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'Grey's Anatomy' alum Sara Ramirez cuts loose of Echo Park homes

Actress Sara Ramirez, known for her decade-long run on the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” has sold her home in Echo Park for $1.4 million. Entered from a short drive, the corner-lot property includes a multi-level main house and a separate guest house. The main house, built in the 1970s and since...

Tsubaki Brings A New Take On The Izakaya To Echo Park

Tsubaki's impressive drink menu includes jizake, honkaku shochu, and French wines. [ more › ]

Searching for hipster homes in Echo Park: Being a hipster comes with a hefty price tag.

Being a hipster in Los Angeles is like being a drop of water in the ocean.  Apparently one of the requirements of being a hipster is living in certain enclaves.  Now in Los Angeles, a renting majority county, living in the right neighborhood is important.  The HGTV housing erotica that is pumped out to the […]

Kids Get a Lesson in Self-Expression at L.A.'s New Drag Queen Story Hour

On a Sunday at Stories Books in Echo Park, Michelle Tea takes the stage to introduce a room full of parents and kids to Pickle, their storyteller for the day. “Drag queens wear very glamorous, pretty and fantastical dresses, sometimes fantastical pants," Tea explains. "They wear lots of beautiful makeup,...

Mapping Los Angeles's groundbreaking role in LGBT history

When we think of LGBT culture and the movement for gay rights in Los Angeles, there's a tendency to think first of West Hollywood. But LA's rich gay history touches the entire city, from Edendale (now Silver Lake/Echo Park) to Huntington Park to "Ginger Rogers" Beach. Show More Summary

Body Found In Echo Park Lake, No Evidence Of Foul Play

The body was spotted floating in the lake around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. [ more › ]

12 Things to Do When You're in Silver Lake and Echo Park

Silver Lake and Echo Park are two of L.A.'s most notorious hipster enclaves, but really they're home to a diverse cross section of Angelenos, and the experience of hanging out there reflects that. Whether you're driving in from the Westside or just walking down from Los Feliz, here's some stuff...

Girlschool showcases a pop community that's 'built on women’s excellence'

On the morning of Saturday’s women’s march in Los Angeles, the co-founders of the music-promotion collective Girlschool met at Eightfold Coffee in Echo Park. The crowds were already overwhelming – Metro buses and trains were packed to capacity with protesters. So they walked down Sunset Boulevard,...

American Apparel rapidly grew its retail footprint. Did that strategy contribute to its collapse?

American Apparel opened its first stores in 2003, with locations in Echo Park, New York and Montreal. Within three years, it had mushroomed into a global chain with more than 140 locations in 11 countries. By 2009, that figure had doubled to 281 stores. It was, founder Dov Charney once boasted,...

Echo Park residents fighting to save Pre-World War II bungalows from demolition

Residents want historic designation to thwart developers As Los Angeles continues to grapple with it’s housing woes, developers sometimes walk a fine line between satisfying a voracious appetite for new housing and dramatically changing the historic character of the neighborhoods in which they build. Show More Summary

One Day at a Time Calls Out the Che Guevara T-Shirt in One Perfect Scene

Cultural details are sprinkled throughout Netflix's One Day at a Time. Abuelita’s cafetera (coffee maker) and her salsa-playing alarm, the quinceñaera photo album, Penelope’s guayabera shirt, and even Echo Park, where the Cuban-American family lives. But there is perhaps no moment more Cuban than when neighbor and landlord Schneider walks ... More »

Crisp, bright Echo Park bungalow with finished garage asking $699K

Zero yard work because zero yard Located just west of Alvarado in Echo Park, this approximately 1,000-square-foot bungalow is very bright and white. White walls make an appearance in every room of the house. Though warmer, distressed oak floors run throughout much of the house, in the kitchen there is white floor tile. Show More Summary

Rita Moreno on Why She Asked for Her One Day at a Time Character to Be Sexual, Marlon Brando, and Her First-Ever Scene Sans Makeup

On Netflix’s One Day at a Time, an excellent reboot of the Norman Lear original, Rita Moreno stars as 70-year-old Lydia, the grandmother in a multigenerational Cuban-American family living in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Moreno herself is a living legend. The star of West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, ... More »

Five-story apartment complex would overlook Echo Park Lake

13 units on a primely located, undeveloped lot A vacant lot directly overlooking Echo Park Lake could soon be the site of a five-story residential development. On Wednesday, the Echo Park Neighborhood Council will discuss an unnamedShow More Summary

Los Angeles rent comparison: What $1,450 rents you in Los Angeles right now

Apartments in Echo Park, Thai Town, and Highland Park Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five listings within $100 of today's price: $1,450. ?...Show More Summary

Celebrated Taco Maria chef heads to Palm Springs

From eating in the desert to a new izakaya in Echo Park, here’s what’s happening in the food and drink world:  Desert tacos: Chef Carlos Salgado, whose Costa Mesa restaurant Taco Maria has been among the top five restaurants on Jonathan Gold’s best restaurants list for the last two years, is heading...

Remodeled Echo Park bungalow asks $649K

Perfect for anyone who hates yard work This green bungalow sits atop a hill hugging a stretch of the 2 freeway that divides Echo Park and Silver Lake. It’s tough to squeeze into either neighborhood for under $800,000 (Zillow puts the...Show More Summary

When your supermarket or nail salon is also the neighborhood bar

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Wandering around Echo Park recently, Tyler Sharkey was pleasantly surprised to find that he could now grab a beer at his neighborhood bookstore, Stories Books and Cafe. He’d already discovered some other unexpected places nearby with booze: Golden Saddle Cyclery, a Silver Lake bike repair shop...

Los Angeles Rent Comparison: What $2,050 rents you in LA right now

A Downtown loft, a one-bedroom in Echo Park, and more Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five listings within $100 of today's price: $2,050. ? With a wide porch and cute bungalow style, this one-bedroom in Echo Park has some serious curb appeal. Show More Summary

Alexa knows Las Vegas; just ask her

Have a question about a Las Vegas park or your city council representative? Just ask Alexa. Amazon Echo, the increasingly popular voice-controlled device that uses an artificial-intelligence system called Alexa, knows a thing or two about Las Vegas...

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