What's Up Downtown
14 October 2016 Issue
#DOWNTOWN NOLA NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME


Please join the DDD Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Lafayette Square and meet our public safety team which includes our DDD NOPD Detail Officers, Public Safety Rangers and our new Private Security Patrol managed by Pinnacle Security & Investigations. Free food and entertainment! See you there! 

NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL 2016


The 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival continues now through next week. Closing the festival on Thursday, October 20 is a special 25th Anniversary showing of the recently re-mastered historic feature, Daughters of the Dust. The DDD is proud to sponsor this year's Cinema Reset. For a full schedule visit www.neworleansfilmsociety.org.  

2016 CRESCENT CITY BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL


Taj Mahal, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Tucka, The Suffers, Tab Benoit and Nikki Hill are among the featured performers at the 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Oct. 14-16 in New Orleans' Lafayette Square Park. Admission is free!

PARK(ing) DAY NOLA


The DDD invites all Downtown residents, workers and business owners in celebrating PARK(ing) Day NOLA, Friday, October 21 from 10am to 4pm. Several creative design teams and their concepts will transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. Click here to see highlights of PARK(ing) Day NOLA 2015. Several metered parking spaces scattered throughout Downtown New Orleans will be transformed into "parklets." Many talented local artists, designers, architects, urban planners and local activists submitted design proposals to be constructed for this year's PARK(ing) Day NOLA. Click here for a map of the various installations.

Roadwork.nola.gov
 

The City of New Orleans has launched a revamped roadwork.nola.gov online tool, allowing residents to search by their address to get block-by-block details on planned, active and completed infrastructure improvements across the city. The revamped roadwork.nola.gov web site shows ongoing coordination on road, water, sewer and drainage construction by the City's Department of Public Works (DPW) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWB). The City will update projects bi-monthly, providing residents with the most accurate view of infrastructure improvements occurring across New Orleans.

 Art Downtown



LeMieux Galleries
 
Uncommon Materials
Now - October 29
 
332 Julia St.
Click here for a listing of exhibits.


Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
 
MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITION
Artist - Margaret Evangeline
Title of show - The Invisible Side of the Universe
Description - New, post-minimalist paintings
Opens - September 24  
Closes - October 29 
 
CENTRE GALLERY EXHIBITION
Artist - Adam Mysock
Title of show - What is Not Us
Description - New revisionist-Art Historical paintings
Closes - October 29 
 
400A Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for Downtown




Picayune Pl.

Picayune Pl., between Natchez and Gravier streets closed to vehicular traffic with no on-street parking, during work hours while crews perform exploratory excavation work. Due to underground utility conflicts, the Sewerage and Water Board must redesign placement of the new waterline prior to installation. Once exploratory excavation work is completed, the street will be temporarily asphalted and open to vehicular traffic until waterline replacement work begins.
 
Waterline replacement work is expected to be complete sometime this summer. During this time Picayune Pl., between Natchez and Gravier streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic with no on-street parking, during work hours.

For more information about these projects, or to sign up for regular e-mail status updates on the FEMA-funded Waterline Replacement Program, contact Kristen Sawyer at  kksawyer@nola.gov or 504-658-8483.


TRAFFIC COORDINATION MAP 

View Areas Impacted by Construction

 

City of New Orleans Department of Public Works has traffic coordination maps for the major portions of the City that are currently being impacted by construction including Downtown New Orleans. Visit www.nola.gov/dpw/traffic-coordination to view them. The maps are updated every 2 weeks.

 

DOWNTOWN NOLA APP

Downtown in the Palm of Your Hands

Download the free Downtown NOLA Mobile App featuring the Downtown guide, SafeWalk and ways to communicate directly with the DDD about Downtown matters. Download now by clicking on one of the links below to have Downtown NOLA in the palm of your hand.

ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO THE DDD WEBSITE

Downtown organizations may register and add their company and/or event to the site for freeClick here to begin your post. 

 

Don't miss this opportunity to let us help promote you!

 

And be sure to follow us on Twitter @DDDNewOrleans & Instagram @DDDNewOrleans and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DowntownNola


SAFECAMNOLA.COM 

Register Your Security Camera with NOPD to Help Fight Crime

 

If you own a security camera in New Orleans, you can now register it with NOPD to help detectives solve crimes in your neighborhood and provide strong evidence to put offenders away. 

 

The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, in partnership with the NOPD, launched a new online service called Safecam NOLA.  The program allows residents and business owners to register their security cameras with New Orleans Police. The SafecamNOLA project is an expansion of "Safecam8," which was an on-line program that Downtown residents and business owners in the Eighth Police District have been using for years to register their cameras with Eighth District police.  The 1,302 8th District cameras that are in that system are now included in the citywide SafecamNOLA system.  

 

Please visit www.SafecamNOLA.com to enroll today.

 
RECYCLING BINS BEING DELIVERED DOWNTOWN

Glass Recycling Included 

Citizens in Downtown New Orleans can call 311 to request delivery of the blue recycling bins if their property is eligible for collection by the City.
 
Residents and small businesses can recycle paper, small metals, cardboard and plastics (#1-#7) on Tuesday of each week. Glass will be collected on Thursday.
 
Collection of recyclable materials operated by Empire Services. For more information visit www.nola.gov

RTA INCREASED BUS SERVICE


The RTA Board of Commissioners has increased bus service by over 11 percent to support more job access and make weekend and late evening travel more convenient. Click here for the new schedule.
 
These changes include 5am start times and 24 hour service on many routes used by commuters to access Downtown employment centers, education facilities, and medical care.
 
These service enhancements are designed to restore weekend service in many areas, improve neighborhood access, provide connectivity to major transit lines, and increase frequency on many lines. Additionally, an express line has been added to the Louis Armstrong International Airport to provide access to jobs at the airport and at the new terminal construction site.