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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

About NorthWest Carrollton, from original web site

NorthWest Carrollton is a New Orleans neighborhood bounded by Leonides, Earhart, Carrollton and Claiborne. We are the “northern” (aka lakeside) peninsula of Carrollton, a historic neighborhood on the National Historic Register.

We are a Post Katrina organization formed to celebrate the fact that postKatrina we still had neighbors and to advocate for our historic neighborhood and its people. We feel it is important to address all issues of planning, recovery, rebuilding and quality of life. We revel in the diversity of our neighbors and the diversity of our historic housing stock. We have homes for every taste and income level. We have been gifted with commercial neighbors who respect the fact that they border our historic neighborhood.

We were one of the neighborhoods that the BNOB commission said had to “prove our viability”. There are many out there who have been reminded to: “Be careful what you ask for.”

We started organizing in January of 2006 because on New Year’s Eve neighbors were out on the street talking to each other as we had never talked before, sharing champagne and being hopeful (and irritated with BNOB). We wanted to do everything we could to have our neighborhood come back stronger than ever before and we wanted the rest of our neighbors to want to come back. We registered with the Secretary of State as a non-profit neighborhood organization in June 2006. We held our 1st neighborhood wide meeting in June and by September 2006 had close to 100 members. December 17th, 2006 we held our 1st fund raiser for the firehouse at the corner of Carrollton & Dublin via a Holiday Home Tour of historic housing that survived Katrina. We held our 1st very succcessul PostKatrina and PostFeb13Tornado neighborhood cleanup March 10th, 2007. We were certified by the NOPD as a Neighborhood Watch Neighborhood at the August 2007 Night Out Against Crime gathering in Palmer Park.

We like to think that we are the next coolest neighborhood in New Orleans. We’ve come to understand that it while “it takes a village”, first you need a few determined individuals to wake up the rest of the folks in the village.

We thank Alan for teaching us the power of the blog and technology.

You can contact us via
Jenel Hazlett - President

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