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Old 05-30-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Out of all of the disappointments about Los Angeles that I tell my friends, Hollywood being a dump is always the biggest.
I was so excited getting off a subway train, heading upstairs to Hollywood Boulevard, only to be asked for money three times before I even got to the sidewalk.

Hollywood is overrated, overpopulated, and overdone by all who inhabit it from the homeless kids that hang out by the 101 and have tent camps next to the Tommys to the same aged kids that live in the ridiculously overpriced apartments overlooking their camps to the perverted old men who have made LA their retirement haven simply to prey on young desperate flesh.
So Hollywood is the new Thailand ?
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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So Hollywood is the new Thailand ?

I don't know. I haven't been to Thailand. I have heard a few references from perverts such as T-Bag on Prison Break, but otherwise am lost on the Thai and their culture.

With that being said, if Thailand is an overrated dump full of losers from all walks of life, then yes, maybe Hollywood would qualify for that title.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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A nicer table is built and you bail on said table and tell the outsiders while pointing on the scraps “ok you can sit here”. And you move and take chef aswell.
Who built the nicer table? Who hired the chef in the first place?

Whites build a nice neighborhood. Others come in, even as they hate on whitey for being "racist."

Tired of being hated, tired of rising crime, failing schools, and family dysfunction, whites leave and build a new neighborhood.

It's not whites (or Asians) fault that some other races can't maintain a neighborhood that was nice when they got it.

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So in the end it’s “fine you can live in this hood, or what’s left of it. We’ll just take the buisiness wih us? Cool?
Hood? It wasn't a hood while it was white.

And what's wrong with whites taking their business with them? People like to work close to home. If whites move, naturally, they'll take everything that's theirs with them.

Nobody's stopping any of the newcomers from starting their own businesses. From maintaining the streets, the lawns, the schools, and the infrastructure, all of which was good when they arrived.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Out of all of the disappointments about Los Angeles that I tell my friends, Hollywood being a dump is always the biggest.
I was so excited getting off a subway train, heading upstairs to Hollywood Boulevard, only to be asked for money three times before I even got to the sidewalk.

Hollywood is overrated, overpopulated, and overdone by all who inhabit it from the homeless kids that hang out by the 101 and have tent camps next to the Tommys to the same aged kids that live in the ridiculously overpriced apartments overlooking their camps to the perverted old men who have made LA their retirement haven simply to prey on young desperate flesh.

Hollywood is 50% tourists 30% guys trying to rip off tourists, 20% derelicts who'd kill ya for a nickel.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Yeah white flight. Got a problem with it?
White flight? Hollywood has always been mostly white even during it's worse times. Still majority white in 2018. Is Hollywood really all that sketchy and gritty?
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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White flight? Hollywood has always been mostly white even during it's worse times. Still majority white in 2018. Is Hollywood really all that sketchy and gritty?
It varies . There’s a pretty high police presence it seems versus other areas , probably because of all the tourists . It gets more press when someone is attacked or killed in Hollywood versus some parts of the city .

East Hollywood is pretty gritty , streets are pretty dirty , lot’s of dumping of stuff , homeless , graffiti .
But seems a matter of time before it changes and I know there are plans for some big development projects .
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:19 PM
 
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Trust and believe Hollywood was a MESS back in the 90's. You think it's sketchy now? It's actually quite nice by comparison and incredibly expensive. The revitalization of the neighborhood now fetches insanely expensive rents even near Western Avenue which was a disaster during the 90's and the St. Francis Hotel/PeepShows.

Any long time Angeleno will tell you it's a vast improvement that started in the early 2000's when the Kodak Theatre (now Dolby) was developed.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Trust and believe Hollywood was a MESS back in the 90's. You think it's sketchy now? It's actually quite nice by comparison and incredibly expensive. The revitalization of the neighborhood now fetches insanely expensive rents even near Western Avenue which was a disaster during the 90's and the St. Francis Hotel/PeepShows.

Any long time Angeleno will tell you it's a vast improvement that started in the early 2000's when the Kodak Theatre (now Dolby) was developed.
yeah the Hollywood /highland development was a turning point . It encouraged more people to invest in the area too.

This recent article is pretty interesting showing the developments even in the past 5-10 years .

https://la.curbed.com/2018/5/25/1739...hen-now-photos
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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Trust and believe Hollywood was a MESS back in the 90's. You think it's sketchy now? It's actually quite nice by comparison and incredibly expensive. The revitalization of the neighborhood now fetches insanely expensive rents even near Western Avenue which was a disaster during the 90's and the St. Francis Hotel/PeepShows.

Any long time Angeleno will tell you it's a vast improvement that started in the early 2000's when the Kodak Theatre (now Dolby) was developed.
It has spilled over elsewhere. I used to work on Melrose, and you could watch the line between sketchy and trendy moving eastward pretty much in real time. The sketchy car repair places, the weird stores selling dialing cards and money transfers, the store that brazenly had a sign out offering insurance & registration services - "No ID, No License? No Problem!" - they're all condos and fancy bakeries and trendy restaurants.
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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Hollywood is considerably more Boujie and upscale than it was in the 1990's
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