All photos by Eric T. Styles Crowds of people wearing red dresses flooded Marigny, Bywater and the French Quarter on Saturday for the annual Red Dress Run. Usually held on the second weekend of August, it’s technically a race that you register for, with the proceeds going to support charity — although no registering doesn’t necessarily preclude participate.
Many just said “fuck it,” and decided to don a skimpy red garment and proceeded to get wasted early this morning. Were you one of those people? Let us know.
Photos by Eric T. Styles A male teenager was critically injured after a large branch of an oak tree snapped off and fell on him Friday afternoon in Jackson Square.
The teen was rushed to the hospital, where he received treatment for his injures. His condition isn’t known at this time.
It’s not clear what caused the large branch to break off from the tree. Witnesses at the scene heard screaming and a crowd gathered at the scene to and pulled away debris in an attempt to rescue the teenager.
Shortly after the incident, a bucket truck was at the scene, where workers were seen cutting down the rest of the tree.
Hurricane Ida has made landfall in the French Quarter. I produced a short video with some of the footage I filmed from the balcony of my Toulouse Street home. Thankfully, there was no major damage, although the storm gave us a pretty good scare.
(Photo: The French Market in 2017. | xiquinhosilva/CC) The French Market will host a free, walk-up COVID-19 testing set on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The testing site is in partnership with the New Orleans Health Department and will be located at the Flea Market space located at 1235 N. Peters St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 30 and July 1.
Oral swab tests will be given, with results available in three to four days.
Appointments, insurance and IDs are not required.
Only people not showing symptoms are asked to get tested at this location. If you are showing symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to coronavirus, call the Louisiana Department of Health directly at 877-766-2130.
The burglary occurred shortly after 9 p.m. when two suspects (pictured above at left) entered the side walkway into the rear courtyard of a residence in the 1000 block of Burgundy Street, according to New Orleans Police.
The suspects allegedly took two firearms, two bicycles and a backpack before fleeing the location towards Esplanade Avenue.
About six hours later, at about 3 a.m. on June 24, an unknown Black male (pictured above at right) used a credit card belonging to one of the victims at the Brown Derby convenience store on Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway, according to New Orleans Police.
Anyone with additional information on the incident or the identities and locations of the suspects is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District Detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.
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