L.A. River filtered-thumb-100x100-58201#mylariver: Using Social Media to Document Field Work in Northeast L.A.

Social media has allowed the NELA RC interns to not only capture, but to share their experiences of canvassing Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, and Lincoln Heights.

CafecitoOrganico03-thumb-100x100-59830A Coffee Shop Pops Up Along the L.A. River

Sipping coffee along the L.A. River is now a reality as RAC Design Build and Cafecito Orgánico have teamed up to hold a pop-up coffee shop along the river’s pedestrian and bike path in Elysian Valley.

cocosvariety01-thumb-100x100-59609Coco’s Variety Store: A Look Inside the Northeast L.A. Cycling Community

A flashy “Prada” sign in Elysian Valley belies what’s found inside: a thriving local business that deals with everything from bicycles to French poetry books.

nelainterns02-thumb-100x100-59584NELA RC Summer Interns Are Awarded City Certificates for their Hard Work

With the summer coming to a close, the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative (NELA RC) summer intern cohort ended their internships with a celebration.

Omar-Brownson-thumb-100x100-58646Omar Brownson, Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation

The L.A. River Revitalization Corporation is a non-profit organization that works to catalyze sustainable land use development along the L.A. River. The LARRC will establish an educational and community-based campaign that engages residents and business leaders in the creation of a thriving riverfront district.

George-Villanueva-thumb-100x100-58647George Villanueva, USC Metamorphosis

The USC Metamorphosis project researches the transformation of urban community under the forces of globalization, new communication technologies, and population diversity in order to inform practice and policy.

nela-thumb-thumb-100x100-58668A Collective Vision for the Northeast L.A. Riverfront District

The Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collective brings together a wide variety of partners from different sectors that collectively are shaping new methods for urban planning.

accordion20-thumb-100x100-58281Dave’s Accordion School: Nurturing Melodies in Atwater Village

Opened in 1971, the school and repair shop has stayed in the same storefront on Glendale Boulevard for over four decades. It’s also where the owner met his wife.

kruegermann03-thumb-100x100-57759Kruegermann Pickles & Sauerkraut: Keeping Old World Traditions Alive in Elysian Valley

Roots of the Northeast L.A. family enterprise run deep — the business was first established in 1895 in the small German town of Luebbenau, about 60 miles south of Berlin.

nela-food05-thumb-100x100-56847A Conversation on Food Policy and Access in Northeast Los Angeles

We speak with Sharon Cech of Occidental College’s Urban & Environmental Policy Institute on food access and policy in Northeast Los Angeles.

takingreign01-thumb-100x100-56329Taking the Reins: Teaching Life Skills through Horseback Riding, Urban Farming, and the L.A. River

Located in the equestrian community of Atwater Village right along the L.A. River, the nonprofit gives at-risk girls a unique opportunity to learn new leadership skills.

On the River-thumb-100x100-56445Northeast L.A. Residents Speak Out Their Concerns

A common thread that ties these neighborhoods together is the residents’ pride in their fellow neighbors and the sense of community that is felt because of this.