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Northeast L.A. Riverfront
The NELA Riverfront District Vision and Economic Development Plan was the result of community engagement activities that were aimed at celebrating Northeast Los Angeles’ riverfront neighborhoods: Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park and Lincoln Heights. From 2013 to 2014, the Plan documented ideas from the community with the goal of improving the NELA Riverfront area and giving recommendations to deliver those improvements to the L.A. River and its surrounding Northeast Los Angeles riverfront neighborhoods. Download the Vision Plan (93.6 MB)

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NELA RC Community Engagement Toolkit

The Lessons Learned and Community Engagement Toolkit is indended for use in community planning and economic development projects.
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The Left Bank of the L.A. River

While the name was inspired by the Seine River in Paris, the location of The Left Bank comes from a rich familial tradition -- it was once a tool shop run by Goodman-Lean's paternal grandfather for four decades.
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NELA RC Shares Vision Plan with the Elysian Valley Community

Elysian Valley flowed with life on Saturday morning as more than a hundred community residents, activists, and river enthusiasts gathered for yet another milestone in the ongoing efforts to revitalize the L.A. River.
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Local Media Perspectives on the L.A. River and Northeast L.A.

The researchers of the NELA Riverfront Collaborative conducted a focus group discussion with local media producers, editors, and writers to learn about the conditions and challenges of local media storytelling from the perspective of those that were di...
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Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative Open House

After over a year and a half of engaging the Northeast Los Angeles riverfront communities, the collaborative is excited to invite you to the final…
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People of Cypress Park: Guadalupe Redondo

I almost always take the bus since my daughters are long gone. My husband is sick so he can't drive anymore.
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People of Cypress Park: Blanca Valle

Our customer base is varied, we have lots of Latinos but also Anglos, Armenians, a few. A little of bit of everything.
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People of Atwater Village: Bebo Garcia

A radical change I've seen? Less violence. You can walk the streets with ease compared to how it was in the 90's, 2000. It's very different.
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People of Cypress Park: Antonio Cornejo

Barbers are becoming extinct, there aren't enough barbers these days because it costs $15,000 dollars to become one. So a lot young guys prefer studying something else.
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People of Glassell Park: Sandro Miranda

Gang violence went down. It's not as bad as before. We had an accident recently over here. I guess two young cats got killed on the corner over here, but besides that it's been pretty calm.
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