Wilshire / Vermont Metro Station

Address: 3191 Wilshire Blvd 90010
Phone Number: (800) 366-6883

Wilshire/Vermont is a heavy-rail subway station in the Los Angeles Metro system. Located at Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, it is served by the Red Line and the Purple Line. The station is designed with two platform levels: eastbound Purple and Red Line trains (to Union Station) use the upper level, and westbound Purple (to Wilshire/Western) and Red (to North Hollywood) trains use the lower level. There are a dozen rack spaces for bicycles, but no parking for cars. Above the station is the Wilshire Vermont mixed-use transit village development, a $136-million apartment and retail complex designed by the firm Arquitectonica on land owned by the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The development opened in 2007 and includes apartments and […]

Brown Derby Plaza

Address: 3377 Wilshire Blvd 90010
Phone Number: NA

Opened in 1926, the original restaurant at 3427 Wilshire Boulevard remains the most famous due to its distinctive shape.

Little Bangladesh on 3rd Street

Little Bangladesh

Address: 3rd Street between Alexandria and New Hampshire
Phone Number: NA

Little Bangladesh is a four-block stretch of 3rd Street between Alexandria Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue in what is popularly considered the northern parts of Koreatown. The ethnic enclave was formally designated in 2010 by the Los Angeles City Council.

Islamic Center in Southern California

Islamic Center of Southern California

Address: 434 Vermont Ave 90020
Phone Number: (213) 382-9200

The Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) provides religious, educational and recreational facilities for the Muslim community. It is located on Vermont Avenue in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. There is a significant Muslim residential population in Koreatown, including an officially designated Little Bangladesh business section on Third Street. The Indonesian consulate is on Wilshire Boulevard.

Wilshire Colonnade

Address: 3701 Wilshire Blvd 90010
Phone Number: (213) 381-3753

Wilshire Colonnade property… The property consists of 3 separate components: 1) The twin 11-story towers, 2) a Normandy style (circa 1922) one-story commercial building, and 3) a vacant three-story office building with parking at the ground level. The two mirror image 11-story towers, consisting of approximately 181,000 rsf each, occupies center stage for the property, framing a marble clad plaza filled with lush trees with concentric elliptical fountains in the heart of Wilshire Center. The building is well known for its picturesque quality with its unusual arches and hanging lights, evocative of the 1970s era. The courtyard is often the site of filming and commercials, and many tenant events as well. 3701-3731 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 Management Office […]

Mariposa-Nabi School

Address: 987 S Mariposa Ave 90006
Phone Number: 213-385-0241

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.”

Alfred Hoyun Song / Wilshire·Western Station

Address: 3775 Wilshire Blvd 90010
Phone Number: (800) 366-6883

This Purple Line metro station is named after the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue (the subway is on the northeast corner) and in 2013, after Alfred Hoyun Song, the first Asian-American politician to be elected as state senator to the California State Assembly. Alfred Hoyun Song (Korean name: 송호윤) was born in Hawaii to parents who were sugar-cane plantation workers. In 1940 he moved to Los Angeles and finished his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California. He was the first Asian American legislator elected to the California State Assembly in 1962. He was also the first Korean American to be elected to the California State Senate, where he acted as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. The […]

Kim Nguyen: LAPD Victim in Koreatown

6th Street Between Serrano & Hobart

Address: 6th Street Between Serrano & Hobart 90020
Phone Number: NA

Sixth Street between Serrano & Hobart is the location where LAPD arrested Kim Nguyen in March 2013 for public intoxication, while leaving her drunker male friends behind.

Shonchy Thaopraseuth: Shot Dead by LAPD in Koreatown

Wilshire/Vermont Shell Gas Station

Address: 3201 Wilshire Blvd 90010
Phone Number: (213) 383-4989

The northwest corner of Wilshire & Vermont is where carjacking suspect Shonchy Thaopraseuth was shot more than 60 times by LAPD after a televised slow-speed pursuit in February 2012. He was 22 years old.

In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.