Tag Archives: Koreatown

From Mariachis to Velvet Paintings—My Car-Free Tour of Los Angeles

When I get out of town visitors, I get the same question nearly every time: “I should rent a car, right? I hear there isn’t good public transportation in Los Angeles.” I get excited for the opportunity to explain that yes, LA does have decent public transportation and despite it’s shortcomings, it’s only getting better. […]

Preparing LA for Sustainable Growth

What does your utopian version of LA look like for the future? Architects Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Li shared their vision on June 27th with their presentation Future LA: 99% Preservation and 1% Densification at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. They have a plan for densifying 1% of land along the Wilshire corridor to accommodate […]

Five Years of Car-Free Living

June 21st was the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. It was also a solstice of sorts for me: it was the five year anniversary of living car free! Taking the plunge to get rid of my car nearly didn’t happen. The very day I posted an ad on Craigslist to sell my […]

Dockless Bikesharing Comes to Koreatown

I noticed something curious this week at the Wilshire/Vermont subway station—a bright orange bike that wasn’t locked.  Normally, an unlocked bicycle in Los Angeles would take a moment for a thief to ride away with it.  But this was no ordinary bike.  That orange bicycle is one of a few dozen of Spin Bikeshare, a […]

NELA Welcomes Me Home

This month marks what would be my sixth year living in the same apartment building in Koreatown–would.  As I mentioned previously, I moved to Northeast Los Angeles a few weeks ago.  It was a spontaneous move, but it was the right one. I lived in a 1930’s block apartment off of 3rd and Normandie.  It […]

4th Annual Clitoral Mass – 8/1/2015

Last Saturday, I joined the Ovarian Psycos and dozens of other women for the fourth annual Clitoral Mass ride.  This is LA’s largest bike ride organized by and for women.  It was a great afternoon of camaraderie and promoting social justice through bicycling. I arrived early at Olvera Street, where the ride was meeting.  Bike […]

Can we just talk about how awesome it was that I jumped into a moving bus?

A few nights ago, I was meeting some friends in downtown for dinner.  I made sure to check the Metro app before leaving the house in order to plan my trip accordingly.  We were meeting up at 8:30, and that’s a rather crucial time to catch a bus.  After peak hours, buses come much less […]