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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

UPDATE: Booking a flight for December 3/4th to the 7th.
Who wants to see my face? Or even better, let me sleep on your couch!
EDIT: HOTEL BOOKED. Whammo.
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Click the giant link. Does anyone live near the arrow? Tell me what traveling here is going to be like in terms of transportation, parking, chaos?





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Oct 24 12 03:41 pm Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

there is public transport, but it isnt that good.  you can cab it if you want to stay close to that location.

Oct 24 12 06:34 pm Link

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a raw muse

Posts: 3196

Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica

Parking is horrible.

There's an express bus that goes down Wilshire that gets you to the train to DTLA, but it takes a long, long time.

ETA: getting from that area to the airport is shitty; supershuttle would do it for roughly $30 I think, but again, it takes a long, long time.

Oct 24 12 07:38 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Its LA. Expect horrible

Oct 24 12 08:15 pm Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11048

Sun City, California, US

If you drive there - you will get a parking ticket

I don't even think you have to stop - to get one.

They may wrap it around a brick and sling it thru the side window of your rental car as you drive through.

That is Beverly Hills

Oct 24 12 10:29 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Well, this is helpful.
I guess staying as close to that spot as possible would be the goal then.

Oct 25 12 07:12 am Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nemi wrote:
Well, this is helpful.
I guess staying as close to that spot as possible would be the goal then.

I mean, its LA. Traffic is awful all over LA. Youve got bus stops right by you, but that bus is going to be stuck in all the traffic everyone else is stuck in. So while you CAN get places, you cannot do so in a timely fashion, so dont ever need to be somewhere in a HURRY and youll be okay.


As for chaos...its just another big crowded american city, if you can weather NYCs chaos you can survive LA. Just probably dont go out at night alone, you look twelve and vulnerable in the dark.

It LOOKS like youve got a lot of stuff within walking distance, food and store and stuff wise.

The satellite image looks like everything off the main road is residential, so probably by permit parking only, it will almost certainly suck to street park and a garage (if theres one near you) will also cost you, because its like NY

Oct 25 12 02:04 pm Link

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Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15718

Orlando, Florida, US

Buy a scooter.

There's a http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngrule in L.A. that motorcycles can ride between lanes. Freaks you out if you're in a car, but it's probably the best way to get places. And parking them is way easier and cheaper than a car.

There are VERY few places to park that are not permit or metered. However, the meters all take debit cards.  And the rules for any given parking place require an associates degree to determine when and for how long you may park there.  Read the signs carefully.

Busses and cabs can get you places, but as said, not much faster.  Buy some good walking shoes.

Oct 25 12 11:02 pm Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11048

Sun City, California, US

Post a casting call for a "Nemislave"?

Somebody with a car, that can take you too and fro?  And a place to lay your weary head?

I imagine that many would want to be Nemihelpful in LA.

Oct 26 12 09:55 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
Buy a scooter.

There's a http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngrule in L.A. that motorcycles can ride between lanes. Freaks you out if you're in a car, but it's probably the best way to get places. And parking them is way easier and cheaper than a car.

There are VERY few places to park that are not permit or metered. However, the meters all take debit cards.  And the rules for any given parking place require an associates degree to determine when and for how long you may park there.  Read the signs carefully.

Busses and cabs can get you places, but as said, not much faster.  Buy some good walking shoes.

Buy a scooter? For like a 3 day trip?

Oct 28 12 02:01 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Vintagevista wrote:
Post a casting call for a "Nemislave"?

Somebody with a car, that can take you too and fro?  And a place to lay your weary head?

I imagine that many would want to be Nemihelpful in LA.

I like this plan better. lol

Oct 28 12 02:01 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

bump for update time!

Booking a flight tonight!

Nov 28 12 07:35 pm Link

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R_Marquez

Posts: 4624

San Francisco, California, US

There may be places where you can rent a scooter. I don't know about LA, but in SF, you can bike anywhere. I'd think they'd have rental places out there for those.

Nov 29 12 12:11 am Link

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Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8798

Martinez, California, US

Nemi wrote:
bump for update time!

Booking a flight tonight!

can you accidentally fly into san francisco instead of LA?
i want a nemislave for xmas.

Nov 29 12 12:15 am Link

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A S Photography

Posts: 1217

Newark, Delaware, US

Nemi wrote:
UPDATE: Booking a flight for December 3/4th to the 7th.
Who wants to see my face? Or even better, let me sleep on your couch!

I'd like to meet you.  Wednesday night (iffy) through Friday works best for me.

