We're going to LA in March to see a concert at The Church on York in Highland Park. It's located at 4904 York Blvd. We're a couple in our thirties, we're familiar with big cities, and we've got common sense, but we've never visited LA before.
We're wondering if the neighborhood is safe for tourists? We'd be going just for the show. The Internet isn't much help on this - the reviews of this NE LA area are mixed - some say "gentrified" and "hipster," others say "gang-infested" with roaming pit bulls and "ghetto birds" overhead.
We'd love to see the show, but if it's crazy unsafe, then we'll sit this one out. If you're familiar with the area and you could tell me what's actually up, I would super appreciate it.
(Also, if there's any nearby within-taxi-fare distance hotels you could suggest, that would also be great).
Thank you very much! :)