Posts Tagged ‘district’
As seen way out in the Avenues:
The middle one there I guess could be described as a dessert house, but they serve an awful lot of tea and they have a teapot as a logo.
(Speaking of Geary, you know, if that Geary “BRT” project is so great, you’d think the local Supervisor would be behind it 100%, but I don’t think she is. Who’s paying for the BRT, do we know that? And how much are they paying, like per person? Seems as if the cheerleaders for this joint don’t know/don’t care. Oh well…)
Now you’d think Frisco’s tourists would love love love an area taxpayer and feepayer-subsidized bicycle rental service with stations all over touristed areas like Market Street.
But some don’t because they get confused about the confusing pricing scheme, and they think wow, $9 for 24 hours? Man, we’re going to ride on out to Ocean Beach, whoo hoo!
But then it turns out that your credit card gets charged like low three-figures, because you didn’t check in your bikes every 30 minutes.
These bikes, coming back inbound from the West Side, where there are no BABS stations, are overdue and on the clock. They have exceeded their 15-minute combat radius:
And then our tourists rage against BABS the only way they know how – on the Yelp.
And this is still going on, in 2017.
The “solution” to this issue is that you get an automatic 50% refund just for asking.
Not much of a solution.
Out of gas already, trying to come up from the Great Highway through Golden Gate Park on a $1200 (if you lose it, or don’t check it back in entirely properly, but that’s another story) very heavy, electric motor-free, single-speed bike, about seven miles from where it was checked oot, eh?
Does This SFPD Van Patrol Geary Up and Down Solely to Push Along Double Parkers? Sure Looks That WayMonday, March 27th, 2017
Popo sidles up behind you and fills your rear-view. Then you’d better get going with a quickness.
As seen way out in the Middle Richmond on a Sunday*, when desperate parkers just circle and circle and #38 MUNI buses are relatively few and far between
Then the officer hangs a Louie and starts heading west again, over and over…
*Our SFMTA has vowed to increase “parking availability* here but of course it hasn’t. The plan was to have drivers give more money to the SFMTA by charging for street parking more and more often. But the pork barrel dynamic pricing trial is long since over and Sunday parking is free again, for some reason, so all it takes is a few hot dim sum places in the area to get street parking to 99%+ occupancy, not that this really affects me all that much…
1 We call our little Italy North Beach even though it’s not all that far north, and it doesn’t have a beach, not anymore anyway. Tourists come here and they ask about Little Italy and everybody knows what they’re talking about.
It looks like this – the official SFGov Italian flag tells people from Chinatown that some would not approve of them trying to open businesses north of Broadway.
That’s JMO, but it’s true.
2) This one is harder. I’ve never heard of anybody IRL calling this area Little Russia, in all my years, but here it is on the Google Maps so it must be true.
It looks like this, with onion domes and piroshki:
But I wouldn’t call this area Little Russia, it’s just another part of the Richmond.
3) And Little Osaka – man I saw that on an online map one time and at first I thought it was an act of vandalism/patriotism from somebody from Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city, kind of the Chicago of Japan, but no, it’s semi-official that Japantown is Little Osaka what with our “sister-city” relationship and all.
As seen on Post:
This is the hardest Little I know of. If you ask your Lyft driver to go there, you might end up here in Potrero.
And I guess we have a Little Saigon too, sort of, even though we don’t call Saigon Saigon anymo. But it’s easy to find – no confusion there…
This has been Know the LITTLES of Frisco: Little Italy, Little Russia and Little Osaka.
“RACING FORMS” on Geary: Business Signs are Difficult to Erect in Frisco BUT ALSO Business Signs are Difficult to Take Down in FriscoMonday, March 27th, 2017
When was the last time somebody went into Martell’s Liquors on Geary way out in the Middle Richmond to buy, what, a printout of race horse statistics updated daily?
I’m guessing the 1980’s.
Where would you place your bet? San Mateo County? Alameda County?
Was this a big business?
Signed/ CONFUSED IN FRISCO
Bro, Do You Even Lift? Well, Then Get On Out There to the Outer Sunset- It’s like an Outdoor Gym Out ThereWednesday, March 22nd, 2017
As seen from Noriega, right next to Sunset:
One searches and one finds a bit on Hoodline to explain the mystery.
So I see one UBER self driver way out there in the Avenues, so no biggee, but here comes another right behind.
Say, maybe if these self driving cars drive all over town, they can memorize the place, the Google’s rides have done down in Mountain View and the way the dinosaurs tested the electrified fences in Jurassic Park.