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The latest news pertinent to NFB and Bywater

Support local restaurants! And don’t go hungry!

This is a current list of restaurants in Bywater that are open for pick-up. Some have curbside service; many have delivery available. Call ahead to order and check on days/times/menu listings. Many also sell drinks to go. Note some of … Continue reading

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Conference Call with Mayor Cantrell regarding Covid-19

NFB President Julie Jones was one of the Neighborhood Association and Community Leaders that participated in a March 18th conference call with Mayor Cantrell regarding updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. More information, along with some of the most frequently asked questions … Continue reading

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2930 Burgundy St

Iris Development and Green Coast Enterprises are planning “a mixed-income ground-up multi-family development with 2,500 SF of ground-floor retail and 70 residential units” for the lot spanning Montegut street between Burgundy and Dauphine. The developers met with NFB back in … Continue reading

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NFB supports the ABO revisions.

On Thursday, September 19, the City Council will be voting on Ordinance #32,523 to revise the City Code on Alcohol Beverage Outlets (ABOs). This measure was begun at the start of the year in effort to update decades-old and unenforceable provisions and … Continue reading

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NFB supports the “Backyard Ordinance”

With the agreement of the City Council, and at the request of the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, Councilmember Palmer has proposed an ordinance to address Commercial properties with front, back or side yards that abut Residential properties in District C (except for … Continue reading

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Ask City Council to JUST PRESS PAUSE!

Introducing The Neighbors First for Building Community Coalition! The Coalition has been formed in response to the efforts of HANO and the Texas developer ITEX to build a massive apartment complex that would have a negative impact on Bywater. The … Continue reading

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NFB General Meeting February 6th

Yes! We have a general meeting this Wednesday, February 6, at 7pm, at the Stallings Center (St. Claude, river side, just before Poland).  Agenda: Commander Young or another officer from the 5th will give us an update on the neighborhood  … Continue reading

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Free trees for your right-of-way or your front yard!

Do you want to get trees for FREE planted in your right-of-way or front yard? SOUL (Sustaining Our Urban Landscape) offers FREE 15g trees to be planted in the right-of-way (the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street) outside … Continue reading

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Special meeting regarding proposed hotel at 4019 Chartres St. – January 30

A special NFB meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to hear about the developer’s solutions to noise concerns of the ARRIVE hotel complex (formerly the Rusty Pelican hostel, then Stateside hostel, now ARRIVE hotel) on the 1/2 … Continue reading

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City Council meeting tomorrow, Thursday January 10, re Short-Term Rentals

THE MEETING TOMORROW WILL DEAL WITH THE MOTION THAT SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS SHOULD BE RESTRICTED TO PEOPLE WITH A HOMESTEAD EXCEPTION (i.e. people who own and live on the premises). THIS IS A MOTION THAT THE NEIGHBORS FIRST … Continue reading

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