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Everything is Coming Up Roses at Capdevielle

 Robert Thompson has been on a mission.   The once neglected Capdevielle Place has received much love and attention from neighbors rallied by Robert.  Today, roses and palms became the stars of Capdevielle Place in the round centerpiece of the pocket park.   Check out the photos and a statement from Robert Thompson  below: “Things are [...]

Fair Grounds Helps Neighborhood

The Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots has allowed the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association to use its Black Gold room for quarterly general membership meetings for many years.   Know too that the Fair Grounds donated red beans and rice along with an assortment of large freshly baked cookies to Faubourg St. John‘s Feed the [...]

Bicycle Vending on Esplanade Could Get Love in Triangles if Machines Scaled Down

photos courtesy Google Street View Bicycle Vending on Esplanade   Bike Share Update – Transportation Committee 2.22.17   Recently, Robert Thompson, a long time Faubourg St. John resident, highlighted the new Bike Share program promoted by the City of New Orleans. You can read more about Robert’s concerns and the proposed plan in the link [...]

Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First

Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First   The officers in the First District of the New Orleans Police Department received a special treat courtesy of the Ruby Slipper. The officers had the opportunity to feast on shrimp and grits with biscuits from the Ruby Slipper. Many thanks to The Ruby Slipper [...]

900 Bags of Potato Chips Tossed to the Feed the First Initiative by Zapp’s

900 Bags of Potato Chips Tossed to the Feed the First Initiative by Zapp’s click on any photo for a larger view For the 8th year, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association (FSJNA) will feed officers at the First District Police Station during Mardi Gras weekend from Saturday through Fat Tuesday. During that time, the [...]

Pedal Power Advocate Raises Concerns about Commericial Bicycle Rentals in Neighborhood Parks

Pedal Power Advocate Raises Concerns about Commericial Bicycle Rentals by Parks by Robert Thompson Bicycles are great, we need to encourage their use and I applaud movement toward expanded use. However, the Bike Share program may not be the on-target program best suited to do this. Social Bicycles INC is a business that will be [...]

City Takes Action on Flooding Problem on Bayou Road

CITY TAKES ACTION ON FLOODING PROBLEM photos courtesy Robert Thompson During the recent cleanup at Kruttschnitt Park organized by Robert Thompson, several volunteers noted that the storm drain was full of debris. Robert Thompson followed up with the City. Flooding at North Dorgenois and Bayou Road during rain events has been mitigated…for now. Robert said, [...]

It’s Easy to Forget that Broad is part of U.S. Hwy 90

Sent in by Robert Thompson The Old Spanish Trail (never really a Spanish Trail) passes right in front of Faubourg St. John. We sometimes forget N. Broad is US 90. http://drivetheost.com/   http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/resurrecting-the-original-road-trip-on-americas-ghost-highway Resurrecting the Original Road Trip on America’s Ghost Highway By Sarah Laskow AUGUST 07, 2015 A piece of the Old Spanish Trail, [...]

Be a Rock-n-Roll Volunteer THIS Weekend

Race Day is THIS weekend 190 more volunteers are needed for this weekend’s event. Here is the list of available shifts and number of volunteers needed: Thursday Expo Setup – Convention Center Hall J 1pm(may be finished earlier) (10 vols needed) Unboxing athlete shirts and placing in large bins according to size. NO heaving lifting. [...]

TAKE A TOUR OF FAUBOURG ST. JOHN

Capture New Orleans from a different perspective. Kayak on Bayou St. John as we guide you along our historic waterway running through the city. We’ll keep with the pace of the city—nice and easy, taking in the southern scenery, hospitality and weather. The bayou itself was a key component in establishing our city. The Native [...]

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