Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association
The Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association (UTNA) is an organization devoted to the preservation of the quality of life and property values within the boundaries of the uptown triangle.
Our neighborhood association focuses on communication, cooperation, organization, and working efficiently with neighbors and City government to continually work towards achieving the highest quality of life and safety of the neighborhood as possible.
The Association, run by a board of 13 members, monitors zoning, new construction, blight, cleanliness, infrastructure issues, and all other neighborhood-related activity. It maintains a website and creates and distributes a quarterly newsletter about events and news pertaining to the neighborhood. It holds many all-neighborhood annual events including a block party, a Night Against Crime, a trick-or-treating event for children called "Halloween on Ch-Hillary," and a town-hall style meeting with members of city government. The Association also holds two semi-annual events; a neighborhood-wide yard sale called "Pearls in the Pearl," and a "Beach Sweep," a clean-up day of neighborhood drains. Finally, the Association also administers a neighborhood Patrol program that hires off-duty NOPD members to patrol the neighborhood for four hour time periods at varying times throughout the week.
The Triangle neighborhood is as diverse in its housing stock as it is in its population. Home to a number of churches, Loyola University Law School and two New Orleans public schools, there are numerous ethnicities and religions represented spanning all age groups. Formerly known as the Black Pearl in several city maps, the Triangle, according to legend, is said to be the location of the famed "House of the Rising Sun". The Triangle is also the birthplace of New Orleans own Mahalia Jackson, who used to sing at Mount Moriah Baptist Church on Millaudon St. and whose gospel singing introduced Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C.