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Old 11-02-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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What kind of stuff could possibly go on there? It's a wide open park. I'd figure the cops could easily cast a spotlight and make the hoods scatter like roaches.

It's not like Central Park that's covered and hidden by the trees.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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What kind of stuff could possibly go on there? It's a wide open park. I'd figure the cops could easily cast a spotlight and make the hoods scatter like roaches.

It's not like Central Park that's covered and hidden by the trees.
The surrounding neighborhoods are compact housing. At one time it was the most densely populated neighborhood west of the Mississippi.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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The surrounding neighborhoods are compact housing. At one time it was the most densely populated neighborhood west of the Mississippi.
since that area is made up almost entirely of recent immigrants from central america, it wouldn't surprise if it wasn't still at the top of that list.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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since that area is made up almost entirely of recent immigrants from central america, it wouldn't surprise if it wasn't still at the top of that list.
I think it is a great candidate for "neighborhood that was undercounted in the census". It's already super-dense, and probably denser (that .3 million discrepancy between the census and LA's estimation has to occur somewhere).
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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I think it's melting in the dark, all that sweet green icing flowing down
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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Is MacArthur Park still dominated by the violent Salvadoran cartel MS-13? I wouldn't go near the area after dark, even for Langer's pastrami.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Don't go to Macarthur Park at night for Langer's, because Langer's closes at 4. It's not really the top eating area.

I walked across the park at night one time, going from a play to the subway. It was fine, though I was a little nervous. There are lots of people using the parking during the day, so that's fine, but I don't know how many people are routinely in there at night.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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After everything is a starbucks and a vegan hipster joint.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Well, they just opened a Starbucks on Spring Street which was unthinkable 10 years ago. Give it time....
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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What kind of stuff could possibly go on there? It's a wide open park. I'd figure the cops could easily cast a spotlight and make the hoods scatter like roaches.

It's not like Central Park that's covered and hidden by the trees.
I love the area but I would not walk the park at night. The LAPD has found bodies in that lovely lake. I know it happened a few times in the 1990's and as recently as 2005 the LAPD found three bodies in a trash bag. Apparently, the MS-13 gang stabbed and beat some rivals and dumped them in the lake.

THe city and the LAPD have done a lot to try to clean up the park. It has gotten better in recent years.
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