Archive for the ‘streets’ Category

Appointed Mayor Ed Lee’s Super Bowl City Didn’t Disappear – The Tents Just Moved Across the Street

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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What Passes for a Sidewalk at the Park Presidio Corridor in the Richmond District

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Infrastructure, baby:

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Our Sunset District, on a Dreaded Sunny Day – The Specialness of Sunset Specials

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

On a Clear Day/ You Can See 39th Avenue:

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Now, let’s use the pejorative phrase Sunset Special in a sentence:

As people start families priorities change. Being close to the densest urban parts of SF starts to fade as a priority. Schools, safe streets, backyards with enough room for kids to play and homes larger than the typical Sunset special become higher priorities.

FIN

Bucolic Pacific Heights, Filled with Cobblestones and Old Work Trucks

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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Look What Our SFMTA has Done to the Geary / Masonic Hairball – “Such Lovely Trees” have All Been Given the Chop

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Then:

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Now:

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The Tree People are not happy, even though they’ve been promised replacement trees.

I’ll tell you, I can’t exactly see how it’s even remotely possible that whatever SFGov is doing to “improve” this intersection, plus the 3000 feet of Masonic to the south down to Fell, will “transform” this area, oh well.

Anyway, the large stand of old growth street trees what used to be out in front of 5 Masonic (in the triangle where you can see the light blue Mini Cooper) will get some kind of art installation. Will that be an “improvement?” IDK, I guess, for some people.

In the meantime, things are looking pretty bleak up there at windblown Mervyn’s Heights…

American Ninja, Western Addition – Exercising Your Right to Carry Edged Weapons

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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Mayor Ed Lee’s Under-the-I-80 Tent City 2017 Looks A LOT Like His Under-the-I-80 Tent City 2015-2016

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Actually, it looks exactly the same, except there’s less of it.

2017:

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It all started with preparations for Super Bowl L:

“They are going to have to leave,” Lee said of those sleeping along the city’s Embarcadero.

On It Goes…

Mayor Angelo Rossi on the Golden Gate Bridge 80 Years Ago vs. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Bay Bridge 10 Years Ago

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Via Woody LaBounty and OpenSFHistory comes this image.

I dig Sir Topham Hatt in the background there:

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Cf. Arnie with his oxy-fuel welder on the West Approach of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge about 70 years later:

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Arnold wins this one – he was more sparkly.

2016’s New Year’s Resolution is 2017’s Hard-to-Move Sidewalk Garbage

Friday, May 19th, 2017

As seen in the Western Addition:

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Who Needs a Cargo Bike When You Have a Boosted Skateboard? – A Remarkable Scene on Market

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

And, faster than our SFMTA MUNI DPT

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