The boundaries of 'Western Addition' can be a touchy subject. To some, West Addy is a small rectangular microhood from Divis to Gough (ie: a Real Estate map/NOPA home owners). But anyone who's familiar with the smallest scrap of SF history and the ability to type 'www.wikipedia.org' knows that this is a bullshit ploy to carve out the most desirable neighborhoods of the area and distance them from the negative connotation of the Western Addition name.
To others West Addy refers to a much larger area; from Arguello to Franklin and Oak all the way north to California, encompassing the microhoods of Alamo Square, the Fillmore, NOPA, Japantown, USF, Anza Vista, Lower Pac Heights, Laurel Heights and Hayes Valley. This definition, or some close variant, is widely accepted by THOSE OF US WHO ACTUALLY LIVE THERE (sans card-carrying NOPNA members, and by card-carrying I mean the NIMBY pricks who put 'Welcome to the North Panhandle' signs in the windows of the Grove St house they bought 3 to 9 months ago). So, in conclusion:
- What and where is 'Haybro'?
- Are you with #team_westAddy or #team_NOPAyall?
- Who is #team_Haybro and do they kick with the NOPAs or the West Addys? Dodgers or Giants?? Espresso Martinis or Popeye's Chicken???