“To create the most enjoyable downtown experience worldwide,” goes the vision statement of the Downtown Rangers. While that’s kind of an uphill battle—as a friend recently said, it’s fairly likely you’ll have a more enjoyable experience in downtown Paris, on account of the fact that it’s Paris—there’s no denying that the Rangers have made Fremont East more enjoyable. Whether they’re helping tourists find “that Pawn Stars place,” feeding our overdue parking meters or simply keeping a watchful eye on the street, the Rangers are helping to transform our urban core into its own City of Lights. And don’t forget: If a Ranger can’t recite the above vision statement to you verbatim, they have to buy you lunch. So far, we haven’t collected.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.