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Downtown Named 3rd Bloggiest 'Hood in U.S.

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According to a recent study by the neighborhood blogging aggregator (backed by Netscape and Ning cofounder Marc Andreesen, among others), Downtown LA is #3 on the list of "America's Top Ten Bloggiest Neighborhoods":

"The common themes are real estate prices and local politics," Outside.In CPO John Geraci told CNET. "People also post reviews about restaurants and other local businesses."

Well-earned congrats to our friend Eric Richardson for being singled out per below:

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After the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance was passed in 1999, developers were able to swiftly convert Downtown LA's vacant commercial buildings into renovated lofts and luxury apartment complexes. Local Blogger
Eric Richardson, creator of blogdowntown and member of multiple neighborhood council committees.

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The displacement of the homeless population, particularly in the Skid Row area.

See the nation's top 10 neighborhoods on's list here or listed after the jump.

Keep blogging LA people!

h/t to Downtown City Central East blogger dgarzila.

1. Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2. Shaw, Washington, D.C.

3. Downtown Los Angeles

4. Newton, Mass.

5. Rogers Park/North Howard, Chicago

6. Pearl district, Portland, Ore.

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7. Watertown, Mass.

8. Harlem, N.Y.

9. Potrero Hill, San Francisco

10. Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla.