Posts In 12/2008
One of the most inspired and inspirational citizens of New Orleans has passed away. Words are just words unless followed with deed and Marshall was one who was full of passionate word and deed.
I last saw Marshall at the gym, he and his wife Miranda were entering as I was leaving. We spoke about the toll the last few years had taken on us physically. We vowed to take better care of ourselves.
Walter Gallas of the National Trust wrote this of Rev Marshall Truehill:
The sudden death of Marshall Truehill is incredibly sad, and a great loss to… (continued)
Last month Mr. Gettridge came to the NCDC meeting to hear the fate of Sister Gertrude Morgan’s House Mr. Gettridge had purchased her home after she passed away many years ago.
The house had floated off it’s piers after the levees broke. And Mr. Gettridge wanted to save some of the roof tiles before it was demolished. Unfortunately because of a communications error he was told he would have time to save them and that the house would be demolished at a later date. This was not to be.
One has to marvel at Mr. Gettridge and not because of… (continued)
Prospect 1 comes to New Orleans and with it a small amount of controversy. But mostly gratitude for the exposure.
It is difficult to make any blanket statements about Prospect 1 other than it is great to see it here and that each piece of art needs to be judged on it’s own merit, or lack thereof.
I am having a hard time deciding what I think of this particular work especially in the context of the work that I have done for the last few years at Squandered Heritage having to fight the City to allow homeowners time to… (continued)
This morning in court extra time was obtained for an elderly man who is facing a city of new orleans house demolition. He is disabled, uses a walker, and will have no place to go if the city demolishes his home, which is what the city is seeking. There are serious legal problems with the pending demolition and it will continue to be challenged.
It would greatly assist the homeowner to have volunteers come over to the house to coordinate some cleaning up and repairs asap. The house has a trumpet vine growing over the roof and down around the… (continued)
Need a haircut? Get one before they tear down Sam’s Barber shop.
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Turns out health care and higher ed will be on the wrong end of Gov. Jindal’s knife this budget season. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine told the TP’s Jan Moller that his department could be looking at cuts of up to $160 million in general-fund spending. Levine expects that most of the cash will come out of the state’s Medicaid budget. Now keep in mind that a quarter of Louisiana’s more than four million residents are Medicaid recipients and that the number is likely to grow as job cuts continue. Also keep in mind Louisiana’s recent ranking as the… (continued)
Here is the latest report on the redevelopment of Charity. Word is this baby is going to take deep pockets and about the length of a presidential term.
State officials expect to spend at least three years finding a developer for Charity Hospital, a facility that has been vacant for more than three years.
“We hope it will be less time rather than more, but we also have to be realistic about the enormity of the project and the other projects going on in the city.â€ said Pam Perkins, general counsel with the state Division of Administration that is overseeing… (continued)
Never has there been a more hollow statement. link
Then couple that with this and we can just forget about any decent development.No Tags (continued)
I was listening to NPR this morning and heard this interview with John Patrick Shanley. It made me wonder if the forces behind the demolition of a New Orleans neighborhood have any doubt. At another point in the interview he say’s “certainty is a closed door”
So there it is on the front page of the paper today
This City has a rich history of mistakes and bad deals. Will they continue to push towards demolishing a neighborhood? And since the LSU portion of the process is situated closer to the downtown will we see a vast urban prairie where… (continued)
Just wondering..It is coming down pretty steadily here.
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There will be a report on WDSU tonight regarding the sidewalk. From what I have heard the City is planning on having them remove the entire length of the sidewalk and if they do not the City wil replace it and charge them for the replacement cost.
I assume this means if there is a sidewalk out there that has craters in it or major damage that makes it unsafe you could paint it and the City will replace it..
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I have been reading a bit about the land aquisition in the LSU/VA footprint. The name Pincus Freidman comes up but trying to research him is a seeming dead end. This is about all you can find in a regular Google search. Perhaps he is the Keyser Soze of real estate. It seems that someone heavily involved in real estate would have left an internet trail.
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I guess the answer would be when they say so
So while Governor Jindal “met” with President Elect Obama the public was refused entrance to a public meeting.
It never ceases to amaze me that the public can be held in such disregard. What are they trying to hide?
Access to a pubic meeting of state legislators was denied to the media and preservationists today. The move appears to violate Louisiana’s public meetings law. Tuesday’s tour had been advertised as a public meeting of a legislative health care subcommittee.No Tags (continued)
I wrote about this house when the City tried to demolish it and later when they tried to make the owners down a fence. And now they want them to take the paint off the sidewalk.
Really? In a City where we don’t have sidewalks or streets for that matter you want them to cover up the paint.No Tags (continued)