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hike the lafitte greenway

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The 11th annual free, family-friendly hiking event will feature history, music, food, and celebration. Click here for registration and details!

 

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Our commitment is to foster a vibrant and active greenway that encourages economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces. Opened to the public in the November of 2015, we continue to promote this great public space and host community events and programs. To support Friends of Lafitte Greenway donate today and stay up-to-date with our newsletter!


  • From the blog

    The Green Spot: Adam Mejerson

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    Adam Mejerson came to New Orleans as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity to assist with housing clean up after Hurricane Katrina. He went on to attend Loyola University, where he was active in recovery and blight remediation work. It was there that he became passionate about transforming vacant lots into productive spaces for community. As the son of an exercise physiologist, Adam grew up in a home designed to include various fitness facilities such as yoga. “I kinda grew up in a gym”, says Adam. These worlds came together 4 years ago when, in partnership with his father, Adam founded FitLot--a nonprofit that works to plan, build, and program outdoor fitness parks.

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    The Green Spot: Kevin Centanni

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    One of our New Year’s Resolutions is to tell the stories of the Greenway and the people who love it. We’re delighted to introduce a new section of our blog, The Green Spot, our monthly spotlight on Greenway users, supporters, and neighbors.

    Our first Green Spot features one of our valued board members, Kevin Centanni, a New Orleans native and local business owner. His building is home to Susan Spicer's Rosedale, located along the railroad tracks in Lakeview, alongside the trail extension envisioned in the Greenway Master Plan. The historic and cultural significance of this New Orleans location was something that Centanni hoped to maintain while building his restaurant, which was a previously neglected and abandoned property across the street from his home. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it” he said, until he met the highly renowned chef, Susan Spicer. He thought, “what better chef to be the landlord for in New Orleans?”

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  • From the blog

    Patio Bar Could Hit Lafitte Greenway This Summer

    The trash magnate turned real estate-buying Batman (and maybe would-be mayor) Sidney Torres IV is gearing up for another project along the Lafitte Greenway. The venture capitalist recently submitted a proposal to the City Planning Commission for a bar, according to the Mid-City Messenger.

    Located at 501 N. Genois St., the plan calls for a 2,500-square-foot indoor bar with a 900-square-foot mezzanine, and more the 5,000-square feet of outdoor covered and open air seating overlooking the recreational pathway. The bar would also offer off-street parking, bicycle parking, and bike air pump.

    Source: Eater New Orleans

    Full Article: http://nola.eater.com/2017/2/6/14524418/patio-bar-lafitte-greenway-sidney-torres

    Four new faces join Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s Board of Directors

    Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s Board of Directors elected four new faces for the new year and recognized three outgoing members, bringing the total number of board members to 20.

    The organization held their annual membership meeting Monday night to elect new board members, review 2016 accomplishments and establish goals for the new year. Jeffrey Thomas, board chair, recognized three outgoing board members – Amy Boyle Collins, Laila Fox and Emily Valentino – before voting in new ones.

    “We’re always looking for skill set and expertise to bring to the team who can help up, who can professionalize us,” Thomas said. “We’ve been blessed with a great board every year.”

    Source: Mid-City Messenger

    Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2017/02/03/four-new-faces-join-friends-of-lafitte-greenways-board-of-directors/

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