Have you heard about the Gentri-Flyer and the commotion in Boyle Heights about it? Apparently, there was an effort done by paper flyers to get people to move to Boyle Heights because it’s cheaper. The area is not pleased and counter acting it in their own way. This is a fascinating story that feels very topical given the quick flippings of areas like Highland Park and soon-to-burst West Adams.
Tucked neatly away in Pacific Palisades on a spread of land surrounded by towers of Eucalyptus sits a staple of Westside weekend recreation. On Saturdays and Sundays, from May until the end of September, the Will Rogers Polo Club gathers for competitive exhibition at Will Rogers State Historic Park.
The small, leisurely crowd could best be described as a glorified picnic.
There are some parts of the city that you walk past and that have existed for decades but have gone untouched. It’s not that they are harming anyone but they’re kind of bringing a neighborhood down or at least preventing a part of town from being it’s best self. Local Construct is an LA land developer who are going to get Echo Park to take that next step toward being a brilliant neighborhood by way of smart construction. How are they doing this? They are creating a micro-neighborhood focused on not driving in a fairly popular part of the ‘hood. These places are definitely going to be coveted.
I’ve been working a lot more from the Beverly Hills Public Library. It’s a cool space that is very quiet with ample work spaces and fast Internet: it may be the best library in Los Angeles. One of the most attractive qualities in the Library/City Hall compound around Santa Monica and Rexford are these crazy sculptures that seem to have recently popped up out of nowhere. They are bright and abstract pieces that play with color and form, like 3D printed versions of Pop Art details. If you haven’t noticed them, you’ll want to keep a lookout for them.
Chinatown staple Fong’s is in need of your help: they’re risking losing their lease and they need some help. To get them the goods, there is going to be a big “cash mob” event on March 22. Please help them if you can!