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Re: “Gambit's endorsements for mayor, city council and other races on the Oct. 14 ballot

As the saying goes "if you see something say something"- and saw the political games Latoya used to divide with spot zoning on Freret as to look engaged and "helping" short term but at the expense of us all long-term in the ability to work together and amend CZO. STR reform? She won't commit to following CPC recommendation and stop a troubled fair housing advocacy non-profit (NHS) from renting it's Freret "air rights" (no joke) to build… where she helped make STR year-round legal- It's where the years vacant Publiq House is and they can't afford to keep, so they screw us with full-time STRS on commercially zoned land.
All this while NHS owns 30+ other properties that are vacant and blighted and have been for 10+ years off the tax rolls after being gifted for free during Nagin era. COME ON GAMBIT!!!! She still blames the bank for her tax issues,-said she was to prove not at fault, so where is it? SHAME ON YOU GAMBIT!!!!

Posted by Brottworks on 10/04/2017 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Review: Freret Beer Room

I love how Freretian Cuisine has evolved a kid menu, and the real deal stout dishes of Freret Beer Room. GREAT JOB ELI/Charles- Only wish Kellie and I had more calories and time to burn with y'all, but there is much to be hunted and gathered on Freret from Jefferson to Napoleon.
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Posted by Brottworks on 03/07/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Is New Orleans crime ‘out of control’?

SPOT ON Mr. Balzac!!!!!
Thank you Mr. Courreges for the #'s that balances RM.
And I'm shallow wrong to only complain and point at RM, when he's forced to peddle gum from his shoes for clicks, while hobbyists hand candy for theirs.
So thanks Mr. Morris for trying....
Generational social stratification ain't got easy black/white fixes with grey statistics to prove?
But the work and words of Jane Jacobs get at the roots-
“To seek "causes" of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes.”
― Jane Jacobs
Sorry for the preachy, but the more you read up on JJ, the more you will see the solutions I do.
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Andy Brott

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Posted by Brottworks on 10/21/2015 at 11:01 AM

Re: “More layoffs at | The Times-Picayune

Very sorry to those fired- but a positive spin?
I see this 1st in my paper Advocate, click to Kevin and GA for details, and like Newton's 3rd ( for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction) the greed of the "Dirty" TP makes our market for Journalism better than others with competition-10 years from now?
How do we pay for and expose the twid-marks?
I don't think Jean-Paul is completely wrong- but Woodward + Bernstein + Nixon= resignation won't happen without editors over 40.
Last- your only as good as your research- and Alice Dreger's Book- "Galileo's Middle Finger"- shows what's at risk and why we should all donate to the Len's NOW!!!!
Best from Freret st.
Andy Brott…

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Posted by Brottworks on 09/18/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Longtime businesses closing on Freret Street

After listening to Angela Hill today on CZO issues Nadine Ramsey has pushed-…
and learning 3rd hand Neighbors United…
met and voted to allow for spot zoning to sell singles (?)…
I'm beyond frustrated and very VERY scared NOLA is going dysfunctional again...

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Posted by Brottworks on 07/16/2015 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Longtime businesses closing on Freret Street

Yhea it's summer slow news cycle, but what about that states- "Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story"? I've been on Freret pre and post K, know the context, and expected more..
Is Freret "success inclusive of everyone?"
I LOVE THAT QUESTION!!!!!!! as it means WE DID IT!!!!! RIP Bill Long- lets never forget 1985…
but Frerets finally risen from your ashes and folks like the Webers can cash in, or stay to enjoy with equity. Hopefully... + I have idea/solutions on needed fixes.
THIS DID NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!!! i.e. the past 3 years.
NHS planted the seeds 1990's- zoning made less restrictive post K- and what seem tragic in 2007 with no Main Street or other Gov. assistance (Nagin hated Stacy H....?) forced us to circle the wagons, recruit private investors, open a Market, and go after blight.…
My Family and I doubled down...…
Etc.. Etc.. Etc... and 10k our "success" makes us a target for taggers who paint the "G" word...
Best from 5110 Freret,
Andy Brott

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Posted by Brottworks on 07/15/2015 at 2:46 PM

Re: “More staff cuts ahead for | The Times-Picayune

And friends don't let friends touch or click on it when it's dirty...
We had "highest rate of readership by population of any paper in a major U.S city" in 2012-…
with the "highest market penetration"…
and they knew it, and with no other competition (at the time) they thought they could carpetbag and run to the bank.
Granted Fox 8 still supports their cause (come on Mr. Benson- shop local!)
but rise of the Lens-
and the fact Newhouse's MBA kids greed blinded them to the massive state of the art printing press sitting under used in Red Stick and the Advocate I reed every AM as one of my best feel goods at 10K.
Love em or hate em- I thank Mr. George for his actions + hiring Kovacks/Shea and the rest.
Best from Freret st.
Andy Brott

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Posted by Brottworks on 06/20/2015 at 10:22 AM

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