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The 12 Most Overrated Things in Los Angeles

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Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 6:00 AM
click to enlarge Downtown L.A.: Remind us why this is supposedly such a great place to live again? - COURTESY OF FLICKR/COLLECTMOMENTS
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  • Downtown L.A.: Remind us why this is supposedly such a great place to live again?

We Angelenos are a complicated people -- creatures of emotion, liable to get swept up in even the silliest of crazes. It's important, therefore, to acknowledge when something's not quite living up to the hype. Here is one man's humble contribution: an attempt to cut through the hoopla and set the record straight.

12) Living downtown

Just 'cause your neighborhood has tall buildings doesn't make it the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and just 'cause your apartment building has a rooftop pool doesn't mean your life is just like Entourage.

11) Bike lanes

Hey L.A., if you really care about cyclists, maybe pave the fucking roads once in a while?

Turn the page for more overrated things, including a deceased musician.

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