Neighborhood-wide meetings: second monday of every month at Warren Easton Charter School: 3019 Canal Street at 6:30PM.

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MCNO Publishes Guide to Citizen Engagement

MCNO has published a guide to citizen engagement. You can download the MCNO Guide to Citizen Engagement or come to the Neighborhood Meeting on April 14th at Warren Easton at 6:30 PM. MCNO President, Jennifer Farwell will present.

Swap Meet NOLA in Mid-City this Sunday

Swap Meet NOLA is an all in one art market, flea market, and farmer’s market, sponsored by the Humane Society.
Swap Meet NOLA is held every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the parking lot of the St. Margaret’s Daughters Home, at 3525 Bienville St.

Neighborhood Meeting Next Monday

MCNO Monthly Meeting

April 14, 2014, 6:00pm

Warren Easton High School

3019 Canal Street

6:00 – 6:30                     Mid-City Meet and Greet

6:30 – 6:35                      Welcome & Announcements

6:35-6:50                        Mid-City Security District and NOPD Action on the S. Alexander Incident

6:50-7:00                        Bayou Boogaloo Jared Zeller

7:00-7:10                       420-422 S. Scott Request to rezone to 4-plex

7:10-7:20                       Greater Bayou St. John

7:20-7:35                       Planning and Zoning in Mid-City Learn what YOU can do

7:30-7:45                        Update on MCNO Action Items

  1. Mid-City and the Middle Belt
  2. Morris Jeff School Construction
  3. Greener Bayou St John Coalition
  4. Comisky Park
  5. VOA Parking Lot

7:45-8:00                          Neighborhood Open Forum

Agenda for February 10th Neighborhood Meeting

MCNO Monthly Meeting
February 10, 2014
Warren Easton High School
3019 Canal Street

6:00 – 6:30 Mid-City Meet and Greet
6:30 – 6:35 Welcome & Announcements
Food provided by Treo
Mid-City Mixer – February 20th at Treo
6:35-6:40 Mid-City Security District

6:40-6:45 Mid-City and the Middle Belt

6:45-6:50 Citywide Noise Ordinance

6:50-6:55 Greener Bayou St. John Coalition

6:55 -7:10 Jamie Wine, Energy Wise Alliance

7:10-7:20 Sean Murray, Southern United Neighborhoods

7:20-7:30 Monica Rowand, Global Green, USA

7:30-7:45 Neighborhood Open Forum

7:45 Meeting Adjourns

See you there!

Mid-City 2013 Porch Crawl!

 

UPDATE: What an enormous success! Please visit our Facebook page to see the photos.

The Mid-City Porch Crawl, conceived in 2009 as a fundraiser for the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, is back for its fifth appearance! This year, the “crawl” will kick off at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub at 3701 Banks Street and is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 with the kickoff party beginning at 5:00pm.

Like its predecessor, the fifth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl will be a delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration (costumes encouraged).  This year New Orleans Rum has partnered with MCNO and our Mid-City Bars to provide New Orleans Rum Cocktails at each Porch.  We will have an extended kickoff party at Finn McCool’s with a Daquiri made by New Orleans Rum.   During the event, revelers will stroll the neighborhood, visiting beautiful and unique Mid-City porches. At each porch, they will socialize, sip cocktails, beer, and wine from local watering holes and sample culinary delights from classic Mid-City eateries. With a different drink and tasty treat on every porch, the evening will truly showcase the best of Mid-City.

Multiple groups will be led on a guided tour of the porches, all of which will be situated within easy strolling distance of one another. Each group will visit every porch, but all at different times to ensure plenty of room for socializing, sipping, and noshing.  The night will continue with an after party at Finn McCool’s where best costume, best cocktail and best decorated porch awards will be presented.

In 2012, more than 150 residents participated in the fourth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl in the beautiful tree lined streets bordered by City Park Ave., Conti, Canal, and N. Alexander.   This year Porch Crawl guests will stroll the streets south of Canal near Finn McCool’s on Banks Street.  Revelers are advised to purchase their tickets early as space will be limited.

All profits from the Porch Crawl support MCNO in its continued efforts to improve our neighborhood for everyone who lives and works here.  Funds raised from the 2012 Porch Crawl allowed MCNO to make the following donations:  Comiskey Park Booster Club, planting of an Oak Tree on Bayou St. John, Warren Easton High School Band and The Mid-City Branch of the New Orleans Library.

To purchase tickets, follow the PayPal link, or email events@mcno.org. Tickets are $35 in advance for MCNO members or $45 for non-members.  On the day of the event, any remaining tickets will be $50.00.

Comisky Park Fund Raiser and Blues Music at DMAC’s

Dmacs Bar and Grill, 542 S. Jeff Davis (D’Hemecourt and S Jeff Davis), has a great blues band playing next Saturday, 8/31: the $5 cover will be donated to the Comisky Park Booster Club. The proceeds will help pay for uniforms, the after school feeding program and the literacy program. The Comisky Park Booster Club and Volunteer Coaches work with the kids 7 days a week and need our help.

The band at Dmacs is called the Organ Trio; please thank Dmacs manager Maria Villalobos for hosting this fundraiser. See you there!

