News & Highlights

Update on 7th Street break-in


The Uptown Messenger released a more detailed story of the break-in yesterday.  The gun found may have been used in other crimes elsewhere.  Good job by the GDSD patrol and the neighbors who reported it!

Read the story here. 


Residential Burglary on 7th St. today/ Suspects Apprehended


At 10:19 this morning, the GDSD patrol received a call from a neighbor about a possible residential burglary in the 1200 block of Seventh Street in progress.  Residents were not at home.  Gaining entrance by the owner of the property, GDSD officers entered and found the suspects hiding in a bedroom.  Officers apprehended them.  NOPD arrived on the scene.  One of the suspects apparently had a knife in his possession.  A semi-automatic handgun was found on the  floor of the closet in the room. Suspects were arrested.  No one was injured in the process.   The Crime lab was called to the scene.



Jazz and Juleps On Sunday

After the threat of bad weather caused us to postpone our Jazz and Juleps event, we are ready for a lovely supper on lawn, Sunday, April 27.  All neighbors, especially the new folks in the neighborhood, are welcome to join in the festivities. Edmund and  Anne Redd will host this fun soiree in their beautiful garden on Fourth Street.

2014-JazzJulep-Invite-webIf you have already purchased tickets, please let us know if you are still planning on attending by sending us an email to so that we can have an accurate account for the caterer.  

If you have not yet purchased tickets, but would like to, we would love to include you.   Simply click here to make an on line reservation.

Buckmoth Caterpillar Treatment


It’s that time again to treat your trees to prevent a Buck Moth Caterpillar infestation. The Buck Moth primarily lays its eggs in oak trees, which stay in the tree through winter then  begin to hatch in March.    Trees cannot be sprayed until the caterpillars have hatched. We encourage you to engage a specialist to spray the trees on your property soon.   You might want to coordinate with your neighbor if you share the canopy of the trees most likely to house these pests.

Two reliable sources for this treatment are Parkway Partners and Bayou Tree Service.  Please click on their websites below to get further information.

Parkway Partners: 620-2224 


Bayou Tree Service: 837-8733


Tree Medics:   488-9115   



Adrian’s  Tree Service:  367-1160


Note: Do not confuse this treatment with the recent termite treatment the GDA handled throughout the neighborhood on over 250 trees.


Please note that the above companies/organizations mentioned above are just suggestions for vendors.  You are encouraged to use any vendor of your choice.  This  is not meant to be considered as a recommendation or endorsement of any work or product offered by any particular vendor.

Parties in the ‘Hood/ Hold the Dates


Garden District Residents: 

Lots of activities are planned for this year in the Garden District.  Please make plans to attend. 

Up first:  Jazz and Juleps, a early evening musical gathering in the gardens of Anne and Edmund Redd on Fourth Street, Sunday, April 6.  Invitations to be sent to all members soon. 

Annual Membership Reception and Award Presentations, Tuesday, May 27, 5:30 til 7:30 at the home of Kay and John Colbert.  Open to  all current GDA members.

The Fall Affair, Sunday, September 21, 6 til , Commnder’s Palace.

Halloween Under The Oaks:  Trick or treat through the streets and family party in the perfectly spooky setting on Fourth and Coliseum, Halloween evening,  Friday, October 31.

As the dates near, more details on each will be sent.  Stay tuned!