What's Up Downtown
3 June 2016 Issue
ONE WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE DOWNTOWN PLACE OR PERSON!

 
Deadline June 10

The 5th Annual Downtown NOLA Awards luncheon
which celebrates 5 honorees who have made a positive impact on Downtown New Orleans, is now accepting nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is June 10. Winners will be announced this summer and celebrated at the awards luncheon to be held Friday, September 16 at the JW Marriott located at 614 Canal Street.

Click here for more information and to submit nominations.

NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL


The festival is Saturday at Champions Square from 2pm - 6pm. It will include unlimited sampling of more than 150 craft beers, as well as live music, a beer mixology garden, a cider garden, beer seminars, a cornhole tournament and VIP area featuring reserve beers. Click here for more information. 

THE MILLENNIALS 


The Millennials honors dynamic young professionals who contribute to the community through public service, make significant strides in business sectors, or serve as cultural ambassadors. This year's event will take place on July 16 at People's Health Jazz Market. Deadline to submit nominations is June 17.

ADAM PENDLETON: BECOMING IMPERCEPTIBLE 
EXHIBITION ON VIEW NOW-JUNE 16, 2016 AT THE CAC
 

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) presents Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptiblethe largest solo museum presentation of the artist's work in the United States. Including film, wall paintings, ceramics, silkscreens (on mylar, plexiglass, steel, and canvas), the exhibition frames the artist's oeuvre as a complex dialogue between culture and system, a body of work invested in the cross-referencing of aesthetic and social histories.
 
 



Jonathan Ferrera Gallery
First Saturday Gallery Openings on June 4 & July 6
6pm - 9pm
400 Julia Street
Click here for a listing of exhibits

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for Downtown

 CANAL STREET

 

Public safety is the top priority; motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before driving Downtown and to avoid the intersection of Canal St. and Convention Center Blvd. if at all possible.
 
Until further notice, vehicles traveling on Convention Center Blvd. toward Canal St. must turn left onto Badine St. Vehicles on Badine St. must turn onto Convention Center Blvd. headed Uptown.
 
Canal Street riverbound has been reduced to one lane. Vehicles must turn right at Convention Center Blvd.
 
Vehicles traveling to Canal St. from Poydras St. are encouraged to turn left at South Peters St. to reach Canal St. Traffic traveling riverbound on Poydras St. will be restricted to one lane of travel at Convention Center Blvd. The City is doing a drainage point repair in the right lane of Poydras St. at Convention Center Blvd. This work is unrelated to the repairs to the Canal Street tunnel and roadway.

 
Picayune Pl.

Picayune Pl., between Natchez and Gravier streets closed to vehicular traffic with no on-street parking, during work hours while crews perform exploratory excavation work. Due to underground utility conflicts, the Sewerage and Water Board must redesign placement of the new waterline prior to installation. Once exploratory excavation work is completed, the street will be temporarily asphalted and open to vehicular traffic until waterline replacement work begins.
 
Waterline replacement work is scheduled to begin in March 2016 and last approximately three months. During this time Picayune Pl., between Natchez and Gravier streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic with no on-street parking, during work hours.

 
Gravier St.

Going on now and lasting through the summer months, Gravier St. between Baronne and O'Keefe streets will be closed to vehicular traffic with no on-street parking, during work hours.
 
The scope of work includes excavating a portion of the roadway, replacing damaged or leaking water lines, placing fill material beneath the roadway, and paving the damaged portion of the roadway.
 
In general, construction crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work on the weekends is not anticipated; however, inclement weather may alter the project schedule. Residents are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near construction sites.
 
Work in the Central Business District / French Quarter began in January 2014 and is scheduled to last through summer 2016. The construction contract was awarded to Boh Brothers Construction for $6.8 million.

For more information about these projects, or to sign up for regular e-mail status updates on the FEMA-funded Waterline Replacement Program, contact Kristen Sawyer at kksawyer@nola.gov or 504-658-8483.

TRAFFIC COORDINATION MAP 

View Areas Impacted by Construction

 

City of New Orleans Department of Public Works has traffic coordination maps for the major portions of the City that are currently being impacted by construction including Downtown New Orleans. Visit www.nola.gov/dpw/traffic-coordination to view them. The maps are updated every 2 weeks.

 

DOWNTOWN NOLA APP

Downtown in the Palm of Your Hands

Download the free Downtown NOLA Mobile App featuring the Downtown guide, SafeWalk and ways to communicate directly with the DDD about Downtown matters. Download now by clicking on one of the links below to have Downtown NOLA in the palm of your hand.

ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO THE DDD WEBSITE

Downtown organizations may register and add their company and/or event to the site for freeClick here to begin your post. 

 

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SAFECAMNOLA.COM 

Register Your Security Camera with NOPD to Help Fight Crime

 

If you own a security camera in New Orleans, you can now register it with NOPD to help detectives solve crimes in your neighborhood and provide strong evidence to put offenders away. 

 

The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, in partnership with the NOPD, launched a new online service called Safecam NOLA.  The program allows residents and business owners to register their security cameras with New Orleans Police. The SafecamNOLA project is an expansion of "Safecam8," which was an on-line program that Downtown residents and business owners in the Eighth Police District have been using for years to register their cameras with Eighth District police.  The 1,302 8th District cameras that are in that system are now included in the citywide SafecamNOLA system.  

 

Please visit www.SafecamNOLA.com to enroll today.

 
RECYCLING BINS BEING DELIVERED DOWNTOWN

Glass Recycling Included 

Citizens in Downtown New Orleans can call 311 to request delivery of the blue recycling bins if their property is eligible for collection by the City.
 
Residents and small businesses can recycle paper, small metals, cardboard and plastics (#1-#7) on Tuesday of each week. Glass will be collected on Thursday.
 
Collection of recyclable materials operated by Empire Services. For more information visit www.nola.gov

RTA INCREASED BUS SERVICE


The RTA Board of Commissioners has increased bus service by over 11 percent to support more job access and make weekend and late evening travel more convenient. Click here for the new schedule.
 
These changes include 5am start times and 24 hour service on many routes used by commuters to access Downtown employment centers, education facilities, and medical care.
 
These service enhancements are designed to restore weekend service in many areas, improve neighborhood access, provide connectivity to major transit lines, and increase frequency on many lines. Additionally, an express line has been added to the Louis Armstrong International Airport to provide access to jobs at the airport and at the new terminal construction site.