Nov 29 12 07:48 am Link

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Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10546

Glendora, California, US

I've got a bachelor pad you can crash at if you need a place in Pasadena.  You may come and go as you wish, and don't need to model. 
I've got two outdoor cats.  It's raining and they love the outdoors.  If you can deal with wet cat's you're welcome to sleep on the futon or air bed in the living room.

Nov 29 12 08:02 am Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24641

Tampa, Florida, US

Totally agree with not getting a car at all,as inconviencing as that will be
They would give you a parking ticket just for breathing even if you didn't have a car if they could
(Some loser tried to ticket my truck while I was sleeping....WHILE I WAS ON MY COMPANY's property...needless to say I chased this guy when I threatened to take a pic of my vehicle on our property and him writing the ticket on our property and take him and the city to court and post the pic all over the internet)

But on the plus side,dunno if you can eat fish these days,by far the best sushi restaraunts in the US are out there(just go to taste what real wasabi tastes like,none of that green paste they pass off as wasabi in most of the country)

Nov 29 12 08:37 am Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Carlos Occidental wrote:
I've got a bachelor pad you can crash at if you need a place in Pasadena.  You may come and go as you wish, and don't need to model. 
I've got two outdoor cats.  It's raining and they love the outdoors.  If you can deal with wet cat's you're welcome to sleep on the futon or air bed in the living room.

How far is it from the address in the first post?
That would be awesome,but I'm Leary of these travel nightmares everyone speaks of lol

Nov 29 12 01:16 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10546

Glendora, California, US

copy this into the map area, not the http area
1125 South Beverly Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035 to 178 S Meridith Ave, Pasadena, CA

It looks close on the map, but it's about 45 min to an hour away depending on traffic.  Just thought I'd offer.

Not sure why all the people who don't live here are saying don't get a vehicle.  You can't do anything here without a vehicle.  Just park where you're supposed to park.  No problems.  I've only received two parking tickets in the last 12 years here. 
Talk to Betcee, London, Stella Dean, Lewis Matthews or Tracy Jordan if you want references.  I'm on the list of approved places to stay for traveling models/photographers here, somewhere.  If you can find that list, you may be able to find a much closer location!

About a mile away, up Allen Ave and the 210 freeway, is the train that takes you to Union Station, and the western area.

Ethernet hardline or WiFi available to the livingroom.  Nobody uses it (the livingroom, or the hardline).   But, it is on the way to the kitchen.  There's also a bathroom downstairs, but you'll have to go upstairs for a shower.  No biggie.  I print in the downstairs bathroom over the sink, but I can clean it up while you're here.  It's just a leveled glass plate over the sink.  I'm in school right now anyway, so I don't print much, and won't for the next two years.  Halfway to a bachelor's degree.   

Since you're only in town for a few days, I can loan you my car, but you'll have to drive out to my Mom's in Hacienda Heights with me so I can pick one of hers so I'll have something to drive around.  Something to think about if all else fails.

Nov 29 12 01:18 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8798

Martinez, California, US

any chance you'd come to San Francisco Bay Area after LA?

Nov 30 12 01:49 am Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
any chance you'd come to San Francisco Bay Area after LA?

nah it's a short trip with a strict must.be.home. date.

Nov 30 12 04:37 pm Link

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Mikel Featherston

Posts: 11103

San Diego, California, US

Nemi wrote:

nah it's a short trip with a strict must.be.home. date.

*waves*

Hope you have a good visit. We are getting rain at the moment.

Nov 30 12 04:43 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Mikel Featherston wrote:

*waves*

Hope you have a good visit. We are getting rain at the moment.

Loveeeeeeely, rain.

Nov 30 12 08:30 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

annnnnd I booked a hotel. The final puzzle piece is set. Boom Shaka Laka.

And for people who live there asking where I want to meet up, I don't know, you live there not me. big_smile

Dec 01 12 02:14 pm Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

Let's meet halfway.  San Jose.

Dec 01 12 02:35 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Damon Banner wrote:
Let's meet halfway.  San Jose.

Come to me, I owe you a bouncy ball.

Dec 01 12 04:14 pm Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

Nemi wrote:

Come to me, I owe you a bouncy ball.

ha, oh shit, I forgot I said that.

Dec 01 12 04:23 pm Link

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Isabella55

Posts: 152

West Hollywood, California, US

It's dirty and filled to the brim with homeless people. On a positive note, everything you could possibly need and then some is right in front of you.

Dec 01 12 10:40 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

Isabella55 wrote:
It's dirty and filled to the brim with homeless people. On a positive note, everything you could possibly need and then some is right in front of you.

I am from New York City folks...

Dec 02 12 03:35 am Link