Posts Tagged ‘Highland’

4 Sale – 1940 N Highland Ave #8, Los Angeles, CA 90068, $450,000 2 beds, 2 baths

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

1067 sqft, 2 beds, 2 baths, condo in Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Hills
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Curbed – Gentrification Face-Off: Depressed by the extremely depressing Highland…

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Boyle-Heights-Starbucks-8-17-2014-3-06-38-PM.jpgDepressed by the extremely depressing Highland Park Starbucks? Be jealous of the new one in Boyle Heights. The shop across from the Sears complex (which stands to receive a mega-overhaul) has all the trademarks of “the comfy albeit homogenized” coffee shop that the HLP outpost lacks: indoor seating, all that dark wood, a communal table. Regardless of location and fanciness, though, the Frappucinos are always the same. [ELA]

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Curbed – Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Avenue 56 and Figueroa in Highland Park

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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[Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection]

You were right, FRM, this brick building is on the busy Highland Park corner of Avenue 56 and Figueroa. When it was completed in 1923, the building housed an elegant Masonic Lodge upstairs and retail downstairs. The upstairs quarters haven’t been a Masonic hangout since the early ’80s, but they do still host weddings, birthdays, quinceañeras, and other events on the regular. Downstairs tenants include popular eatery Good Girl Dinette and a field office for Councilmember Gil Cedillo.

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· Hint: Where Was This Brick Meeting Place in the Mid-1920s? [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – New to Market: 1907 Craftsman With Pool in Highland Park Asking $850k

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Located a couple blocks east of Occidental College, this 1907 Craftsman was once home to Oxy’s law school dean, SG Pandit, and to Kathryn Scola, an early Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include the pre-Hays-Code Barbara Stanwyck classic Baby Face. Per the listing, the four-bedroom, two-bath residence’s features include original oak hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, living room and master suite fireplaces with period tile work, double-hung windows, antique lighting, an original claw-foot tub, custom curtains, and original hardware. The 10,357-square-foot property also includes a freestanding guest studio; an attached storage shed; and fenced-off pool, spa, and koi pond. Last sold just eleven months ago for $ 850,000, it’s now asking that exact same sum.

· 5135 Range View Avenue [Official site]
· 5135 RANGE VIEW Ave [Redfin]

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Curbed – Neighbor Beefs: City Trying to Shut Down Highland Park’s Church on York Venue

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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[Photo by Peter Gilstrap; stamp via Shutterstock / chrisdorney]

Last month it seemed like the city of Los Angeles might give the official ok to Highland Park’s beloved new arts space the Church on York, but instead it denied all permits on Friday, chalking the decision up to what the zoning administrator calls the proprietor’s “disregard for the law,” says the LA Times. According to the zoning admin who denied the Church, the space had taken out only five special event permits in all of 2013, which would mean that the vast majority of their shows were held illegally. (The venue had 20 scheduled shows in April alone.) Additionally, the zoning admin’s report claims, the LAPD—which had once written a letter of support for the venue—found show-goers smoking weed in the basement and the venue illegally sold alcohol while it was waiting for those permits to be approved.

The fire department shut the venue down Friday, pushing shows to other venues. The Church’s current plan of action includes trying to get temporary permits so that the rest of their scheduled shows can take place and possibly scrapping plans to serve booze. “We’re not going anywhere. I’m going to keep fighting,” the venue’s owner/operator said. Just today, the Church tweeted about a Jandek show this coming weekend, no alternative venue listed.
· Highland Park’s Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music [LAT]
· HP Neighbors Fighting Church on York’s Attempt to Go Legit [Curbed LA]
· 1913 Highland Park Church Transforms Into All-Ages Arts Space [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Wilshire Bus Lane: Watch the Wilshire Bus Lane Stretching Westward to Highland

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Construction workers are furiously repaving Wilshire Boulevard and carving out a peak-hour bus-only lane that will reduce cross-town bus commutes by a whopping 24 percent (FYI, buses carry more people than cars on Wilshire). Wilshire already has a rush-hour bus lane between MacArthur Park and Western Avenue—yup, same place the subway runs—but a new westbound segment from Western to Highland should open in early May and vastly improve that bumpy stretch. Workers are building out the westbound bus lane all the way to West LA, save for transit-averse Beverly Hills and Condo Canyon, and then turning around and building the eastbound lane. The whole project should wrap in early 2015. Next up is Miracle Mile, a frenetic part of town full of people who don’t like to be bothered by inconveniences construction. A community meeting on construction is planned for April 8, but in the interim, LADOT advises people to stay out of the construction zone (see the footprints?) and stop asking workers about the Purple Line subway extension (that’s a Metro project).

· Wilshire Getting Big Makeover In Mid-Wilshire And Miracle Mile [Curbed LA]

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4 Sale – 624 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, $895,000 3 beds, 3 baths

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

2277 sqft, 3 beds, 3 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Greater Wilshire / Hancock Park
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