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SF Rentals Getting Crappier By the Day; Steampunking NextBus; Elbo Room to Make Way for Condos

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Welcome to Curbed Cuts, where Curbed SF editor Lamar Anderson shares the best real estate and neighborhood news of the week.


Screen capture via Rolf Rando
SAN FRANCISCO—Apartments in SF are already expensive, but did you know they are also getting crappier by the day?

THE MISSION—The Elbo Room is being displaced by condos. The people doing the displacing? The bar's founders.

SAN FRANCISCO—This guy got sick of checking his phone for Muni arrival times, so he built this steampunked NextBus rig in his apartment using an antique elevator indicator.

MID-MARKET—In tribute to the many creeks that used to crisscross the city, a public artwork will reprise the route of one of these "ghost arroyos" in paint, or maybe light.

SAN FRANCISCO—Here's what $2,800/month rents you around San Francisco.

SoMa—If you had made a beer run to the 10th Street Costco a century ago, you would have found yourself in an actual brewery.

BAY AREA—The price of one house in SF will buy you 20 in Cleveland. One in Los Altos? 30.

ST. FRANCIS WOOD—Why is there a tree growing inside this house?