Purple Line metro station at intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue (the subway is on the northeast corner)
The Los Angeles City Council in 2010 formally declared Koreatown’s borders as Western, Olympic, Vermont, and 3rd… with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: http://www.metro.net/
Also, there are two DASH routes serving the Koreatown area. The fare is just 50 cents and most DASH buses offer free WiFi.
March 2020 News:
A 2nd Korean Air Cabin Crewmember Tests Positive for COVID-10
Opened in the fall of 2005, the Mariposa-Nabi Primary Center is housed in a strikingly colorful building for students in kindergarten to second grade. Mariposa is the name of the street on which the school entrance is; it means “butterfly” in Spanish, while “Nabi” (나비) is the Korean word for “butterfly.”
A middle school within the Los Angeles Unified School District, Local District 4. It was established in 2009 as the only middle school in the LAUSD to practice single-sex education (different curricula and learning environments for girls and boys).
YOKA is named in honor of Colonel Young-Oak Kim, the first Asian-American colonel to lead a US battalion in war. It is LA’s first middle school, and the third school overall, named for a Korean.
Located near the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue
Dosan Ahn Chang Ho station is the official name of the post office on the northwest corner of 6th and Harvard.
This branch had been known as the Sanford station.
In addition to the Pio Pico Library, another LAPL branch that serves what is still considered the Koreatown area of Los Angeles is the Wilshire Library. It doesn’t have as extensive a collection of Korean books or resources, but it’s the next best branch.
(The Central Library in downtown LA also has a significant amount of Korean-language materials.)
Two pairs of Koreatown gateway structures can be seen on either side of Olympic Boulevard, along the stretch that the city has formally designated as Koreatown. One pair is on the western end, just a few steps east of Western Avenue. Another pair is on the eastern end near Olympic Boulevard & Vermont Avenue. (The photo above is one of the gateway structures near Vermont, on the north side of Olympic.) Aside from the prominent white stencil announcing the area’s designation as Koreatown, each structure is topped with a Bong Huang (봉황), a mythical bird recognized in East Asian culture as a symbol of prosperity and happiness. Wilshire / Vermont Metro StationChoice Music @ Koreatown GalleriaGalleria Market on OlympicKoreatown Galleria […]