Web Site of the Week: Where It’s At


The premise behind AOL’s new Where It’s At site — which bills itself as “the ultimate pop culture treasure map” — is simple. Users across the country submit the locations for stuff like the real Grey’s Anatomy hospital or Capeside High. You can search for places of interest by category (“music mania,” “reel estate,” “gangsters & ghouls”) on an ugly Mapquest map. It’s kind of fun to play around with because it reminds you of random spots you probably haven’t thought about in a while (or maybe ever) — the Goonies house; Laverne & Shirley‘s apartment; the Dirty Dancing resort. That said, use Where It’s At at your own risk. We pity the poor sucker who decides to make a pilgrimage to Jay-Z’s childhood home.