Complainers often deride LA as a city without a center -- a collection of neighborhoods tied together by a series of sometimes-unmoving freeways. Living here, people clearly take that to heart -- when was the last time your friend in Santa Monica went East of Lincoln, amiright? But it's not just Westsiders who consider their neighborhoods sacred ground -- everyone has pretty entrenched opinions. Here's what everyone else is saying behind your back, about the neighborhood you hold so dear to your heart
Downtown: You moved to LA from NY, Chicago, or SF because you heard the weather was great, but then once you got here you decided you weren't comfortable with having "space" or actually seeing the sun, so you moved Downtown to an overpriced "loft space" that's actually just a studio apartment because you missed living in a "real city". Enjoy that hobo poop outside your door
Silverlake/Los Feliz: Your 2yr-old's Ramones onesie doesn't hide the fact that you have a 2yr-old. Also, you're at the age when you need to realize you're never gonna make any real money being an artist. Time to get a job, sir
Echo Park: Yes, the tacos are delicious, but how would you feel if you were a hard-working Mexican immigrant who finally was able to afford his own place, only to be displaced by some dude who is really good at making coffee and owns, like, 14 Fender Mustangs? Do you feel good about yourself now? You shouldn't
Highland Park: Will be Echo Park five years from now.