Posts Tagged ‘130’

The Pigeon-Feeders of Mid-Market: No Wonder Our Hibernia Bank, That Brokedown Palace, Has Bird Issues

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Well this is what happens at our shut-down Hibernia Bank (Landmark #130) at Jones, McAllister and Market these days – pigeon poo blocks drainage and then that starts a process that causes parts of the building to rain down on the sidewalk.

Thusly:

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Anywho, here’s your #1 pigeon-feeding crew – here’s your problem. They attract hundreds all at once:

Just saying…

Debut of Fort Mason Center Farmer’s Market a Huge Success – Popular, If a Bit Pricey

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market kicked off yesterday and it’s already on the Yelp, believe it or not. A good time was had by all.

Mary Ladd has the deets on this latest way to grocery shop up in the Great White North. Check it.

 An anthropomorphic organic  hot dog/carrot welcomes you to the Safeway Gate at the back-door of Fort Mason:

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The mise-en-scene, not too far from our refugee Panhandle Bandshell. It’s big, baby.

Greens Restaurant is back there on the left. Mmmm….greens.

Is this a good price? No se.

Snap Pea-flavor Scream Sorbet -perche no?

And what else was up there but a mini showroom for Public Bikes, that joint from Dan Tan-Nguyen and others about town.

This event is a California Farmers’ Markets Association Certified Farmers’ Market, don’t you know:

It’ll run every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM all the way through October.

See you there!

Progress Comes to the Hibernia Bank Building in the Tenderloin

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The Hibernia Bank Building (San Francisco Landmark #130) at One Jones Street and McAllister recently got a powerwash scrubbing - it seems this green and white elephant is beginning to wake up.

Back in the 1990s this was the place for students at nearby UC Hastings College of Law to buy their Mary Jane. Then the SFPD’s Tenderloin Task Force (TTF) moved in, then Eddie Murphy filmed Metro (1997) , then the TTF moved out, then nothing.  

Here lie the Sons of Ireland, the turning world has sung their souls to sleep:

Let’s hope everything looks spiffy when the 158th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade blows by this Saturday, March 14, 2009.

Wake up hibernus Hibernia, wake up. Spring is coming.