Posts Tagged ‘Alvin Dworman’

Web Designer and “Girl in Tech” Kari Suleman Offers $30 for a “TaskRabbit” to Wait in Line for Her at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Per Mid-Market resident Bluoz:

“It was inevitable. make 30 bucks waiting in line at Dotties at 6th and Stevenson – https://www.taskrabbit.com/tenderloin-san-francisco/t/wait-in-line-at-dotties-for-us

And here’s Kari‘s ad at the Task Rabbit website:

“Please wait in line for us at Dottie’s starting at 10am. Text us when you are about 20 minutes from the front (5 or so people deep). “

(“Aren’t you a good task bunny! Here, have a little* cabbage.”)

Is this the so-called Mid-Market Renaissance?

Of course, this is how the “Renaissance” got started:

“Alvin Dworman, the owner of a Market Street building proposed as the new headquarters for Twitter, gave sharply discounted office space in the same building to former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor — a political contribution valued at more than $11,000, campaign finance records show.

Weeks after the gift last fall, Newsom officials aided negotiations between Twitter and Dworman by offering the Internet company a payroll tax freeze as an incentive to move into Dworman’s building, a 1 million-square-foot art deco structure at 1355 Market St. once known as the San Francisco Mart.

*Actually, $30 seems generous to me…

Wow, the WillieBrownGavinNewsomEdLee-Approved Corrupt Twitterloin Never Looked So Good – “You Stay Classy!”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Wow, this one has it all – MUNI’s aqua blue DC Transit #1076, these green Market Street bike lanes, and the Furniture Mart Building, whose former owner created the Twitterloin with a little help from King Willie II, Gavin Newsom.

Of course, King Willie I, the original, is taking credit for the corrupt Twitterloin as well, as is King Willie III, Ed Lee.

A fantastic capture from Nick Fisher:

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CW Nevius Recalls the Past 365 Days Living in the 415 – Rediscovers “Ocean – and a Bay”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Our CW Nevius is at it again, celebrating a year of life in the Big City.

Leave us begin:

1. “The Board of Supervisors: …definitely a greater tone of civility and cooperation.”

Well, that’s what happened when we lost your petulant, petulant buddy Gavin Newsom, right?

2. “Twitter moves to Mid-Market: The symbolism cannot be overestimated.”

Uh, Twitter moving from Third and Mission to Tenth and Market, that’s your exciting thing, Nevius? Here’s a little backgrounder for you from Gerry Shih, you know, since the story starts before you moved to town:

“Alvin Dworman, the owner of a Market Street building proposed as the new headquarters for Twitter, gave sharply discounted office space in the same building to former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor — a political contribution valued at more than $11,000, campaign finance records show.

“Weeks after the gift last fall, Newsom officials aided negotiations between Twitter and Dworman by offering the Internet company a payroll tax freeze as an incentive to move into Dworman’s building, a 1 million-square-foot art deco structure at 1355 Market St. once known as the San Francisco Mart.

You’re celebrating this, huh Nevius?

Oh, and is windblown Tenth and Market any more blighted than ugly Third and Folsom? (Not to my knowledge…)

“3. North Beach Library”

This is number three? Boy, your fuel pump is sucking air already, Nev.

“4. Parkmerced development: … there was talk…”

Don’t worry too much about what people say about your buddy David Chiu – he’ll do fine. (BTW, anything that replaces the current Parkmerced, even a toxic waste dump, would be an improvement. You rent controllers, well, things will prolly work out for you. Nothing is Forever, of course…)

“5. Interim Mayor Ed Lee: Admit it, you’ve been surprised.”

Uh, no I won’t admit it. You see, Nev, you’re at the bottom of the intellectual pyramid and Edwin Lee is at the top. Don’t you acknowledge this? And don’t you come off as a little patronizing when you use your words this way? Yes you do.

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And this is the point of your entire bit? Basically, this is what you’re saying:

Vote for Edwin Lee, Mayor of San Francisco.

How many times, in so many words, have you said this before? How many times will you say this again?

Face it Nevius, you’re a fraud. You’re extremely lucky to have your job.

Just saying, Bro.

Anyway, welcome to San Francisco….

Oh, Here We Go! The Bay Citizen’s Gerry Shih is All Over the Twitter/Mid-Market/Corporate Welfare Sitch

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Now you kids are too young to remember, but back in the day Furniture Mart was the thang, full of visiting Midwestern honeys ready to par-tay in the 415. Good times.

But really, the reason why all those Midwest farmers daughters came back to San Francisco all those years, well it had to do with history, the history of when the 415 was the Capital of the West as opposed to Just Another Ci-tay Near the West Coast, you know, beneath L.A., Fun Diego, San Hoser, Seattle and Portland (yes, sometimes even Portland).

So now, all the furniture-crazy party girls par-tay every year in Vegas, baby, thanks to a whole lot of corporate welfare. But, somehow, a little bit of tiny, half-assed corporate welfare is going to make that all better. Somehow.

Gerry Shih of The Bay Citizen has some of the deets, anyway, or all the deets so far:

Prospective Twitter Landlord Gave Newsom Rent Deal

Ten points for Gryffindor.

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And San Francisco Business Times, you expect people to pay for your half-assed editorial about ineffective, half-assed corporate welfare? You’re dreaming.

And if getting rid of the payroll tax is so great, why don’t we do it everywhere instead of just in one place?

(Oh what’s that you say, Bidness Times? YES YES YES, you say? Well then, we agree one thing, anyway. But doesn’t this whole Mid-Market deal smack of corruption, BT? Discuss.)

And Twitter, this is how you roll? (Donkeys live a long time, Twitter.)