Cartoon Tuesday: Yo La Tengo Video Showcases Sunset Plaza

For decades Hollywood has exported Southern California car culture images around the world. That’s changing now. Made-in-L.A. commercials, films, and videos now increasingly feature bike lanes, inverted-U bike racks, and, yes, even People St polka-dotted pedestrian plazas. From NPR via Streetfilms‘ Clarence Eckerson, have fun watching Yo La Tengo’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’ video – showing L.A.’s premiere pedestrian plaza – the Sunset Triangle Park Plaza. Tomorrow we return to serious news.

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