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Great Exclamations: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) Announces Marigny Show

Dance-punk band !!! (known audibly as Chk Chk Chk) is celebrating legal drinking status, as the critically acclaimed band marks its 21st year on the music scene with an international summer/fall tour. On Friday (6.23), the New York-based crew announced that they will drop by NOLA for a show along St. Claude Ave. this fall.  


Abandoned Marigny Church to Begin Conversion into Hotel & Event Space

The abandoned St. Peter & Paul Church and School in the Marigny will take its biggest step in its long-awaited conversion into a 71-room hotel and event space. In a letter provided to neighbors of the property, located at 2317 Burgundy St. between Marigny and Mandeville, construction is set to begin on the extensive renovation this week. 

Overnight Crime Report: Marigny Mugging, Unclassified Death

In a pleasant respite, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) only noted two incidents in the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Thursday (4.14). The Department responded to a mugging in the Marigny and an unclassified death.

Parade Planner: Downtown Irish Club St. Patrick's Day Parade

Following almost two weeks of Irish events, it’s easy to forget that there’s still one more day to celebrate. Today (3.17), is actually St. Patrick’s Day. There is one more procession left, the legendary Downtown Irish Club Parade.

Glyphs from the Gras

Carnival Photo Recap

On Monday (2.08) the party started and contunuedd through into Mardi Gras. There really is no way to do justice to New Orleans' Carnival celebration. Fat Tuesday simply must be experienced for yourself. However, NoDef's  Paulo Steven Diniz sacrificed safety and liver alike to embed amongst the crowds and bring y'all some snapshots of the big fete.

Person of Interest Sought in St. Claude Stickup

The New Orleans Police Department continued their policy of aggressively seeking “persons of interest” today. These individuals are not classified as suspects, but rather as potential sources of information in a case. In this case, the case involves a woman mugged at an ATM on the 2400 block of St. Claude.

Shooting on Decatur

Decatur is getting dangerous. Early on Wednesday (1.06) morning, a man was shot in the leg just past the the strip’s intersection with Elysian Fields Avenue according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Marigny Porch Robbery

Crime continued in the Marigny early on Thursday (12.24) morning, This time a couple was robbed at gunpoint in the midst of the peaceful downtown neighborhood tradition of chilling-on-the-porch according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

St. Claude Stickup

Crime struck during prime time in the heart of the Marigny’s gentrified entertainment strip. A woman was carjacked right off of St. Claude Avenue on Saturday (12.13) evening according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Place Names

My Neighborhood Is So Cool It Doesn't Have A Name

Many urban neighborhoods, such as the Garden District in New Orleans or Chelsea in Manhattan, have clearly defined boundaries upon which the vast majority of residents agree.

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