If you’ve passed through Silver Lake in the past month, you’ve no doubt noticed Sunset Triangle, a brand-new polka-dot plaza that’s become a lively gathering space for the neighborhood. L.A.’s first street-to-plaza conversion project was created by temporarily closing one block of Griffith Park Boulevard to cars for one year, and adding amenities like moveable chairs, tables, and planters. Sunset Triangle Plaza was created by a group called Streets for People, which is an initiative of the City of Los Angeles City Planning Commission in partnership with the County Department of Public Health. The plaza was modeled after the successful pedestrian plazas in New York City and was designed by Frank Clementi of Rios Clementi Hale Studios.On Wednesday, April 25, Clementi will be joined by Streets for People’s Margot Ocañas and Anna Peccianti, who will lead a tour of this incredible transformed space, which is being used by people of all ages and physical abilities 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)
Free, but please RSVP so we can get a headcount.