BlockAvenue Gives a Hyperlocal View of a Neighborhood

Design News 05.08.13

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Moving to a new neighborhood or a new city can be tough. BlockAvenue is a beta site and soon-to-be-launched app that aggregates everything you need to know about an block onto one map and gives it a letter grade. Pulling in info on schools, transit, and businesses, as well as crime data and geotagged social media updates. Users can also post reviews on nearly anything in the 'hood, so you never park in that tow-happy lot by accident.

In other news, browse the catalog for next week's LA Modern Art & Design auction, and Adobe takes Creative Suite to the cloud. See the headlines after the jump.

• A New Site Puts The Hyper Into Hyperlocal | Co.Exist
• Modern Art & Design Auction | LA Modern
• Adobe shifts Creative software to the cloud, monthly subscription | Los Angeles Times

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