Parkway Bakery is greening its parking lot and installing innovative stormwater management systems to prepare for the Greenway's opening directly across the street this summer. Jay Nix, Parkway owner (and Friends of Lafitte Corridor Board member), says that "Parkway is going the green way," pun intended. Where the parking lot was once the forgotten back of the building facing a vacant strip of land, it will now be the front yard for people walking and biking the Greenway. Jay want his business to embrace the Greenway, to be green, beautiful, and inviting.read more
A Community Forum - Hosted by Bike Easy, Presented by Entergy, Supported by Bike Law
Bicycling, walking and transit in New Orleans has come a long way. In this panel discussion, we’ll hear from bicycle, walking and mobility community leaders about where we’ve come from and their vision for the future. Led by Sophie Harris of Friends of Lafitte Corridor, panelists will kick off a discussion about how far we’ve come and what is coming next.
Sophie Harris, Friends of the Lafitte Corridor – Moderator
Doctor Eric Griggs
Rachel Heiligman, Ride New Orleans
Jennifer Ruley, Louisiana Public Health Institute
Charlie Thomas, Bike Law Louisiana
- Improving the walking and bicycling network by increasing connectivity
- Health, economic and community benefits of active transportation
- Priority projects and future funding sources
- Community involvement and reducing ‘bikelash’
- What’s next to make New Orleans a world-class bicycling city?
Participants will break into small groups, moderated by Bike Easy volunteers to dream up what we think bicycling can be in the future. Your group feedback will be integrated into Bike Easy’s strategic planning process for 2015-2018!
This Cinco De Mayo is GiveNOLA Day, the community's day to give back to the nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all. Join us for party at Felipe's Taqueria in Mid-City, and support Friends of Lafitte Corridor at our GiveNOLA station!
Second Line Brewing is gearing up to begin brewing craft beer this summer in a 12,000 square foot Mid-City warehouse... ...The brewery, located at 433 N. Bernadotte Street, is owned by Logan, his wife and three friends. Logan said he got lucky with the location after researching areas and deciding on Mid-City. “While we were still in Alaska, I answered an advertisement on Craigslist for a warehouse in Mid-City. The location was great, close to the Lafitte Greenway, Delgado, City Park and rest of Mid-City,” he continued. Source: Canal Street Beat Full Article: http://canalstreetbeat.com/second-line-brewing-to-open-12000-square-foot-mid-city-brewhouse-this-summer/read moreThe winner of the first local arts-oriented pitch contest was announced this morning at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. New Orleans native and fine arts photographer Michel Varisco was named winner of the Living With Water Civic Arts Design Pitch for her project Turning. The $25,000 prize was decided by an audience text-in vote at The Chicory, following commentary from a critical feedback panel consisting of Sophie Harris, Executive Director of Friends of Lafitte Corridor; David Waggonner, principal of Waggonner & Ball Architects; Councilmember Susan Guidry; and Bill Gilchrist, Director of Place-Based Planning for the City of New Orleans. Source: NolaVie Full Article: http://nolavie.com/variscos-turning-wins-first-living-with-water-arts-pitch-10847/read more
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