How Uber Is Changing Night Life in Los Angeles
J Thoendell stashed this in Cars
Rick Garcia, 59, a retired Army major who said he became an Uber driver to fund a vacation, starts and often ends his shifts downtown. “It’s changing in the blink of an eye,” said Mr. Garcia, a Los Angeles native raised in Echo Park, as he wound his way along one-way streets lined with Art Deco buildings, some empty, others now home to yoga studios and juice bars. “There’s a lot of New Yorkers here, and they’re saying it’s almost like New York.”
True enough: The district is drawing comparisons to SoHo in the early 1980s, when former warehouses morphed into galleries and artist lofts. In downtown Los Angeles, a visible homeless population (thousands bed down nightly in nearby Skid Row, according to city estimates) crosses paths with European tourists and designers
I'm having difficulty understanding why LA didn't have taxi culture till now.
Cost? And now people have stopped caring about cost?