Of course, the whole place would be a tear-down. Then you rebuild with a brand-new Safeway gro sto below and then a bunch of housing units above. It’d be like a Hayward-style transit village. See?
I give up, NEMA is here to stay. All it took was one little weather station high (nine stories) above Mid Market:
How should the NEMA people celebrate this climate-related milestone? What would they say?
WEATHER, NOT PLEATHER
FORECASTS, NOT WHORECASTS
CLIMATE SAVVY, NOT SHABBY
You get the idea. (Like similarly, I could almost write one of Frank Chu’s signs after seeing so many over the years.)
Do you know that at least two people moved into the NeMA for less than $2k per month? (No, not the Below Market Rent people-some of those are paying high thtee figs, I’m srsly.) Granted, these were studios on low floors, but still, people pay more than that now for bedbug-infested cribs across the street and a bit to the northeast in the actual Tenderloin.
So Nema tenants, brace, brace, brace – your massive rent increase is coming, soon, FYI.
Leaving you with:
IMO, Parkmerced’s #sobestplacetolive rivals NEMA’s nonsensical “AMENITIES, NOT ENEMIES” slogan.
NEMA has many more catchphrases, so Parkmerced will have to do a lot of work to catch up:
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All right, #sobesthaveagoodday.
“This place is awful!!! DO NOT MOVE HERE IF YOU HAVE KIDS!!! They act like they are family friendly but they most certainly are not. We were constantly harrassed for our 2 yr old’s night mares. We were threatened with calls to CPS because &quot;we let him cry for more than 10 minutes&quot;, we called the police department to find out what our rights were and go figure we were doing nothing wrong. I would wake up to nasty messages from the manager about my bad parenting. Right before we moved they posted notice on all the tenants’ doors saying that kids were no longer allowed in the courtyard regardless of supervision. It said more specifically that parents were lazy and needed to make time for their kids and take them to park to play…“
That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2014 – WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the owners and operators of Woodland Garden Apartments in Fremont, California, to settle allegations of discrimination against families with children. Under the consent order, which must still be approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the defendants are required to pay $77,500 to the victims of their discrimination and an additional $2,500 to the government as a civil penalty. The settlement resolves a complaint filed by the department on Oct. 25, 2013.
The lawsuit alleged that the apartment complex maintained rules that discriminated against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Specifically, the lawsuit challenged a rule that prohibited children from playing outside in the common grassy areas of the complex and provided that families would be evicted if they violated this rule. The lawsuit also alleged that the actions of the defendants constituted a pattern or practice of discrimination.
Find me a recent photo what shows five or more tower cranes in Frisco – I challenge you.
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INTRODUCTORY NOTES: “I’d like to open my remarks with a humorous anecdote. The official bird of San Francisco isn’t the California Quail! It’s actually the crane. [Pause for gasps and puzzled looks.] The _construction_ crane! “[ Pause to wait for the applause to die down, to enjoy the smiles of onlooking Walter Wong and Rose Pak, to bask in glory of being appointed by that guy who got appointed by that guy who got appointed by Willie Brown, to exult in being an obedient figurehead girl who does exactly what Downtown tells her to do.
There is new signage on the building proudly proclaiming that “AVA is Now in a Relationship with Mid-Market,” and my first thought was, “Be careful to avoid the meth heads and chronic alcoholics in your new relationship, AVA. They will always be a disappointment.”
Photo via the San Francisco Civic Center Blog:
expand form a relationship with Mid-Market
(First NeMa and now this.)
Come for the views, stay for the tuned sloshing dampers:
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It’s not illegal to use puffery to market real estate, but the NeMa people are going to far, IMO.
Anyway, that’s why “the haters” are hating on you, NeMa people.
What to do, call 911? Check. Then what, stand around? Pretty much. I couldn’t think of what else to do myself:
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The solution to most of this would be tough-love, but that’s infeasible in this town for a number of reasons.
Welcome to this “evolving” neighborhood, NeMa people.