Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wednesday Poll: Where Do the Westside and the "Fake Eastside" Meet?

Yes, yes, we all know the true Los Angeles "Eastside" is East of the Los Angeles River. I bring that up first, because the whole "Eastside" thing is the source of countless debates (as most recently noted by the L.A. Times here).

Despite the truth, many Angelenos lay claim to the mythical "Eastside" that makes up Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, Hollywood and even Hancock Park (which, yes, again is amusing when you know your L.A. history -- and realize that Hancock Park was originally considered a far West hike from L.A.). So it brings up a good question... where does this modern-day "Eastside" begin?

I've always considered Highland the boundary, mostly because it continues right up into the Cahuenga Pass, making for a nice little dividing line. But most articles on the "Eastside" debate seem to put it at La Brea or Fairfax.

What do you think? Where does the "Fake Eastside" begin? Take the poll below.

(Pic via LA Eastside.)

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