Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Crimes threaten Hollywood appeal-NY Times

7/23/13, "Crimes Threaten Hollywood’s Destination Appeal," NY Times, Nagourney

"Hollywood Boulevard is the West Coast equivalent of Times Square, an urban reclamation project that transformed a strip once notorious for crime, drug-dealing and prostitution into a tourist destination, a thriving night-life district and the home of movie premieres and the Academy Awards.

But over the past month, two high-profile crimes--a fatal stabbing of a woman by a homeless person and a robbery spree by a gang that bounded past people gawking at the Walk of Fame — have threatened this carefully cultivated and civically critical reinvention, worrying community leaders and presenting an early challenge to this city’s new mayor, Eric Garcetti."...via Michael Savage

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