West Bank Real Estate Photo of the Week

Street tiles on Alix Street in Algiers Point

I love these old street tiles that can be found throughout Algiers Point.

Dating back to the 1870s, many of the tiles have been lost or damaged over the years, but the remaining tiles are a reminder of a time when street signs weren’t just for cars. These can’t be seen by drivers, but are instead a throw back to the days when more people walked their neighborhoods.

 

ExhibitBe Comes to the West Bank

Exhibit Be

Blurring the lines between graffiti and art, ExhibitBe opened Saturday in Algiers for a one day show. Local street artists have transformed an abandoned apartment complex into one of the most stunning displays of art that I’ve been witness to. The backstory on how ExhibitBe came to be Due to the outstanding response (over 2500…

Fall Activities in Jefferson Parish

Baking class in Jefferson parish

I know the kids are back in school and probably up to their eyeballs in homework already, but there are still plenty of activities being put on by Jefferson Parish Recreation Department that might catch your eye for the fall. Arts and crafts, dance, computer and cooking classes, karate and more are all available through…

Algiers Community Garden Needs Volunteers

Ready to put your green thumb to good use on the West Bank? There’s a community garden in Algiers that’s looking for some help. One of our community gardens is looking for new growers and a new lead gardener.[more]

Wednesdays on the Point Back for 2013

The weather is starting to heat up, but there’s nothing hotter than a couple of brass bands to kick off the 2013 Wednesdays on the Point summer concert series in Algiers Point. The series has a permanent location b[more]

2013 Terrytown Spring Festival

We went to the festival on both Friday and Saturday this year (it continues today from 2-9 pm). The organizers have done a great job of getting some really good musical acts, a variety of food booths, a big selection of [more]

2013 Krewe of Alla Parade

It was a perfect day for a parade – sun shining, warm temps and West Bankers lined up in Terrytown to catch the Krewe of Alla put on a band filled spectacle. We caught the parade right across from the reviewing sta[more]

Krewe of Alla Rolls on the West Bank This Weekend

With a change in both date and route, the Krewe of Alla is taking to the streets of Terrytown and Gretna at noon on Saturday with the theme “Alla Takes Flight”. They were bumped from their normal Sunday parad[more]

West Bank Food Drive to Benefit Second Harvest

October is the month when my thoughts turn to fall and pumpkins, costumes and candy, celebrations and comfort food. What if your family didn’t have enough to eat? There are thousands of people in the area, includin[more]

2012 Gretna Heritage Festival is This Weekend

If you aren’t lucky enough to live in the New Orleans area, there’s a reason that October is a fantastic time to visit. Friday will kick off one of the biggest weekends of the year on the West Bank when the C[more]

Happy Birthday to Petite Cupcakes!

It doesn’t seem like it’s already been a year, but please join us in wishing the lovely ladies at Petite Cupcakes and Events a very happy first birthday. Military owned and operated, with hands-on, local folk[more]

Village Aurora Shopping Center Getting $32M Update

Growing up in Algiers in the 1970s, my very first job was scooping ice cream in Village Aurora Shopping Center. It was a bustling place, full of activity and home to hair salons, a book store, sporting goods store, bouti[more]