Archive for the ‘streets’ Category

McAllister Street Shantytown, One Block Away from Appointed Mayor Ed Lee’s City Hall

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The blue structure is at McAllister Franklin and two-square block City Hall starts one block away at McAllister and Van Ness so that adds up to one block away in my book

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Anyway, all this temporary sidewalk housing is on the north side of one block of McAllister between Gough and Franklin

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Trader Joe’s Parking Lot Inconveniently Located Across Four Lanes of Traffic – Was This Good Planning?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

I say four lanes ’cause even though the unit block of Masonic is six lanes wide at this point, the outer two are almost always used for parking.

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Anyway, this northbound lane is a de facto parking lot for Trader Joe’s #100. This is because the real parking lot is far too small. Of course, there’s a place for parking on the roof of the building, but you can’t use it. And of course these days you can also park in the lot of the former (and quite horrible, remarkably so, but also beloved by some) Lucky Penny diner (but that’s not going to last forever, as condos are slated).

Those shoppers queueing up to use the main lot line up all the way to Euclid sometimes, and even getting to the back of the line involves awkwardly driving going around a huge MUNI yard or a large swath of the inner Inner Richmond.

So people simply park for free on Masonic northbound and run/walk across Masonic, speed limit 30 MPH by the way.

Hey is this good planning? Nope. Hey who planned this design, the Planning Department? Yep.

Are you going to die by shopping in this fashion? Probably not, but somebody has already. Will somebody else die doing the same thing? Yes.

Bagpipe Goat Busker, Market Street

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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Famous Green Icons of Frisco: Melusine the Starbucks Mermaid and Sir Isaac Lime – Otter-Cide Arrested, Some 21 Years Ago

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

I think the otter wins this one:

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Eight Day Laborers, One Jogger, Kelly-Moore PAINTS, Divisadero, New Year’s Eve, 2016

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

As seen south of NoPA (Northeast of Panhandle Area), aka DivCo, aka the Western Addition:

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Marketing 101: When Naming Your Town, Don’t Pick “LOUSETOWN”

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Else you might soon be living in a ghost town

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Frisco’s Lombard Street is Crooked in More Ways Than One

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Just saying.

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The crooked part is straight and the straight part is crooked is what I’m saying.

Large Cart, Ashbury Street

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

I’ve never seen bigger:

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Frosty temperatures lately…

The Steam Grate in Front of OLD NAVY at 4th and Market: Somebody Sleeps Here Every Night, or So It Seems

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Random shots from 2016:

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17 Foot Tall Facebook Ad Encampment Removed at the Foot of Battery – A Sudden Departure Before Sunrise

Monday, December 12th, 2016

November 2016:

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December 2016:

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