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Pop-Up Broadway: Exploring L.A.'s Original Great Street

It's always surprised me that in the city most widely associated with film, tourists have always been directed to Hollywood, not to Broadway's theater district in downtown's Historic Core.

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Eric Brightwell is a writer, map maker, and an explorer of neighborhoods. He writes at Amoeblog, and his maps can be viewed at Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography.

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Exploring the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension

Exploring the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension

The Green Line, which began services in 1995, currently ends in Redondo Beach; the planned extension will take it all the way to Torrance.
C'mon N' Ride It: Exploring Along the WeHo PickUp Line

C'mon N' Ride It: Exploring Along the WeHo PickUp Line

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On the Waterfront: Riding San Pedro's Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line

On the Waterfront: Riding San Pedro's Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line

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Exploring the Planned Course of the Metro Purple Line Extension

Exploring the Planned Course of the Metro Purple Line Extension

The subway is currently expected to reach the Westside VA in 2035, the year that, tellingly, is the setting for both "Twelve Monkeys" and "I, Robot." Will we even live to see the s ...
Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between

Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between

Today is the 18th anniversary of the opening of the Metro Green Line. For those who are familiar, they likely know it as the rail that doesn't quite reach either the ocean or LAX.
Exploring The Remains of L.A.'s Little Italy

Exploring The Remains of L.A.'s Little Italy

Little Italy lives on not just in their memories, but in the very tangible monuments that one can still experience firsthand.
Exploring Downtown's Calvin S. Hamilton Pedway

Exploring Downtown's Calvin S. Hamilton Pedway

If you've been downtown there's a good chance that you've noticed the concrete overpasses above the streets, but probably never thought much about them.
Exploring Dodger Stadium Without Baseball

Exploring Dodger Stadium Without Baseball

When presented with the opportunity to explore it without the distraction of baseball, I stepped up to the plate, as it were.
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