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Sidney's Saloon & the Faces of a Changing Neighborhood, Part Two

Part Two of a Two Part Series. Read Part One Here.

Gentle reader, the force of a river issues from the constituent dewdrop. And so too, the sweeping movements of a society take shape from the amalgamated desires of single brains. Brains with faces, desire for drink. Last week I saw some of those faces in the Seventh Ward. Working class folks. New transplants. But much remained to be seen in the new complexity that gathers in our changing neighborhoods. My friends, I am returned a second time to hear a new perspective from an older voice at Sidney’s Saloon.   

Drinking Culture

Sidney's Saloon & the Faces of a Changing Neighborhood, Part One

Part One of a Two Part Series

Gentle reader, local bars are the eyes of a neighborhood. We see new faces and old through the windows, hear the talk on the sidewalk tables. And then we know something about where we have arrived. But neighborhoods are changing, and too quickly for some. I am no politico, no activist – not really a journalist. I’m a barfly. I went to a bar to see. So it was that I passed a couple of evenings this week in the 7th Ward, looking on new eyes in an old face at Sidney's Saloon.

NOPD Seeks Shoplifting Suspects

You can’t always take it with you. Elliot Hammond allegedly attempted to rob a store on Claiborne, but accidentally left behind his ID card. And on St. Bernard, a trio of midnight marauders robbed the Circle H Meat Market.

Feds Hunt for Bald Eagle Killer

A bald eagle was killed in St. Bernard Parish last week. Now, the feds are on the hunt for the assassin of freedom. According to a bulletin released Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the bald eagle was found dead April 4 outside a fire station at Highway 300 and Bayou Road near Verret.

SE Louisiana Leaders Urge Protection, Cooperation at Hurricane Summit

by Chase Lowenstein

The lingering effects of Hurricane Isaac are prompting local leaders to sign a pledge to help each other out on the dotted line. Today, Parish Presidents met to announce their Storm Defense Compact, a ten point system that will appropriate funds and use them to further protect Parishes from flooding. The new plan is said to be complimentary to the state's Coastal Master Plan.

1 Dead in Quadruple Shooting

One man was killed and three women were injured in a shooting in the St. Bernard area on Saturday night, according to New Orleans police. The 34-year-old man, whose name was withheld because family wasn't notified, was found dead on the sidewalk when police arrived in the 1500 block of Lafreniere St. just after 11 p.m. A 25 year-old woman was wounded in the wrist, while a 22-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound in the leg. The third woman, who police said is unidentified, was shot in the shoulder. All three women were in stable condition following the incident.

Blight of Fancy

Hypothetical Development Organization Renews How they Wanna

Many an idle driver wanders around New Orleans appreciating the city’s old buildings for they fit in the landscape. At times, even the decay seems to be set in place on purpose. Yet, the work of a new organization shows that to bike down thoroughfares like St. Claude Ave. or Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. and  hypothesize the future of the St. Roch market, the old department store fronts and locked parks is to re-imagine those places as something new.

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