What's Up Downtown
23 December 2016 Issue

The DDD would like to wish all our Downtown NOLA partners a very safe and Happy Holidays. In observance of the holiday season, the DDD office will be closed Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2. Normal operating hours will occur on all other days.

Public Safety Team Holiday Hours:

DDD Public Safety Rangers
Saturday, December 24 10a-6p
Sunday, December 25 closed
Saturday, December 31 10a-6p.
All other days, 10am to 10pm
(Rangers may be reached at (504) 415-1730 or rangers@downtownnola.com)

DDD Private Security (Pinnacle)
Sunday thru Saturday, 4p-8a
(Security may be reached at (504) 415-1730)

Sunday thru Saturday, 24 hours per day
If there is an emergency, please call 911.

RELIVE 2016 Canal Street: Home for the Holidays Highlights

The DDD would like to thank everyone who came out to share in the joy of the season in Downtown New Orleans. Once again, thousands turned out to experience the magic of the holidays Downtown. Click on the links below to view the video highlights and relive the merriment.

A special thank you to all our sponsors for their support and partnership in making this year's celebration magnificent. 

We look forward to seeing everyone next year! But holiday fun is not over.

Visit  downtownnola.com/downtownnolaholidays   for a list of events.

Reveillon in Downtown NOLA

Reveillon (REH-vee-on). A Creole tradition from the mid-1800s where New Orleans' finest restaurants serve up decadent four-course holiday feasts with all the trimmings. Nightly, now - December 31. Click here for a list of Downtown participating restaurants.

 Art Downtown


CAC's 40 Days of Giving
Now - December 31

Your gift to the Contemporary Arts Center sustains bold presentations in visual and performing arts, enriches programs that serve our communities of artists, students, families, and art lovers, and ensures sustainability of the CAC's operations and one-of-a-kind building. Visit CAC's website and social media channels for highlights of the CAC's past year!

Holiday Shopping at The Stacks
Now - December 31

Visit The Stacks and the Cafe at the CAC to enjoy a unique selection of greeting cards, prints, books, magazines, coffee, and all sorts of goodies. View Holiday Hours

LeMieux Galleries
Shirley Rabe Masinter
"Louisiana Living"

Mary Lee Eggart
"Circles of Prayer"

Now - Dec. 31

Reception with the artists:  Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6-8pm
Luna Fete Special Reception Saturday, Dec 10 from 5-7pm
332 Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
Artist - Peter Sarkisian
Title of show - Recent Video Works
Description - Video projection installations
Now -  Dec. 31
Artist ::: Carmon Colangelo
Title of show - Here Be Dragons
Description - New monotype relief prints
Now -  Dec. 31

400A Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits


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.


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 in the Palm of Your Hands

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.


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


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.


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


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.