The Echo Park Newsstand is gone. It didn’t look like the box owned by Armando Cerrutte was going to last very long after city inspectors determined it didn’t meet guidelines, as The Eastsider reported. All that’s left of the Echo Park Avenue newsstand is a ghostly outline on the sidewalk near Los Burritos. Not only was it Echo Park’s last remaining, freestanding news box, a photo of the Echo Park Newsstand also served as this blog’s avatar. So, now that the green and white box is probably sitting in some city dump, what’s The Eastsider to do? Some other obvious neighborhood symbols are also missing, including the Echo Park Lake lotus (dead) and the sign atop Jensen’s Recreation Center sign (dark). Even the Elysian Park tree house is gone. Not sure if some new neighborhood symbols – like the Angelus Temple parking garage or the Echo Park taco truck & TV are – appropriate icons for this blog. This is not good.