Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Spencer Alley 2012
On a sunny summer day there is something like a cheerful aspect on the front face of this modest apartment building quietly living out the latter part of its useful life down at the butt-end of Spencer Alley in the Mission. The bright bougainvillea grows on a fence that constitutes the back entrance to a more upscale (i.e. gated) condo complex visible in the distance, which represents something closer to the San Francisco yuppie-residential norm.
Wall Street Journal makes manifest:
New Yorker Ian Schugel said finding a rental home in San Francisco is "so much more cutthroat" than in Manhattan, from which the 28-year-old and his partner are relocating. After one open house in South of Market, a neighborhood popular with tech firms and workers, they called 20 minutes later to find that the one-bedroom, listed at $3,100 a month, had been snapped up.