"The East Village Way!"
Originating at Ocean Boulevard in beautiful downtown Long Beach and providing access to the beach's bike path, the dominant fixture at this intersection is the historic Villa Riviera hotel constructed in 1929, the site of famous motion pictures such as 'Lethal Weapon'. As for the street itself, part of its uniqueness comes from the fact that rather than running north and south from downtown and through Long Beach's East Village arts district, Alamitos runs diagonally NE/SW, until it merges with nearby Orange Avenue at a point just north of Anaheim St. Traffic flows relatively easy on Alamitos but can get congested a bit at the height of rush hour, and there are only small 'runabout' busses that makes stops on this ave (no major transit). To be such a short street, Alamitos has a good amount of gas stations, motels, retail outlets, a small hospital and even hosts the world famous Molaa Museum. Numerous eateries abound, and one can have his or her choice of a variety of delicacies ranging from Mexican, Mandarin to the eclectic mix of chicken and waffles provided by the well known Roscoe's restaurant located near the intersection of Alamitos and Broadway.