I wrote a letter to the owner. I talked to him too. I made a video about it. I wrote an editorial about it. I talked to my City Council rep about it. I went on the evening news about it. But nothing seemed to happen. I’m talking about the infamous grocery at 3126 Bienville, […]Read More → Good Riddance to a Rodent-Ridden Ruin
The owner of the grocery store in question called me yesterday evening. He got my letter. I’ll call him Paul, because that’s his name. He told me his story, and as predicted, it was a sad one. Paul lost his job after the storm, and then he got real sick, and he now has no […]Read More → Call from Paul
I was on the local news last night — top of the ten o’clock hour. They pegged it to Nagin’s 100+3 day press conference, citing his quip about commercial blight, and then segueing to our rodent-infested grocery. They shot the interview with me yesterday afternoon. The camera operator (who bravely ventured into the grocery) turns […]Read More → ABC 26 News
I think I’ll be on the local news tonight (ABC 26 at 9 and 10) with some other Mid-City residents, talking about that corner grocery. Yeah, you know the one. It looks like I will also be on NBC Nightly News (national) but I’m not sure when. The producer, a guy named Steve Majors who […]Read More → ABC Tonite, NBC Tomorrow?
I write here without editorial filter. Sometimes I wish I had one. So it was a pleasure to write an op-ed piece for the Times-Picayune, which appeared in this morning’s paper. It was nice to have a second set of eyes checking my work. Here’s what I wrote, followed by some notes.Read More → Edited
This is a draft of a letter I’m planning to send to Paul Curcuru of Metairie. Dear Mr. Curcuru, I am writing to you because I believe you are the owner of the property at 3126 BIENVILLE, according to the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office. To be more precise, I am attempting to contact the owner […]Read More → About That Grocery