One day, bitches: the future of the Los Angeles Metro

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i have friends who live between la brea and fairfax and their address is west hollywood...i can show you their mail at the next FAP

don't you just see how all the buildings get more gay and colorful as soon as you go west of la brea? it's all WEHO. fairfax is inarguably weho

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Vik, I know the streets, I want a boundary map. The third one is ok.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

My map was prettier.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

that first map is showin a listing of all the art galleries on la brea, i think. there are even more in culver city now its exploding

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

I always think of Fairfax as near Fairfax and Melrose (and the parts south of that).

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

I like how the Orange line has no stops between Olympic Blvd. and Long Beach Blvd.

("Hold my hand honey.. this is the 'ghetto' they talk about on the news, where shootings happen.")

donut e-goo (donut), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

walter's map is the same as my 2nd one...weho has a funny lego like shape. it should be more priapic, somehow!

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

x-post to spencer
Sure, that's the Fairfax district. That's like saying "I always thought of Santa Monica Blvd. as being in Santa Monica.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

the ghetto is on the 405 now since thats where the latest highway shootings were har har

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

isnt all that LITTLE ETHIOPIA now

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Fairfax = little Addis Ababa!

Nothing else matters.

donut e-goo (donut), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Do you guys ever run into strange little "districts" you never knew existed? There's a certain area north of Venice around Hauser (between La Brea & Fairfax) which I used to drive by every day during my commute. Recently driving through there I noticed a sign that called it "Pickfair Village" or something cute like that.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

this cracks me up but to be really technical about it, just south of the fairfax district, south of wilshire where "little ethiopia" is...its officially called Carthay

Major subdistricts include Picfair Village (whose name is a tribute to Mary Pickford's and Douglas Fairbanks' estate, Pickfair), South Carthay, Carthay Circle, Carthay Square, Wilshire Vista, and Little Ethiopia, a community of relatively recent Ethiopian and Indian immigrants.


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The Neighborhood

Carthay takes its name from a now-demolished movie theater which stood on the corner of San Vicente and Crescent Heights boulevards. The neighborhood was mostly developed in the 1930s, capitalizing on the success of the Miracle Mile. Most houses are built in the Art Deco or Spanish Colonial styles popular at the time. Initially segregated and all-white, Carthay has since become fairly diverse, with many middle-class black and Latino families living within the district. Much of its white population is Jewish, with several yeshivas and synagogues found in the area.


I want to start using that now: "forget Weho, I'm gonna go hang out in CARTHAY"

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

Sure, that's the Fairfax district. That's like saying "I always thought of Santa Monica Blvd. as being in Santa Monica.

TELL IT TO VIK!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

haha major xpost

walter dude, enjoy

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wow! Thanks Vic, I never knew that. The Picfair Village mystery is solved.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

tell what to me...its still Weho down there, right until Beverly

Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles, California


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

(Redirected from Little Ethiopia)

Little Ethiopia refers to the stretch of Fairfax Avenue on the West Side of Los Angeles, California between Olympic and Pico boulevards. This area is filled with Ethiopian businesses and restaurants.

Little Ethiopia dates back to the early 1990s. Previously, this stretch of Fairfax Avenue was filled with Jewish businesses as is the case in the Fairfax District to the north.

Ethiopian businesses and restaurants have recently begun congregating on Washington Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and National Boulevard in Culver City, less than a mile to the south of Little Ethiopia.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

I really didnt know there was a neighborhood designated "Pico-Union" until I saw this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico-Union%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

or "Harvard Heights" - wtf? thats explains the "Byzantine-Latino Quarter" since it used to be heavily Greek back whenever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Heights%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

I did know of Ladera Heights tho...the "black Beverly Hills" (ugh!)

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

(i meant "the Byzantine-Latino sign" - theres a huge one near the St Sophia's church down there....and my one friend who's greek always wondered what it meant)

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yay Little Ethiopia. Went through there last night en route to Bossa Nova on Sunset, yum.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

Why we are awesome:

People

The people of Los Angeles are known as Angelenos. L.A. can truly be described as a "world city" — that is, it has one of the largest and most diverse populations of any municipality anywhere. The Hispanic and Asian American populations are growing particularly quickly — the Asian American population is the largest of any city in the U.S. Los Angeles hosts the largest populations of Armenians, Cambodians, Filipinos, Guatemalans, Israelis, Koreans, Thais, Mexicans, Hungarians and Salvadorans outside of their respective countries. Los Angeles is also home to the largest populations of Japanese and Persians living in the U.S., and has one of the largest Native American populations in the country.

