Posts Tagged ‘Highland’

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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Curbed – Weekend Open House: Welcome to Yorklandia? Highland Park Craftsman is a Lifestyle, Not Just a House

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Open House: Sunday, November 3rd, between 1 PM – 4 PM

1817 North Avenue 51, Highland Park
Price: $ 689,000
Beds, Bath: 3 beds, 2 baths
Floor Area: 1,599 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: “Not a home, house, dwell, abode or pad. This is a sanctuary. A space where people gather around the cozy fireplace in winter, some stealing first kisses. Sumptuous meals prepared with love in the ample kitchen. Wishes buried under the grand Oak in back. Laughter heard around the fire-pit in springtime, and plans for a future drawn in the detached designer’s studio. Master suite/bath opens to a intimate garden of earthly delights. A door opens to expose a twisting stairway to a secret attic bedroom of surprises. This custom restored home has literally risen from the ashes of 2010. Graced with an incredible aesthetic, and a desire to build this home for generations to come, our client created this peaceful nest. Step out and walk minutes to the new grooviest street in the city, York Blvd. , gateway to Yorklandia. Nosheries. Boutiques. Art. Vibes. Swagger and NELA art walk~~~all so close, and when you shut that door, all so very far away.”

The listing is provided by Deirdre Salomone of Keller Williams who should really win some sort of writing award for this listing. We’ve heard the Yorklandia moniker before, but we never really believed in it until Deirdre made us believe. All of our hopes and wishes are buried beneath that oak tree, next to the spot where we’ll keep our backyard beehive.

· 1817 North Avenue 51, Los Angeles, CA 90042 [Redfin]

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4 Sale – 1820 S Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019, $789,000

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Mid City
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Curbed – On the Racked: NYC Cycle Chain Heads West, Gwyneth Loves Santa Barbara, Shopping Guide to Highland Park

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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LARCHMONT/WEHO: NYC’s own Flywheel is opening two of what sounds like many cycling studios tomorrow in LA. Racked took a tour of the Larchmont location and chatted with their CEO, who is looking at the Westside for further expansion.

SANTA BARBARA: In this week’s Goop e-newsletter, Gwyneth Paltrow reveals her love for Santa Barbara. The actress has penned a weekend guide to the city with places to eat, drink, shop, and get spray-tanned.

HIGHLAND PARK: Highland Park is home to great tacos and some seriously noteworthy shopping. A local shares her favorite spots for vintage, books, records, home decor, and more.
· Racked LA [Official Site]

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Curbed – Week in Review: Curbed Goes Inside Capitol Records, Highland Park is Hot

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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[Inside the Capitol Records Building. Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]

This Week’s Top Stories: Soon-to-be-father/Hansel, Jeremy Renner has gone cray-cray with his latest flip in Holmby Hills. Listing site Redfin has crunched the numbers and determined that Highland Park is the hottest up-and-coming neighborhood for the year 2013. After years of wondering, Curbed finally takes us inside the Capitol Records building to show what the building looks like from the inside. LA City (not necessarily LA drivers) is getting friendlier to the bicycling community with new standards for bike parking and parking reductions. Add another rendering to that Never Built Los Angeles project — the Frank Gehry designed towers for Related’s Grand Avenue development have been scrapped in favor of who knows what. Metro’s grand plan to bring north-south mass transit to the Valley has been narrowed down to two potential modes of transport — a light rail line or bus rapid transit, both down Van Nuys Boulevard. Renderings of a more gentle, staircase and foliage lined LA River have popped up as plans to remake the river into something less terrifying move forward.

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Curbed – On the Racked: Cobrashopping in Hollywood, Huge Fred Segal Coming to LAX, Found Vintage in Highland Park

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

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[Rendering of the LAX Fred Segal]

HOLLYWOOD: Cobrasnake photog Mark Hunter has reopened his Cobrashop. Located across from Hollywood High, the new store is stocked with all the retro-ironic essentials that one needs to wear if they want to get snapped by Hunter.

LAX: More intel has surfaced regarding one of the swanky shops coming to LAX’s redesigned international terminal. The 2,200-square-foot Fred Segal boutique slated for the airport will be, outside duty-free, the largest retail space there; it will offer women’s and men’s apparel, swim, jewelry, and beauty products, and will feature a “signature denim bar.”

HIGHLAND PARK: A new vintage haven by the name of Found has opened in Highland Park. The shop carries a highly-curated selection of vintage and dead stock from the ’60s through the ’90s, as well as newer items like TUK creepers, Navajo silver-and-turquoise jewelry, and Swedish Hasbeens footwear.
· Racked LA [Official Site]

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