March 14, 2007

Rentslicer Slices Out Atwater Village

ONE OF THE HANDIEST housing tools is Rentslicer. This Craigslist mashup maps available rentals and average rents. I relied on it when we moved to Atwater Village last year. It was the easiest way to find Los Angeles neighborhoods and learn how much they cost.

Now Rentslicer has expanded from LA to hundreds of US cities, thousands of neighborhoods. And it dropped Atwater Village.

Today Craigslist has 16 Atwater Village rentals. But where are they on Rentslicer? Did we get wrapped into another neighborhood - or another city?

Man, first FOX11 tosses us out of LA. Then Urbanspoon annexes us to Glendale. Now Rentslicer drops us off the map altogether.

Atwater Village: the Rodney Dangerfield of LA neighborhoods.

1 comment:

MJS said...

there was a man in my kitchen
he had a surveyor's map
I asked what he was doing
he said "go take a nap"

I said that I wasn't tired
he said that I looked pale
go to sleep in Los Angeles
wake up in Glendale
wake up in Glendale

(chorus)
damn the cartographer
damn the man on teevee
nobody knows
who comes and goes
nobody knows anything
nobody knows anything

I took a walk to the river
saw some Canadian Geese
they said they were in Eagle Rock
I said "no, that's in the east"

nobody knows anything
nobody knows where they are
I went to sleep in Los Angeles
and woke up in some bar
some stupid bar
in Glendale
phooey

(chorus)
damn the cartographer
damn the man on teevee
nobody knows
who comes and goes
nobody knows anything
nobody knows anything

there was a man in my kitchen
he had a surveyor's map
I asked what he was doing
he said "go take a nap"

I said that I wasn't tired
he said that I looked pale
go to sleep in Los Angeles
wake up in Glendale
wake up in Glendale

(chorus)
damn the cartographer
damn the man on teevee
nobody knows
who comes and goes
nobody knows anything
nobody knows anything

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