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

Please Join Us for the Eighth Annual Mid-City Porch Crawl!

Friday, October 21, 2016
Mid City Yacht Club
(440 S St Patrick St, New Orleans, LA 70119)

Mid-City Porch Crawl Tickets

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) is proud to host the eighth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl, a delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration. This year’s event will be held at Mid City Yacht Club (where the kick-off party will begin). What is more New Orleans than gathering on the front porch, the true foundation of any home in the city?

This signature event provides plenty of time for socializing, sipping and supping and gives you an opportunity to meet your neighbors and have a lot of fun while you show support for the community and its recognized booster organization. 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.

Revelers are advised to purchase their tickets early as space will be limited. Advance tickets are $40 each for members, $50 each for non-members, and $25 each for designated drivers (designated driver tickets do not include alcohol). All tickets purchased on the day of the event will be an additional $10 each.

The MCNO Porch Crawl is our organization’s annual fundraiser and the primary source of funding for MCNO’s general operating costs and activities. MCNO also directs a substantial portion of Porch Crawl profits directly toward Mid-City community projects and non-profit organizations.

In previous years, projects that the Porch Crawl and its sponsors have funded include youth volleyball programs, Comisky Park improvements, planting of an Oak Tree on Bayou St. John, the Warren Easton High School Band, Mid-City New Orleans Library projects and more. This year, we have also used Porch Crawl funds to have the electrical boxes in Mid-City painted with beautiful murals proven to deter graffiti artists. The Porch Crawl also lets us apply for grants that we award to others. In the past few years, we directed an $85,000 grant towards the completion of the Lafitte Greenway, and applied for capacity building initiatives to help other non-profits. Your sponsorship funds these efforts.

Support Your Neighborhood through AmazonSmile

Looking for a way to give back directly to your neighborhood? It’s super easy with AmazonSmile.  Click here to set your AmazonSmile account to support MNCO. You will gain access to tens of millions of products that are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

MCNO is looking to expand their fundraising opportunities in order to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life for Mid-Citizens. Supporting MCNO through AmazonSmile is easy to do and will help improve Mid-City as a great place to live, work and play!

 

MCNO Reimbursing Residents for Crime Cameras

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is reimbursing Mid-City Residents for the purchase of crime cameras focused on public rights-of-way. MCNO still has funds available for this program, and the cameras residents have previously purchased through the program have already caught several crimes on tape! If you are interested in purchasing a crime camera contact us at camera@mcno.org to learn more details and the program requirements.

Looking for Code Enforcement or Curious About a Blighted Property? Our Resource Page can Help!


Both MCNO and the City encourage Mid-City residents to participate in the blight enforcement and remediation process. The City’s program works slowly, but if neighbors don’t speak out against it, we’ll never get anywhere.

To help you report and track blighted properties that are still marring your neighborhood, we have collected an assortment of resources and links. To visit our resource page, which includes a calendar of properties going through Code Enforcement, CLICK HERE

MCNO Anti-Crime Camera Program

MCNO has received a grant from the Mid-City Security District in the amount of $9,500 for an anti-crime camera program. The intent of the program is to increase the inventory of residential anti-crime cameras throughout the Mid-City Neighborhood boundaries.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be residents of the Mid-City Neighborhood who will install a crime camera on their primary home on or after January 1, 2015.
  2. Cameras must be registered with NOPD’s SafeCams program;
  3. Cameras must be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year;
  4. Cameras must have infrared night vision and be able to capture images after dark;
  5. Recording feature must have storage capability for a minimum 7 day history;
  6. Owners must sign and comply with MCSD Participation Agreement available on the MCNO website.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please send an email with your name, address, telephone and email to camera@mcno.org.

 

I Love Mid-City, Sign Me Up!

Thank you for your support! MCNO is reorganizing to make it easier to get involved, and we want your help!

Fill out the form below if you have an interest in getting involved.

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MCNO Board of Directors Election Results

Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) membership re-elected six members of its Board of Directors to additional two-year terms at its December 14, 2015 meeting, including Graham Bosworth, Brad Cousins, Mary Kelly-Swafford, Emily Leitzinger, Roux Merlo, and Debra Voelker. The remaining five Board positions will be up for election in December of 2016.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Mid-City New Orleans. MCNO is made up of its Members and a governing volunteer Board of Directors. Directors serve two-year terms and are expected to attend monthly board and general membership meetings, as well as other community and committee meetings on an ad hoc basis.

Public Hearing Draft Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Released

The City Planning Commission has released the July 2014 Public Hearing Draft of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and Maps. These documents are posted on the CPC’s website and should be delivered to the New Orleans Public Libraries by Monday, July 28. The City Planning Commission has tentatively scheduled public hearings for Tuesday, August 26th and Tuesday, September 9th, with a possible third hearing date to be determined.  In addition to speaking at the public hearing, you may submit written comments.

Visit the City Planning Commission’s web page to review the draft.

MCNO will accept written comments at its August meeting, or you may send written comments to:

CPCinfo@nola.gov

OR

Executive Director Robert D. Rivers
City Planning Commission
1300 Perdido Street Suite 7W03
New Orleans, LA 70112

Community Meeting on Middle Belt Railroad

Get the latest on the dangerous freight rail proposed for our neighborhoods.

Learn about the NEPA process, what happens next, and how you can take action.

Talk about what a freight rail carrying hazardous material means for your health, safety, home, business and community.

COMMUNITY MEETING
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7pm
Esperanza School, 4407 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans
Coalition United Against the Middle Belt
We Won’t Be Railroaded
Join us on We Won’t Be Railroaded on FACEBOOK

 

Help us spread the word!

Please join us as we distribute postcards door to door in the impacted area of Mid-City.

1pm, Sunday, August 3rd, St Patrick Park.

Please RSVP via email

wewontberailroaded@gmail.com

Mid-City Crime Walk Wednesday, July 30th

The 3rd District Anti-Crime Walk for July 2014 will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6pm in the Mid-City Neighborhood. We encourage all residents, civic groups/associations and businesses in the neighborhood to join us, participate and express their concerns regarding crime and safety in the neighborhood. The route is as follows:

Start: St Patrick Playground (S. St. Patrick St. @ Baudin St.)

Lakebound on Baudin St. to S. Bernadotte St.

Right on S. Bernadotte St. to Banks St.

Right on Banks St. to S. Alexander St.

Right on S. Alexander St. to Baudin St.

Right on Baudin St. to S. St. Patrick St.

End: St Patrick Playground

 

Provide your input on blight in your neighborhood! Attend a code enforcement hearing on a property near you!

Code enforcement hearings are open to the public, and community members with any relevant information about a property or property owner are encouraged to attend meetings for properties in their area and offer their testimony. Neighbors are most directly affected by blighted conditions and thus neighbors who attend these hearings can change outcomes in Code Enforcement hearings.

To find out which properties in Mid-City are on upcoming Code Enforcement hearing dockets and to learn more about the blight-fighting process, visit our page about upcoming blight hearings here.