It's the last week in December, when according to tradition we make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to all the best, worst, and shitshowiest of things that happened in Los Angeles real estate, architecture, and neighborhoods this year. These are your 2013 Curbed Awards.
Maps are usually fun and educational: They can teach us where the nihilists ate pancakes in The Big Lebowski or where all the white people live in Los Angeles (the Westside) or which neighborhoods are gentrifying the fastest or where all the secret gardens are. But sometimes they're also incredibly stupid, and they classify Compton as part of something called the "waterfront." Here are our 13 favorite Los Angeles maps of 2013: 12 great ones and one mindblowingly terrible one. Enjoy!