Local History

Selma to Central City: Tracing the steps of MLK in New Orleans

By Matt Haines | January 15, 2019

“He was a man that didn’t sit down,” owner Leah Chase said in an interview.  “I’d feed the freedom riders, we’d sit down, and we’d talk. But he wasn’t like that. He was always on the move.”

Hello, Pittsburgh!

By Lindsay Patross | December 5, 2018

Hello, Pittsburgh! Very Local Pittsburgh set up camp at the intersections of these three rivers to continue in the footsteps of our forefathers, exploring the Pittsburgh wild to help you survive and thrive in this fair city.

Roslyn Place is still paved in wooden blocks

By Lindsay Patross | December 5, 2018

A small street in Shadyside is one of a handful of streets left in the world that is still paved in wooden blocks.

‘Fight Mental Health’: The Legacy of Morgus & Chopsley

By Bill Arceneaux | November 6, 2018

It was a small sign in Morgus’ laboratory above the Old City Ice House: “Fight Mental Health.” In its own way, this sign represents everything that is loved about Morgus the Magnificent and his assistant Chopsley, and even represents everything about this city’s personality in just three words.

Know Your NOLA: Homer Plessy Way

By Marie Simoneaux | October 31, 2018

In April of 2018, the City Council unanimously voted to rename a section of Press Street Homer Plessy Way. Here’s Why.

They’re Talkin’ About Us: Beer, BBQ, History and Peace

By Clint Durrett | October 15, 2018

We always get curious to what the view is from the outside looking in.

They’re Talking ‘Bout Us: What Was That Game, Best Restaurants, WWII Fish Bunkers, German Orangutan

By Clint Durrett | September 17, 2018

Everybody’s talkin’ ’bout us, y’all. And, of course. Why wouldn’t they be?

What should go in a New Orleans time capsule today?

By Kiri Walton | August 2, 2018

Tomorrow, a 105-year-old time capsule found near City Park will be opened. What would we put in a New Orleans time capsule today? We want to hear from you.

10 NOLA podcasts to listen to this summer

By Clint Durrett | July 1, 2018

Here are 10 podcasts made in, by and for New Orleans.

The Legacy of Oretha Castle Haley, the namesake of Central City’s Main Street

By Kiri Walton | June 26, 2018

“We try to make sure her legacy and the work she did doesn’t get erased,” said Blair Haley about his grandmother, Oretha Castle Haley.