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Los Angeles Neighborhood Improvement - LANI ProjectBoyle Heights, located in East Los Angeles, became a "LANI neighborhood" in 1994. Once a primarily Jewish settlement, Boyle Heights is one of Los Angeles' oldest communities, and retains many historic buildings. First Street contains mixed residential and commercial uses, with many restaurants and dance halls, and fewer retail and groceries stores. A "mini-civic center" at First and Soto Streets is created by a police station, library, youth and immigration organizations, and the Boyle Heights Pocket Park, created by LANI and the Boyle Heights Recognized Community Organization (RCO) in 1997.