May 17, 2006

Who Lays Claim?


What is this neighborhood called? It's a sliver two blocks wide, about 30 blocks long, sandwiched between I-5 and the LA River.

Glendale Freeway (Hwy. 2) runs across the north end; Pasadena Freeway (110) pinches off the south. The mostly residential 'hood is accessible only via Riverside Drive as it snakes under I-5's east side.

I haven't seen neighboring areas lay claim. Atwater Village stops at Fletcher Drive, supposedly. This map seems to split the land between Silver Lake and Elysian Park, but it doesn't seem like part of either.

8 comments:

Prehensile Thumb said...

Did you really find an unnamed neighborhood in LA!? I can't think of anyone who can lay claim.

blogger said...

I found this neighborhood accidentally, looking for a non-freeway route from Atwater Village to downtown LA. (It's Riverside Dr. to San Fernando Rd. to Broadway, by the way. Seems roundabout, but it's smooth sailing all the way to Chinatown.)

In the process I discovered this neighborhood also harbors a secret on-ramp from Riverside Dr. (at Duvall St.) to the 110 south.

- AVN (atwater-village.blogspot.com)

video louis said...

FROGTOWN

Danielle said...

I'm pretty sure it's called Elysian Valley. My daughter has friends who used to play soccer there.

day19 said...

yes, Frogtown.

lacityorgcd13 said...

It's officially called Elysian Valley. Frogtown is a nickname that goes back to the results of flooding at the Glendale Narrows: frogs in the streets. Unfortunately, since a multigenerational gang has laid claim to the "Frogtown" mantle, the residents mostly prefer Elysian Valley.

--Josh Kamensky, office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti

blogger said...

Thanks, Josh, for clearing it up! - AVN

kmurphy said...

the 2 is the southern boundary of Atwater according to the city. so everything above the neighborhood you describe (which I have also heard called Frogtown and Elysian valley) is Atwater.