Eastside Looky-Loo: Luxury living on Drew Street

Drew Street in Glassell Park has been better known as a stronghold for the Avenues gang than a place to find a “luxury apartment,”which is how this one-bedroom unit is promoted on Craigslist. The $775-a month apartment in the 3300 block of Drew Street is located in a gated building that has been totally “totally remodeled with ceiling fan Or A/C, Mirrored closet, Beautiful plush carpet with matching designer ceramic tiles in Kit & Bath Room.”

Police and residents hope Drew Street’s worst days are over. A holiday posada promoting peace was held in December and the LAPD organized a Drew Street Block Party in June to mark the one-year anniversary of a massive raid against the Avenues Gang. If anyone considering this apartment is still worried about crime, they might take comfort in the fact that the LAPD Northeast Division station is less than two blocks away.

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