Location Location Location

Still can’t afford the Dolores Park castle? Bummer.

You have two options: overthrow an Argentinean cocaine baron and usurp his operations, or move to Chicago, where an equivalent residence can be had for one-tenth of the cost at $750K. If you ask me, this is a better-looking church-turned single family home. Plus, less people pee on it on weekends.

Sally at Curbed SF says:

Perfect for a new owner with a god-complex, this converted church boasts 39-foot ceilings, pine flooring, a dining nook on the altar, and a gaping central nave. Furnishing that cavern in any meaningful, never mind cost-efficient, way might be quite the challenge, but there’s plenty of space—and city approval—to divvy it up into multiple units.

You do have to move to Chicago, though. I hear it’s a great city and the bridges smell like chocolate.

Get the scoop over at Curbed SF.

More Neighborhood Naming

Johnny0 has alerted me that Eddo of herrachinky is the Kim Peek of naming SF neighborhoods. Don’t believe me? Check out these masterpieces from his twitter:

  • DUCFOP (Down Under Central Freeway Overpass)
  • HayBro (Hayes Broderick)
  • SLUM (South of Lower Upper Market)
  • FerBu (Ferry Building)
  • Castr8teenth (Castro 18th)
  • MissCapCha (Mission Capp Chavez)
  • CliChé (Clipper Church Chenery)

If there’s one thing worthwhile to include in the Library Of Congress, this is it.

SoCha? Nuh-uh!

Local blogs are aflutter with this South of Chavez / SoCha thing and how it makes us all sick to our stomachs. Doye, we blew chunks about this ages ago. Instead of complaining, why not come up with something better?

Burrito Justice has already proposed La Lengua because hey, it looks like a big-ass tongue. This has been a solid choice since its inception in November, but I think brainslip is on to something with these suggestions:

ValEndcia – End of Valencia.

TriCirRoc – El Triangulo Circa Roccapulco.

NoJo (“noho”) – Area in the vicinity of gap found on San Jose Ave between 27th St and 26th St (owned by the Salvation Army) where no pedestrian or vehicular passage is permitted.

See the other 7 proposals here.