Many Los Angeles neighborhoods with steep streets are laced with networks of public stairways. A guide to some of our favorites
Illustration and Type by Peter Hoey
In the spring of 2006, I was scheduled for my third spinal surgery in three years. I was in constant pain, unable to run, jog, or even stand for more than a few minutes at a time. The closet was full of hiking shoes and tennis rackets I couldn’t use. The calendar was full of movie openings, museum exhibitions, and cocktail parties I couldn’t attend. Surgery was the only option. But walking eased my discomfort a little. I started slowly—a block at a time. Soon I was up to a half mile. After a month, I added some hills. Then I began to explore the staircases... Read more
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