I have live on Boyle Heights, practically since I came to the USA.
I try for few months living on West LA, and Temple city, but I always prefer being here with my family in Boyle Heights, the flavor and the people here are more friendly and warm. I have seen on this past 16 years how my Boyle heights has change and grow. I have seen tons of new things, for example gang reduction, when I first came, we all use to sleep on the floor. I asked why, but after my first night I found out why. Shooting at the middle of the night. Sometimes I will feel I was at the middle of a war zone. I have seen the progress on the street side walk, the cleanness and the graffiti on the street has reduce as well, I see how large corporation, non profit, has bring new apartment buildings development at affordable price. As mother of four and self-employed. A lot of new resources center, there a lot of things you can find on boyle heights with out going to TJ, We have el Merca dito, our Mariachi plaza, We have the golden metro line, we a diversity of cultures that have being making ou Boyle Heights a better place. I love it!