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I love your reflection and story of downtown. A few times a week, I head over west for personal reasons, and I always ask myself what's the deal with the stuffiness here? No smiles? Can anyway just give a shit for one second? I love the colorfulness, the change, the evolvement, and how people are enamored with their little gem here in DT. Maybe it's best to keep DT on the down low. I don't want it to change with no smile, stuffy people :)


I couldn't agree more! I moved here from New York City. My first sublet was in WeHo, which was fine, I could walk to Trader Joe's and to a bar or two and to Book Soup. It was living in Chelsea in the 90's. Fine. Then I discovered the East Side and was hooked -- but I didn't get an apartment, I went back to NYC. When I finally took the plunge and *moved*, downtown was where I felt most at home. I couldn't agree more about ethnic and cultural diversity, not to mention a little refuge from the entertainment industry. We're in Chinatown about once a week, we have a local ramen place that we're obsessed with, a tacqueria a block away (24 hours, another perk for a New Yorker), and Pete's which is my favorite place for a date. When we leave it (for nearby Echo Park) I'll be a little sad....


Great story.
But I agree with Nalini,
Been DT in the last few mouths and have found the stuffyness as Nalini put it. Starting to emerge. But that's the way of the world.....


It doesn't look like Lori read your post or Nalini's comment very closely...LOL

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