Echo Park reading list, circa 2005

The former Echo Park Newsstand, which was hauled off by the city earlier this year for permit violations, once served as a handy gauge of the neighborhood’s tastes and interests. Echo Park resident Steve Nereo snapped the above photo of the newsstand, located on Echo Park Avenue near Los Burritos, about five years ago before part its list of periodicals was painted over. Said Nereo:

“I had been passing it since 2000 thinking,  ‘I need to get a picture of that before they paint over it.’ So one day I finally did, and less than a month later they covered it up. I love the list of periodicals they chose to advertise.”

A different view of the Echo Park Newsstand lives on as The Eastsider avatar.

Photo by Steve Nereo

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