Entries for date "March 2018"

Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’

By Patricia Leigh Brown – APRIL 29, 2018 – New York Times – for Reference


LOS ANGELES — The temporary transformation of Fickett Street in Boyle Heights began with yellow shades resembling huge kites suspended over the sun-scorched asphalt. Soon, a thoroughfare known for its speeding vehicles and gang activity became something else entirely — a “play street” in which women gathered for Lotería, or Mexican bingo, and kids fashioned …