The high turnover of tourists in the area seems to make this otherwise tony neighborhood susceptible to being a haven for various homeless individuals and pairs. There were a lot of mattresses and sofas on the curb - maybe it was just put your furniture out day when we were there? But we assumed the tourists on Sunset Blvd made for good begging. No one there made us feel unsafe at all. Nevertheless, it might have become a daily difficulty for personal reasons.