Monday, January 7, 2008

Take Your Medicine (part 1)

Let's make this clear - we really like Park LaBrea so far; the experiment is going well, BUT life inside is not all the leasing office cracks it up to be. I let out a little snicker each time I drive down Hauser Ave. (the public street that cuts through PLB) past the lamp post banner advertisements for the various amenities offered inside the gates of Park LaBrea. This post will be the first in a series "Take Your Medicine" where we post the truth behind what the banners say and what they really mean.

"5 miles of running trails" & "bike trail" -- The Park LaBrea management company issues a small map to all new residents on their orientation day. The map is of the streets inside the complex which includes dotted lines showing 1-mile, 3-mile and 5-mile round about and doubled-back routes through the sidewalks and streets. In other words, there are no separate tracks dedicated for jogging or biking, it's just a planned out route through the place. Good news is, Pan Pacific Park is across the street – it does have a jogging, walking & biking path . If you circle enough times, I’m sure it adds up to 5 miles.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Sally you're too kind. What these are is "lies." They are lies on a much bigger scale then when you hear from their crooked leasing agents that you have free access to the pool, only to find when you move in that you must join a costly club to get access to the pool.
Now they are remodeling the pool area, which I'm sure will allow them to sucker more tenants much in the way that spending our rent revenue on cosmetic improvements to the campus instead of investing in real infrastructure on the near dilapidated apartment buildings is used to "Get em in". Once you sign that lease, they are as responsive as any other greedy heartless corporation.