You'd be forgiven if you mistook the place for a nightclub or a gallery. It has concrete floors, high ceilings and neon lights. And it's tucked away in Brooklyn's coolest neighborhood, Williamsburg, where alternative lifestylers, work-from-homers and celebrities pay an arm and a leg for apartments just one stop from Manhattan on the L train. To read the entire CNN.com article click here.
To the beat of the the David Starr Jordan High School drum line, city leaders and developers plunged shovels into dirt off 99th and Laurel in Watts on Monday afternoon, ceremoniously marking the start of construction to rebuild Jordan Downs. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
The Rams and Chargers are in a so-called “Fight for L.A.,” a competition that includes wooing — and accepting — new fans from all parts of Southern California’s diverse population. Both franchises have reached out to the LGBTQ community to help sponsor this weekend’s second annual Venice Pride celebration of diversity. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Below Walt Disney Concert Hall, down the block from the line forming outside the Broad Museum, sits the deepest point in Los Angeles’ subway system. When it’s completed, the Bunker Hill station will be in a class of its own. At 110 feet below street level, it will be the only station without escalators, instead relying on a bank of elevators to lower passengers to the platform. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
The California Air Resources Board has asked Volkswagen to do a better job of explaining how the automaker’s plan to spend $200 million to boost the adoption of zero-emission vehicles will benefit lower-income communities. Read full article here.
The past several years have seen numerous improvements to the surroundings of Metro's Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, best highlighted by the rebirth of the MLK Community Hospital. Los Angeles County is now looking to guide further development around the station through a new specific plan. Read full article here.
Call it the Super Bowl Reshuffle. Five days after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium would be finished in 2020, a year later than the original plan, NFL owners unanimously voted to push the Los Angeles Super Bowl back a year until February 2022. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
The notion of “legacy” has been a big part of the Olympic movement over the years. It’s a catch-all phrase that refers to the International Olympic Committee’s oft-stated desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the cities that spend billions to host its Summer and Winter Games. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
How do you judge a new light-rail line? How do you decide if it has succeeded or failed? How do you measure the ways it has changed — or failed to change — a neighborhood? A city? A region? These are questions that Los Angeles County, as it pursues an urban rail expansion as ambitious and expensive as any in American history, is going to be asking itself regularly over the next couple of decades. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.