Archives for: Echo Park Culture

Echo Park Lake

After an extensive $45 million renovation of 2 years, Echo Park Lake re-opened to the public in June of 2013. The iconic L.A. park is replete with beautiful downtown views, an annual Lotus Festival, and swan-shaped pedal boats, to name a few.

New Graffiti Art – Echo Park Avenue

There’s a new, beautiful graffiti mural on Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Blvd. — a vista of 2 blossomed lotus leaves and a pretty girl with cotton-candy lips. Fashion of Echo Park’s corner wall just got a nice coat of aerosol by artists Slug (who collaborated on The Little Joy’s facade) and Hengone.  With the […]

Why I Love Echo Park Lake

From Summer 2011 to Spring 2013, it remained closed off to the public. Alas, on Saturday June 15th, fences came down on the Lake from which Echo Park derives its name.  LA Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti, CD13 incumbent Mitch O’Farrell, Councilman Tom LaBonge, and heck — American Apparel and PETA — were among the throng of […]

Black Star Building and Design Moves to Echo Park

You may think a new bar has arrived in Echo Park’s Hi-Fi district — a sleek black and white sign and horizontal wooden slats beckoning you in — but Black Star happens to be a full-service building and design co-op founded by general contractor Matthew Pope. He’s responsible for many posh renovations and restorations around […]