus the internet platform. We ARE your neighbors. I am a New Orleanian and I walk dogs or care for pets when you go out of town. I grocery shop for those who can't for whatever reason. I clean out closets! Change lightbulbs! Plant herbs! Read stories! Pick up your take out! What do you need? Let me know and I will get it done. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-427-7627. Soon to be launching our internet presence, but for locals. Love you NO! I ain't no rabbit but I'll take care of your random tasks. Hope to hear from you soon, and please, spread the word. Margaret
There is a really cool company in Los Angeles that provides a managed service in running errrands. They do dog walking, senior citizen services, house cleaning, and more. The name of the company is Zoom Errands and you can find them at www.zoomerrands.com
The Governor of Louisiana just issued a State of Emergency due to a pumps crisis in New Orleans. Apparently, too many drainage pumps were offline last Saturday when a summer thunderstorm badly flooded portions of the East Bank. Ever since the deluge, Levees.org's civil engineer – H.J. Bosworth Jr – has been the go-to expert for nearly every TV and radio station in the city.
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What an incredible weekend! The Complete Streets Ambassadors, Bike Easy, City of New Orleans, and many volunteers installed a temporary protected bike way on St. Bernard Avenue. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the planning, outreach, and installation!
Learn more: bikeeasy.org/blog/archives/2908/