Here it is: the 2015 Curbed Cup race for the Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Year. Round one of our tournament features 16 'hoods vying for the coveted golden jpeg—we'll have two matchups every day through Thursday, then take a look at our tournament bracket on Friday. Voting for each poll ends 24 hours after opening (and will be watched closely for any shenanigans). Let the games begin!
In 2015, Frogtown was a neighborhood on the brink. With revitalization of the LA River now a given, gentrifiers have moved in in force, not just flipping houses but also proposing huge, fancy developments. In response, the long-time residents have banded together and are working with the city to keep new development respectful to the area.
The big thing that happened for the Donut Time District this year is that it officially got the name Donut Time District (we're the officials). It also got its own fantastic indie movie, Tangerine, about one day on the old school Hollywood strip (around Santa Monica and Highland) that's most known for its popularity with trans sex workers. Meanwhile, developer AvalonBay has announced its intentions to gentrify the area with an enormous mixed-user that's supposed to take out the historic Circus Disco (booooo).
· Curbed Cup 2015 [Curbed LA]