L.A. is home to people from more than 140 countries, who speak at least 224 different languages. Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Koreatown, Little India (Artesia), Little Armenia, Thai Town, Historic Filipinotown and Little Ethiopia give testimony to the polyglot character of Los Angeles.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm leaving this aggravating thread.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've heard Pico-Union used before on TV. Although it might have been on some of those local KCET news programs.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Byzantine-Latino always makes me think of confused Mexicans.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

also: "I don't live in Koreatown. I live in Larchmont."

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

PS: That was a lie.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

"the largest population of Israelis outside Israel" thing kind of surprises e, since i thought NYC had that distinction...of having more Jews than Jerusalem

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

Um, those aren't the same thing.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

We must gather on Friday for peace, drinks and ArthurFAP, to settle this sorrow.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

"lets go down to Pico-Union for a few beers" I really want to use this!

I don't even use "Westlake" - its all just Koreatown / MacArthur Park imo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westlake%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

Pick a side: Mashti Malone's Ice Cream or Zankou Chicken.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

MacArthur Park is famous for the epic song named after it, written by Jimmy Webb and first performed by Richard Harris in 1968.

Despite the rather poetic homage paid to it, the real MacArthur Park became known for being a violent place after 1985 when drug-dealing, shoot-outs and occasional drownings became somewhat common. Before the decline of the neighborhood, the park featured the traditional paddle-boats and a large fountain in the center of the lake; since the park was a popular middle-class destination for over fifty years, it is likely it can be reclaimed in the future.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

"reclaimed"

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

Zankou.

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

hahaha i was just going to go to Zankou since im heading towards Normandie no joke. i have never been to Mashti Malone's even though i live right by it, have any of you?

fun fact: Beck gave a shout-out to Zankou in "Debra"

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

Spencer i didnt mean to offend u if i did

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

The Westside has a Zankou now. What do we need Hollywood for, again?

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

My new apartment will be walking distance from Zankou. I will be very fat and Armenian within three weeks of the move.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

http://www.mashtimalone.com/

The Sweet Life
Business is booming at Mashti Malone's, where ice cream takes on the delicious and exotic flavors of its CO-owners' native Iran. Read Article

The store belongs to two brothers, Mashti,and Mehdi Shirvani,who grew up Mashhad, a small town in northern Iran. "We are not Malones," says Mehdi, the lively younger brother, and salesman of the joint. "Do I look like a Malone?" Read more Articles

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

even the Valley has a Zankou now but those are the knock-offs, just not the same. the garlic sauce is to die for.

"DO I LOOK LIKE A MALONE" ?

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Citysearch:

The Scene
This small strip-mall shop, oddly still carrying the half-Irish moniker of its predecessor, has been churning out exotic ice creams and sorbets since 1980. The decadent flavors and friendly, sweet service are so far removed from chains that you may swear off Baskin-Robbins forever.

The Food
The ice cream is made regularly on the premises, and rosewater is the base for most flavors, enhanced with Middle Eastern ingredients such as orange blossom, saffron and cardamom in place of traditional American ones. Creamy rosewater ice cream hits the tongue meltingly smooth, while the perfume of roses wakes the taste buds. Coconut-pineapple marries two powerful flavors into a perfectly balanced mixture. The rosewater sorbet is similar to a traditional Iranian dessert, flecked with slightly crunchy rice noodles. American flavors are just as delicious: Strawberry cheesecake tastes remarkably like its namesake, and almonds stud praline's caramel sweetness.

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

Are those men arresting Mel Gibson?

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

the Real Zankou:

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

Aw man, I go back to work for a minute and the world just goes right on without me... (Spencer, glad you got yr maps and that's all settled.)

x^n-post

weho has a funny lego like shape. it should be more priapic, somehow!

Well, if you rotate it 45 degrees it gets a scoosh more phallic, if not priapic.

But the ZIP is 90069 haw haw haw. So there's that.

rogermexico (rogermexico), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

even the Valley has a Zankou now but those are the knock-offs, just not the same.

actually, it tasted exactly the same. maybe if you should accidentally end up west of la brea, you can stoop to our level and check it out!

something about dan aykroyd coming out of a coconut (deangulberry), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

When asked for my zip, I usually say nine-triple-oh-four rather than nine-zero-zero-zero-four, because I think it sounds exponentially cooler the first way. Most of the time, however, I'm embarrassed and mumble it, and people make me repeat like an idiot.

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ned, do you think Arthur would rather hang out in Carthay or Harvard Heights?

dean my anti-westside faux snobbery is just a parody of all those who usually remain "west of labarea" - i'm cool w/ the westside just wouldnt want to live there (since im p00r). but fo real...i just had a coworker from manhattan beach who rarely goes anywhere east of the 405. before i doubted whether ppl like this exist ...whatever its cool. theyre missing out on most of the city; their loss!

Vichitravirya XI, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

"I like black people."

Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 23:54 (9 years ago) Permalink


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