The Housing Authority of New Orleans is proposing a new affordable housing project on land it owns in the Bywater. The development would have 150 units, 90 of which would be rented at affordable prices. A Texas-based real estate company called ITEX would build and manage the new property in return for subsidies and tax credits.
ARTS & CULTURE
Simply the word gentrification is enough to spark heated debate, especially in a city as steeped in history and as fiercely loyal to its neighborhoods as New Orleans. A young dance troupe is addressing the issue in a singular way. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Jeremy Guyton, youth program director for Dancing Grounds , as well as Akelah Sabreen, a student in the program, into the studio to discuss their upcoming festival, which is called Dance for Social Change. Visit ViaNolaVie for a...
The fallout — and fascination — continue from the massive college admissions scandal . The University of Southern California has "placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme," the school said in a statement on its website. And lawmakers in Congress have already introduced legislation aimed at leveling the playing field for college students. But many of college students say they aren't surprised by the the scheme that involved bribing...
This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans native Albert Woodfox, author of “Solitary: My Journey of Transformation and Hope.” He is the last of the group known as the Angola 3 to be released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. This memoir describes his early life, as well as how he survived more than four decades in solitary confinement, more than any other incarcerated man in America.
FOOD & DINING
Confession time: I’m Irish, I obsess over food and I have long envied the relationship my Italian friends have with their culinary heritage. This always comes to a boil in March, with St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day essentially running together.