Eagle Rock has taken turns with other Eastside neighborhoods, such as Atwater Village and Echo Park, as serving as a popular symbol of a community undergoing an urban renaissance. Now Eagle Rock is taking its hits.
The ruins of a failed development on Colorado Boulevard last year became a symbol of the real estate bust and a neighborhood embarrassment. Earlier this week there were reports of neighborhood muggings as well as the robbery of a group of four Occidental College students. Today the New York Times reports that the recession has threatened the many new shops and revival * that had attracted many new Eagle Rock residents in the first place:
Anyone want to bet when the first “Eagle Rock is Back” story will appear?