11-25-2012 06:38 AM
Any Chicagoan who knows what a gay is also knows there is a neighborhood called Boystown. But Redfin euphemizes the neighborhood as "North Halsted". Why? That's certainly a street and a business group's name, but no resident regularly refers to that neighborhood as "North Halsted".
Your map doesn't align with Google Maps' neighborhood boundaries, so you've done some labeling yourselves. Google's labels are pretty accurate, actually, including for Buena Park (omitted in your map).
So, why, may I ask, does Redfin so fear acknowledging what any buyer who walks past rainbow flags, uses Google Maps, or meets their to-be same sex couple neighbors will see anyway?
11-25-2012 01:57 PM - edited 11-25-2012 09:06 PM
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11-25-2012 04:07 PM - edited 11-25-2012 04:14 PM
I ran a 'Boystown' search on Redfin.com and it appears you are correct that the map is innaccurate. The result shows the neighborhood bordered by Irving Park, Clark, Barry and LSD and it should be, as you noted, shown similarly to Google's view. The request has been made to make that correction and also to eliminate "North Halsted" from the description.
Thanks for the heads-up about both Boystown and Buena Park. We appreciate everyone's feedback, as that's what helps to make our site more accurate.