The blogger known as Chimatli on LA Eastside recalls fond memories of her family’s many decades in Echo Park. But the neighborhood no longer feels like home. The renovated bungalows are now occupied by newcomers and the old stores are now hangouts for the young and ironic, not the working class and Latino, Chimatli writes:
Where did the old Echo Park go?
“Now when I go to Echo Park I’m reminded of David Hoch’s quote “I feel like I’m a tourist in my own city.” It’s beginning to feel more and more like a hipster Disneyland.”