If you've passed through Silver Lake in the past month, you've no doubt noticed Sunset Triangle, a brand-new electric green polka-dot public space. L.A.'s first pedestrian plaza is a pilot project created by closing one block of Griffith Park Boulevard to cars for one year, and adding chairs, tables, and planters. The space itself was designed by Frank Clementi of Rios Clementi Hale Studios, as part of a group called Streets for People, which is hoping to bring the concept to communities across the city. On Wednesday, April 25, Clementi will be joined by public health officials Margot Ocañas and Anna Peccianti, who will tell the story behind the process and lead a tour of this incredible transformed space, which is being used for everything from coffee-sipping to bike-riding to basketball-playing to bike-tuning. Then we'll walk across the street to Cliff's Edge, which has also seen a transformation of sorts: The addition of celebrity chef Ben Bailly and a revamped cocktail menu.
Wednesday, April 25
5:30pm Meet at Sunset Triangle, corner of Sunset Boulevard and Griffith Park Boulevard
6:00pm Tour and talk with Frank Clementi, Margot Ocañas and Anna Peccianti
7:00pm Drinks at Cliff's Edge, 3626 Sunset Boulevard (right across the street)
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design east of La Brea
design east of La Brea (you can call us "dee-lab") is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that celebrates and supports local creatives in their efforts to enlighten, improve and engage the city. Through events that are educational, inspirational, and interactive, de LaB unites an enthusiastic community of local residents who are invested in the future of LA.