Posts Tagged ‘fifth’

Street Cleaning on the Fifth Week of the Month: Would MUNI Give You a Ticket, For Instance, on the Fifth Monday?

Monday, September 9th, 2013

I know that SFMTAMUNIDPTSFMTA has gives out tickets to people who park on the street on the fifth week of the month, but I don’t know if it means to.

So let’s say it’s 1:00 PM on the 31st day of the month and that day happens to be a Monday – can you park here?

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All these Yelpers are saying no so I guess 5th day of the month parking is OK and you can petition MUNI if you get a ticket.

I guess.

SF Chronicle Building Attacked with Graffiti: “Fuck CW Nevius, Fuck Gentrification”

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Appears as if this recent pro-gentrification bit from CW Nevius has garnered a reaction from the street.

Check it:

Via Jason L Loren of The Tech Chronicles - click to expand

I’d say the top suspects in this caper are the tens of thousands of people who have priced apartment rents in the 415 over the past few months.

Of course CW Nevius himself is a newcomer to San Francisco, but he likes increasing rents because he’s an owner, right?

Oh well.

Forget About That CityPlace Mall in Mid-Market – The New Name is “Market Street Place” and Work has Begun

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

That proposed CityPlace mall has a new name and they’ve just started working on getting it built.

See?

“…its name has been changed to Market Street Place, reflecting how even this blighted part of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare...”

And see? 

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This is all new. The whitewash went up on Monday, I think, and now we have the ads what say SHOPPING PLACE and whatnot.

This is what it will look like, without the homeless and the criminals and the iPhone fences and the drug dealers milling around out front:

More photorealistic:

Reverse angle:

The mall has it all. Actually, it’s a mall like any other from Anytown, USA. (Boy, John King is going to looooooove this, huh?)

All right, now let’s all thank the Carlyle Group for helping us out:

“The following is a list of both current and former employees and advisors.

Business

Political figures

North America
Europe

Here’s What Happens When You Give a Fake Name to the SFPD to Get Out of a Citation

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Oh look, it’s Stanley Roberts on Market Street with the SFPD:

No Wiggle Just tickets – People Behaving Badly:

Maybe lying to the cops about your name works sometimes, but the risks are fairly high…

“Funny, She Doesn’t _Look_ Aryan” – San Francisco’s Flagship Abercrombie & Fitch Store Uses Non-Aryan Model

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Well this is novel.

As seen at Fifth and Market:

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Of course, dude there is still looking pretty Aryan, but the gal there doesn’t look Aryan at all. 

Baby steps, Abercrombie.

Baby steps!

 

Nordstrom No-No: Foolish San Francisco Cyclist Walks Away From His Fixie Without Locking His Saddle and Headset

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

So this is what happens, somebody comes along and steals the saddle, fork and headset.

See?

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Oh, the hubris of leaving your bike only partially secured in front of the flagship Nordstrom in Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco…

When You’re Done Shopping at Safeway, Just Roll Your Shopping Cart Home, Why Not?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Thusly:

Dude was making pretty good time, actually.

Out With the Old and In With the New: A Mess of New Bike Racks Installed in Front of Out Flagship Nordstrom Mall

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

See?

Angle Grinder Man had just taken out the old, poorly-designed snake-like rack. [Cue Finest Worksong.] The bunch of new light-silvery racks you can see should be in place by now.

I dare you to park your bike here betwixt Union Square and San Francisco Centre overnight. Without proper theft hardening, and very possibly even with, the little monsters will have taken the bulk of it by sun-up. Truth.

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If you think this sitch of not having enough bike racks around town is all Crazy Rob Anderson’s fault, well, we’ll have to disagree.

The time to rise has been engaged
You’re better best to rearrange
I’m talking here to me alone
I listen to the finest worksong
Your finest hour
Your finest hour

How the Little Monsters Steal Your Trek Bicycle on Market Street: One Part at a Time

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Appears as if the owner of this electric blue Trek FX or something 7.3 hybrid bike abandoned it after a few parts went missing. And when I say a “few,” I mean just enough, maybe only one thing, to make this particular owner to give up and leave the rest to the midnight vultures of Market Street.

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Note that the pilot took the time to use a proper U lock along with a cable to protect the wheels.

But that’s not enough these days! It’s your headset and your seat and your seatpost – that’s what you need to protect on the mean Streets of San Francisco.

Here’s a shot from a day or two later. The fork and the brakes are now gone too:

The hand tools necessary to crack open the lock or cut the cables, well, they’re too bulky for the little monsters to carry around all the time. But wire cutters and hex tools, your Allen wrench assortment, that’s all you need to operate a bike thief bidness.

I suppose the end to this vignette is the SFPD or DPW coming along to crack the U lock to make room for other pigeons to park their bikes right in front of the Great Nordstrom / Bloomingdale’s Mall of Market Street. You know, to continue the cycle.

On it goes…

Norman Schwarzkopf, something tells me you want to go home

Champagne, bibles, custom clothes you own

Talking to Sarge About Your Bicycle Traffic Ticket on Market Street – How to Keep Points Off of Your DMV Record

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

[UPDATE: Words from the cyclist: "I now have to defend a bullshit ticket that was not justified."]

Appears as if this cyclist on inbound Market Street was not happy about getting a traffic citation yesterday morn, so that led to a lengthy, heated discussion for tout le monde to hear while they waited for the stores to open.

Refusing to sign the citation, well I don’t know what that’ll get you. It might get you arrested, actually. Now traffic school, that will cost a bit of time and money (you got to pay for the ticket AND the useless class) but it will keep your DMV record clean and that’s what it’s all about, baby, that’s what’s key.

Chrome badge (camera left) vs. seven-pointed star. Lefty (note sidearm location) was using his fingers as a visual aid to count out the cyclist’s (limited) options:

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Anyway, this convo went on for a while during the AM drive. Pretty sure that the Wilfred Brimley-esque motorcycle cop who was also on the scene is out there all the time, so this doesn’t indicate the start of the off-rumored Bicycle Crackdown I don’t think.

On it goes…