Sunday, February 24, 2008

Walking L.A. #11 - NoHo Arts District

It is a shame that we had to drive all the way to North Hollywood for such a short walk - only 3/4 of a mile. The one positive thing about it being short was that we were able to finish quickly just before it started to rain. No one joined us again, most likely because of the long drive and gloomy weather.

Most of the walk was on Lankershim Blvd which contained a few restaurants, coffee shops, and small theaters. We stopped for a late breakfast after the walk at the Eclectic Cafe, a neighborhood eatery that showcases the work of local artists.

The NoHo Arts District seems a little over-hyped to me. I think it is nice to see that there have been a lot of improvements in the neighborhood such as LANI's treatment of the northwest corner of Lankershim Blvd and Magnolia Blvd. But from a visitor's perspective, there isn't a whole lot to see or do.

North on Lankershim from where the walk starts is the Metro station that connects the Orange Line and the Red Line. I wish this was part of the walk so that people could see the metro art/design that is typical of LA's Metro stations. There was also significant development surrounding the station which shows the Transit Oriented Development trend going on here.

The next walk is Studio City's Woodbridge Park.

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