Elysian Valley, a neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles between the Los Angeles River and 5 Freeway, is being transformed by the prospect of river redevelopment. The once isolated enclave, a.k.a. Frogtown, has been home to generations of generally lower-income Latino families, living in small bungalows on small lots (photo at upper left). Parts of the river bike path, a big draw to the neighborhood, still show the area’s gritty side (photo at upper right) even amid newer real estate developments (photos at bottom).
– Photos by Andres Magaña