New Orleans neighborhood news Aug. 1-8, 2013


The Trinity Artist Series presents pianist Donald Blum in a program of jazz and songs by McCartney, Lennon and others at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave.

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the church is the site of the weekly “Organ & Labyrinth” organ recital by candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000-pipe Trinity tracker organ.

Prizgintas preforms an eclectic selection of music, from classical baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes. For more information, call (504) 670-2520.


ASSESSOR’S OFFICE OPENS TEMPORARY OFFICE: The Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office has opened a temporary third location in the Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive, second floor.

Property owners from across Orleans Parish are invited to meet with office staff at this location or the traditional locations: the fourth floor of City Hall, 1300 Perdido St. and the Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St., weekdays until Aug 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No appointments are necessary; individuals will be assisted on a first-come, first served basis. The Orleans Parish assessor took these steps in order to diminish lines and wait times. Assessment rolls opened July 15, meaning homeowners have four weeks rather than two to appeal.

And for the first time, property owners can also submit appeals online. Go to