Lafitte Greenway is bringing ‘good to the community,’ advocates say

What used to be an industrial rail corridor with rows of vacant warehouses is now a greenspace and paved trail in Orleans Parish. The Lafitte Greenway goes through six neighborhoods, connecting Bayou St. John in Mid-City to Armstrong Park by the French Quarter.

The 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian walkway makes getting around both parts of the city easier. There also is a park with street lights, new trees, and walkways that recycle water.

The Lafitte Greenway also connects more than just two parts of the city; it connects the people in those specific neighborhoods.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/11/08/lafitte-greenway-is-bringing-good-to-the-community-advocates-say/


FOX 8 Defenders: Following the rules of the road

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -
In the heart of New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood, people biking is not uncommon, especially on the Lafitte Greenway, a bike and pedestrian trail.

Where the Greenway meets Jeff Davis Parkway, cars roll right through the crosswalk, but when a pedestrian is there, drivers are legally required to stop.

Many say, drivers and people biking need to be aware and follow the rules of the road now, more than ever.

"When Katrina struck in 2005, there were 11 miles of bike paths in New Orleans. Now it's over 100," Dan Favre said.

Source: Fox 8 WVUE

Full Article: http://www.kmov.com/story/33636526/fox-8-defenders-following-the-rules-of-the-road


Dancing, dining planned to celebrate Lafitte Greenway’s one-year anniversary

Nearly a year after the city’s newest greenspace officially opened, members of Friends of Lafitte Greenway are hosting a celebratory soiree on Friday night.

The Greenway Soiree 2016 will feature ten area restaurants and a night of drinks, dancing and a silent auction. Auction items were donated by businesses along the Lafitte corridor, and the event is open to Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s members and nonmembers, though ticket prices vary.

Officials chose to host the shindig one year after the Greenway’s opening because of its remarkable growth and impact on the city, officials said.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/10/05/dancing-dining-planned-to-celebrate-lafitte-greenways-one-year-anniversary/


Advertiser Bulletin: Friends of Lafitte Greenway Presents the Greenway Soirée

Friends of Lafitte Greenway will host the Greenway Soirée on Friday, October 7th, 2016, 6:00 – 11:00 PM at Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club’s Roy E. Glapion Reception Hall. The 4th annual event will bring together the very best in food, drink, and entertainment for an evening of celebration one year after the Greenway’s opening. Proceeds from the event will support Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s work to build program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

The 2016 Greenway Soirée is hosted by Ethan Ashley, Vaughn Fauria, Sonya Jarvis, Cheryl Landrieu, Margaret Orr, Cleveland Spears, and Vincent Sylvain. The event will feature musical entertainment by James Singleton & Friends and DJ Fayard, and auction items by Lafitte Corridor businesses.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/09/14/advertiser-bulletin-friends-of-lafitte-greenway-presents-the-greenway-soiree/


‘Greenway Green Drinks’ event to celebrate Lafitte Greenway

Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity are teaming up for an event called Greenway Green Drinks, to celebrate stormwater management efforts and business development along the Greenway.

The happy hour will start today at 4:30 p.m. for a brief walking tour of the Greenway.

Participants are to meet at the Broad Theater, on 636 N Broad Street. Drinks will be served from 5:30 to 7:30.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/08/11/greenway-green-drinks-event-to-celebrate-lafitte-greenway/


Friends of Lafitte Greenway, LifeCity to host Greenway happy hour

On Thursday, August 11, Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity will co-host “Greenway Green Drinks”, a happy hour to celebrate the success of stormwater management and business development on the Lafitte Greenway. The event will take place at the Broad Theater, located at 636 N. Broad Street, and will include a Greenway tour that begins at the theater.

Greenway Green Drinks is free and open to the public. Happy hour specials will be offered to Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity Green Card members.

The short walking tour of the Lafitte Greenway will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the happy hour will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/08/08/friends-of-lafitte-greenway-lifecity-to-host-greenway-happy-hour/


Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Fit NOLA host outdoor yoga series

Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Fit NOLA, a program of the New Orleans Health Department will host a free 6-week outdoor hot yoga series on the Lafitte Greenway. The Hot Yoga Pop Ups are a part of Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s new fitness program, Get Fit the Green Way, committed to improving opportunities for health and well-being for all New Orleans residents and Lafitte Greenway communities.

The Hot Yoga Pop Ups will be held every Monday until August 22 on the field at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, located at 2200 Lafitte Street, from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes are free to participants thanks to generous sponsorship by FitNOLA and the American Heart Association.

“Through Get Fit the Green Way, we offer a variety of fitness opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and interests,” said Nellie Catzen, Community Health Program Coordinator for Friends of Lafitte Greenway. “Join us on the Greenway for yoga, Zumba, boot camps and more!”

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/07/22/friends-of-lafitte-greenway-fit-nola-host-outdoor-yoga-series/


Community members celebrate Camp Bow Wow grand opening in Mid-City

Community organizations and councilmembers gathered on Wednesday morning (July 13) for the grand opening of Camp Bow Wow in Mid-City. Co-owners Angelle Crochet and The Bulldog’s Rusty White and Herb Dyer celebrated their success in bringing the national pet care franchise to the Lafitte Greenway area.

Camp Bow Wow Mid-City is located at 3301 Conti Street, within a block of the Lafitte Greenway, Jefferson Davis Bike Trail, and Bayou St. John.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/07/15/community-members-celebrate-camp-bow-wow-grand-opening-in-mid-city-photos/


Bulldog owner plans bike-friendly beer garden on Lafitte Greenway, website reports

Herb Dyer, an owner of the Bulldog beer bars and the Velvet Cactus restaurant in Lakeview, plans to partner with Bill Good to open a bike-friendly beer garden off the Lafitte Greenway, reports Mid-City Messenger.

The beer garden would be near Bayou St. John and the Bayou Bicycles store. Most of the seating would be outside, with areas set aside for food trucks.

On Monday (July 11) at a Mid-City Neighborhood Organization meeting, Good and Dyer said the venue would be pet-friendly and, up until a certain hour, family friendly, reports Mid-City Messenger.

Source: nola.com

Full Article: http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2016/07/bulldog_owner_plans_bike-frien.html 


concerned citizens, politicians gather to promote safety on the lafitte greenway

Yielding hand-made signs, concerned citizens, cyclists and politicians gathered on Friday, June 10, where the Lafitte Greenway meets North Broad Street to warn drivers of the crosswalk.

This was part of a Safe-Tea event, put on by the Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors, which aims to promote safety on the Lafitte Greenway for cyclists, pedestrians and cars. The greenway stretches from Mid-City through Treme and finishes on Claiborne Avenue. It crosses N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, N. Broad Street and Claiborne Avenue, streets with heavy flows of traffic.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/06/13/concerned-citizens-politicians-gather-to-promote-safety-on-the-lafitte-greenway/