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Old 03-06-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Ah, so the only people who see downtown in a positive light are people who own something downtown, or work for the Downtown News....?

Well, I don't fall into either category. Guess I'm just not 'real'.

And as I stated in a prior post, I appreciated the poster giving some honest opinions based on first-hand experiences. Regardless, I stick by the statements me and so many others have made regarding downtown districts: there is a helluva lot of variety down there, especially now with all the new developments and residents.

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THANK YOU!!!

Finally get to see a real post by someone not financially invested in downtown.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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THANK YOU!!!

Finally get to see a real post by someone not financially invested in downtown.
I'm not financially invested in downtown, and I love it. Anyways, it seems that you wanted to find something who didn't like downtown, and couldn't, if this is the first post out of all the post before that had something negative about downtown.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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I recently visited LA and was very curious about the neighbourhoods of South Central. I think it was a mix of my love for Hip Hop music and a deep scepticism about the way the inner city is still portrayed to the world.
I decided to play it safe and do a tour of Nickerson Gardens, Athens Park and Kelly Park just using google street view on my laptop. Hey! If we have the technology right!?

I was shot. Twice.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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You do not "have to" avoid any place.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Personally I think Hollywood is sketchy. Lots of bums and homeless people around there. Went to Roro's Chicken around Cherokee and Sunset and lots of shady looking people; by that I mean homeless, bums, gangsta types and more lower-income looking. West Hollywood is much better.
Weho = Yuppy central. Not a huge fan.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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West Hollywood is kind of overrated
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Went to LA as expected in the middle of January, and felt pretty safe in the whole west LA area as hollywood, west hollywood, noho, calabasas, venice and etc, also it was fine in Anaheim and surrounding areas,
I didnt like Downtown LA and didnt feel safe out there, at the day-time its feels like little Mexico (spanish Harlem), at the night its crawling with homeless people, whom i dont consider friendly people (there is a big difference between homeless in NY and LA),
So anyways, thanks everyone who had given me advices on this thread!
I'm curious to hear what you think the differences are. I think there are more in LA, but I can't think of a difference in attitude. When it comes to schizophrenics for instance, pinpointing a type of personality can obviously be difficult. Anyway, just curious to hear thoughts on this.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I'm curious to hear what you think the differences are. I think there are more in LA, but I can't think of a difference in attitude. When it comes to schizophrenics for instance, pinpointing a type of personality can obviously be difficult. Anyway, just curious to hear thoughts on this.
I honestly find the homeless in LA to be fairly "friendly" - AKA non-threatening. They'll ask for change and if you say no, that is that.

When I lived in Boston (significantly less homeless), I found the homeless would badger you even after you politely said no to them.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA (South Central)
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I honestly find the homeless in LA to be fairly "friendly" - AKA non-threatening. They'll ask for change and if you say no, that is that.

When I lived in Boston (significantly less homeless), I found the homeless would badger you even after you politely said no to them.
Yea I feel they're harmless here. Some are even funny as hell. The day the Lakers played Game 7 against the Celtics in 2010, I took a pic of one bum who drew a Lakers jersey as his T-Shirt, and had a sign said "Please help feed me, I'm a Laker fan!" I gave him $5
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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The homeless in any given city are generally "harmless", I think. Aside from a few rare cases.
(Even here there have been some very violent cases with the homeless.)
The only major difference I see in LA is that there are significantly more of them. It continues to be considered the "homeless capital" of the country. Now with the numbers on skid row rising again, the city's plans to "eliminate" homelessness have been thwarted.
Anyway, I didn't mean to change the direction of this thread completely, I was just curious when the OP mentioned differences between the homeless in NY and LA. I don't think there are, outside of numbers.
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