Recap from last night’s Neighborhood Meeting

MCNO Monthly Meeting

August 12, 2013

Warren Easton High School

3019 Canal Street

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM         Mid-City Meet and Greet

Blue Oak BBQ sponsored tonight’s meeting and provided a delicious taste of what they hope to provide to Mid-Citizens out of their proposed location on Bienville and Bernadotte (formerly Yang’s PoBoys).

6:30 PM – 6:50 PM         Welcome & Announcements

-          MCSD Updates with Jim Olsen – MCSD is working on a new website that will provide more user friendly information and track area crime trends.

-          Crime Prevention with officer Kristi Johnson – crime trends in the area are primarily car burgleries where cars were left unlocked. Also, cell phones stolen from citizens walking on the street with their cell phone out who are not paying attention. Officer Johnson will provide regular updates to the neighborhood on crime prevention.

-         Mid-City Market Update with Bonnie – Mid-City Market is open with the exception of a few additional stores which will be rolling out in the next few weeks.

-         5th Annual Mid-City Porch Crawl Saturday October 19th at Finn McCools – Planning committee has secured sponsorship from New Orleans Rum. Mark your calendars, this is going to be a record breaking year.

-         Food Truck Rally Finn McCools Labor Day Weekend September 1 and 2 with My House

-         Tulane Ave Initiative with Josef Wright – Media blitz this weekend on efforts to improve Tulane Ave. The Mid-City Business association is taking a hard stance on the issue and working with police and city government to curtail illegal activity. Their next monthly meeting will be held on 8/19/13 at GNO Credit Union, 2812 Canal St, NOLA 70119. Cm. Jackie Clarkson will address the Tulane initiative at this meeting. The Times Picayune had a front page article about prostitution and drugs on Tulane Ave ( and how crime is keeping new businesses away from Tulane Ave) in the 8/11 edition. The MCBA asked the Times Picayune to do the story and will have updates on the progress to reduce this problem.

6:50 PM – 7:05 PM         Floodless New Orleans! with Jonathan Henderson of the Gulf Restoration Network – provided information about the City’s plans to reduce flooding in the long term.

7:05 PM – 7:20 PM          501 S. Bernadotte Development with B. Wright 501 S. Burnadotte PlansInteriorLocation

Proposed restaurant near St. Patrick Park bounded by S. Bernadotte, Baudin and 1-10/Julia. Near neighbors are concerned about parking and the scale of the proposed restaurant. Other concerns include the open air deck for dining, residents site increased noise. Developer presented his plans and comments and questions were addressed. MCNO will take a formal position on this matter at its next board meeting at the end of the month. Currently, MCNO is accepting comments related to this proposal at president@mcno.org. Download City Planning Commission Opinion.

  • Current zoning: Light Industrial/Inner City Urban Corridor; Proposed Use: Restaurant
  • Requested Variances/Waivers:
    • Floor Area Ratio (permitted 1.0, proposed 1.97)
    • Off-Street Parking (required 21, proposed 0)
    • Off-Street Loading (required 1, proposed 0)

7:20 PM – 7:30 PM          4740 Canal Street Renovation – conversion of gas station to Hooka Cafe

Construction has begun to relocate the Hooka Cafe (currently on Carrollton and Palmyra). Plans are under design review as it is located in the Inner Urban Corridor. 4740 Plans4740 Canal Permit Review Letter

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM          Neighborhood Open Forum

7:45 PM                               Meeting Adjourn

 

Tulane Ave Initiative

The Mid-City Business Association has started an initiative to clean up Tulane Ave and they have already made a noticeable impact. This weekend, that progress was highlighted in a series of articles published by the Times Picayune.

Once-bustling Tulane Avenue is a hub for prostitution and crime, hindering its revival, August 9, 2013

Even as new Mid-City hospitals rise, Tulane Ave’s past hinders its renaissance, August 10, 2013

New Orleans’ Tulane Avenue real estate market heating up, but not as fast as some expected, August 10, 2013

In the era of social media, Tulane Avenue’s streetwalkers are a relic of the past, August 10, 2013

A one-night stay at the Capri Motel: ‘It’s a rowdy crowd sometimes’, August 10, 2013

Evacuteer Training in Mid-City

The Evacuteer group is looking to hold a traning event in Mid-City. The Evacuteer organization was hired by the City to assist with the City’s mandatory evacuation program. They rely on neighbors in the area to staff the evacuation locations in our City to ensure a speedy and efficient evacuation.

Mid-City’s evacuation spot is at Warren Easton. For more information visit their website: http://evacuteer.org/evacuteer-training-program

If you are interested in volunteering for Mid-City, please email president@mcno.org

Thanks!

NOLA Green Roots Class Schedule

For those of you who are not familiar with NOLA Green Roots, it is an urban farm and community garden with a mission that goes far beyond growing food.  For the past 5 years, NOLA Green Roots has grown to be a resources to neighbors who want to learn about keeping chickens, composting with worms, or even making beer.

Check out the NOLA Green Roots schedule of events, classes and workshops. There is something almost every night of the week this month and you can be assured that one of them will appeal to you.

Some of the classes coming up this month include: Composting, making paper out of okra, Japanese eggplant cooking class, beer making, Ask and Urban Farmer series, and Kids Village – “Kids pick dinner”.

Do yourself a favor and get on their mailing list today! See you there.