The City of Angels Who Never Sleep: Can Downtown Los Angeles Be Manhattanized?

Time, July 30th – By Jens Erik Gould.
Los Angeles and New York City are about as different as two cities can be. L.A. is horizontal, while N.Y.C. is vertical. L.A. is about the car; N.Y.C., the subway. And downtown L.A. has traditionally been the laughingstock of the city’s nightlife, while N.Y.C. has a concentration of nightlife in Manhattan.  Now that is changing. Downtown L.A., which used to be dead after working hours, is striving to become a hub for entertainment, sports, dining and housing, in addition to continuing as a daytime financial center. Some are calling it the “Manhattanization” of downtown.
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