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The Drifter

Dip Into New Orleans’ Hottest Pool Party

The Drifter Hotel is not an easy place to find if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Tucked away on a confusing portion of Tulane Avenue not far from the Courthouse, it’s very close to the Brown Derby gas station that used to be stomping grounds for patrons of New Orleans' seedy underbelly. The once desolate area is slowly morphing into an up-and-coming corridor. In the last six months, several of the dilapidated, flea-ridden, pimp-frequented hotels that locals have long been accustomed to driving quickly by on Tulane have been purchased by investors who plan to bring back a 70’s feel, under the guise of trendy boutique hotels that hope to lure the sort of young, hip, bohemian transplants who previously would have only found themselves on the Avenue to make a court date, if then. 

Overnight Crime Report: Shooting, Stabbing, Carjacking

Only three crimes made the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Friday (4.22), but one incident was a double shooting. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) also reported a stabbing and a carjacking.

Not Fare

A local cabbie has much bigger problems than competition from Uber. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are on the hunt for a dastardly duo accused of holding up one the city’s livery drivers on Wednesday (10.07) night.

Treo Brings Cocktails, Grub & Gallery to Tulane Avenue

Still in the soft opening phase, the latest venture from the owners of Finn McCool’s is bringing craft cocktails to Tulane Avenue. Treo (3835 Tulane Avenue) opened the bar, restaurant and art gallery quietly on January 26. Owners Steve and Pauline Patterson are still preparing the kitchen for their grand opening, slated for Friday, February 7. 

Missing Mid-City Mother Sought

by Mary Kilpatrick

New Orleans police are searching for a 30-year-old woman last seen in Mid-City Wednesday afternoon. Police say Khristy Kenya Smith was last seen leaving her residence in the 4300 block of Tulane Ave. around 1:30 p.m.

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