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In My Neighborhood in Echo Park : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Dora Flood answered:
RUN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION! Drugs and gangs are rampant, having increased their presence in Angellino Heights, especially. The "creative (or is it merely a certain sort of peter pan complex?) hipsters" who the neighborhood, lumped in with Echo Park on the other side of Sunset are being driven out due to violent crime that the muscician/ artists/ boutique designers never thought could happen to them, The bars that the artists and musicians once haunted, from the early days of The Short Stop, The Little Joy, and now The Gold Room are now taken over by gangbangers, and the only hipsters who still go there go to score for the habit they picked up living in this gentrification gone awry. And yes, I was there back in the days where only after-duty cops frequented The Short Stop, and The Little Joy was a gay mexican pickup joint. Your better off in Bedstuy, NYC, honestly. And word to the wise, one of the cities largest heroin/meth/etc drug dealer's has a permanent business running out of Angelino Heights, on Alison Avenue near Douglas, a street that could look innocuously charming if one keeps on their blinders. Try Venice instead, art, still gritty, yet with the ocean less the blatant evil of Angelino Heights/ Echo Park. ... more
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