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March 31, 2014

Facade Lighting Grants Awarded on Broadway

Broadway continues to brighten up with the announcement of recipients of the Broadway facade lighting grants. A $750,000 grant ushered through thanks to Councilmember Huizar’s office and managed throu…

March 13, 2014

A Poem from Ed Rosenthal

We are lucky to celebrate many creative types in the Historic Core. We have visual artists, authors, musicians – you name it. Ed Rosenthal, one of the Historic Core’s local poets (among other things),…

December 2, 2013

Historic Core Dog Relief Areas

In August 2013, we launched a pilot project to add Dog Relief Areas in unused, abandoned tree wells throughout the neighborhood. Along with new signage on many of our trash cans, the artificial turn d…

September 11, 2013

5th/Spring to be Recognized as John Parkinson Square

The City of Los Angeles, DLANC and the Historic Core BID will honor the Historic Core’s iconic architecture by recognizing the intersection of 5th & Spring as John Parkinson Square. Establishing an ar…

August 9, 2013

Chipotle Sponsors the Historic Downtown Farmers Market on Sunday, August 11

In a move to support Southern California farmers and to encourage local residents to purchase fresh and healthy produce, Chipotle is donating $2,500 in $5 tokens at the Historic Downtown Farmers Marke…

July 18, 2013

Historic Core BID Wins “BEST BID” in Downtown LA

he readers of LA Downtown News have spoken: The Historic Core has the best business improvement district in the area for the second consecutive year. The Historic Core Business Improvement District (B…

June 17, 2013

Spring Street Park Has Arrived to the Historic Core!

Our new neighborhood pocket park, Spring Street Park, is now open in the Historic Core. The 0.7 acre space, which was formerly a surface parking lot, brings much needed green space, a playground, and…

June 7, 2013

Creative Office of the Week – Vain Media

The first thing one notices upon walking into the offices of Vain Media is the color scheme: pink and black adorn the windows, walls, and furniture. Then there are the giant stuffed animals, which acc…

May 30, 2013

Creative Office of the Week – Historic Downtown Wellness Center

Boris Mayzels’s chiropractic clinic and wellness center is situated in the historic Haas Building on Broadway, which was built in 1915. When Boris invited into his office to talk about his business, t…

May 3, 2013

Cinco de Mayo en el Historic Core!

Come celebrate our southern neighbor in the Historic Core. No, not South Park… Mexico! Check out all these great Cinco de Mayo events taking place this weekend in our neighborhood. ¡Vámonos! Mercado H…