As seen on Laguna:
Posts Tagged ‘geary’
It looks like this:
Bro* was like a monkey, a tall, lanky monkey. He made it up to this garage door roof with a quickness. I wouldn’t have thought that this would be so easy:
I didn’t see where he went after that, but he was standing on the garage roof when I last caught sight of him. People with desks 20 feet above Geary might have been surprised to see him peering in, if they were working, which I don’t think they were, as this was Labor Day Weekend on the visa side of the compound, not the spycraft side of the compound
Speaking of which, here’s the scene last Saturday at the very same time on the Laguna side of the building – eight people were trying to figure out how best to fix the damage from that fire bomb attack perpetrated by a Chinese national earlier this year:
It seems there’s always something going on at this place – protests, SFFD calls, numerous SFPD Bomb Squad calls, etc.
Oh Chinese authoritarian regime, will you ever win?
Spot the Missing Building: Motorcyclist’s Polished Helmet Offers a Fish-Eye View of the Western AdditionMonday, August 4th, 2014
Take a close look at this motorcyclist’s helmet on Geary – in between the two tall buildings, you can see the coming construction site of 1481 Post.
Dude gives off a Hank Schrader vibe:
Some people who opposed the 8 Washington Wall on the Waterfront project just might support a tall spire on the top of Cathedral Heights, right?
I think so.
Anyway, all moto helmets should be chromed, huh?
Single Tenant, net leased commercial property on a very large lot with excellent development potential for 23 residential units plus ground floor commercial. 25 car parking lot. Term of lease is based on exercise of option. CAP rate is market projection only. Current CAP rate is 4.02. Inner Richmond District
Good-bye, Mel’s. I’ll remember you for 50′s nostalgia and your gluten-free pancakes…
Heh: Incompetent SFMTA MUNI DPT Parking Control Officers are Repeatedly Citing Security Guard Cars at Our Chinese ConsulateTuesday, July 22nd, 2014
So the guards at this troubled location have resorted to posting long messages in car windows.
“Attn DPT: Please do not ticket this vehicle…”
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The current SFMTA position is that only security guards and cops can legally park at this location. This is a result, one supposes, of that Chinese citizen firebombing the front door of the place on Laguna not too long ago…
Bros on Geary:
Vision Zero is SFGov’s commitment to having MUNI bus drivers and other SFGov employees* stop killing pedestrians by the year 2024.
Why can’t the SFMTA just simply stop killing pedestrians right now in 2014?
The World Wonders…
*And, of course, everybody else in the world as well, but your odds of getting killed by one of those billions of non-SFGov employees is infinitesimally smaller than getting killed by an SFGov employee. The SFMTA could take steps right now for safety, steps that wouldn’t cost all that much money, but it simply doesn’t want to.
Look at these poor lost souls on Geary staring towards the west in a futile attempt to spot the next inbound #38 Geary.
You can tell when things get bad at a MUNI stop when people just plop themselves down out on the street on the stop itself.
Is Geary a “livable street?” I have no idea. And actually, it doesn’t matter if this is how the SFMTA does its primary function. Should SFMTA directors be boasting about their junkets to “other cities across the globe?” I don’t think so. Hey, it’s headshot day! Hold it, hold it, hold it, say “cheese!” Snap.
Would SF be better off without the relatively inconsequential “Sunday Streets” program if it could get a functional MUNI in exchange?
I think so.
Would SF be better off without Cheryl Brinkman on the SFMTA board?
I think so.
Here’s another example, from 2012:
SFMTA director Cheryl Brinkman said that she supported the proposal because she has been considering the reverse situation. “How would we defend making parking free on Sundays if we’ve been paying all these years?” she asked rhetorically.
OK fine, but then in 2014 she voted to make parking free on Sundays. Oh well.
And is this true? I don’t know:
Mayor Ed Lee apparently has no concern over conflicts of interests where Ms. Brinkman is concerned. Her husband’s company benefits directly from the North Beach tunnel project, and she has economic ties to the SFTMA and the SF Bicycle Coalition and the other “non-profits” that profit from the city’s many contracts from managing housing to street calming and car sharing.
In any event, the Directors of the SFMTA don’t seem to be concerned at all about making MUNI work better using the money we already give them. The SFMTA doesn’t need more money, the SFMTA needs to manage the money we give it more better. IMO.
A 36-Story, 416-Foot Tall Condo Building at Post and Gough? Some Hate 1481 Post Already – A Dramaturgical DyadTuesday, July 1st, 2014
Well, here it is, the proposed 1481 Post Street, from the ADCO Group.
And here’s your welcome:
“Welcome to 1481 Post Street: An Iconic Residence Reflecting Years of Neighborhood Input and an Innovative Approach to Urban Growth.”
And here’s one possible future for Geary and Gough, as “seen” from our Chinese Consulate on Laguna:
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And here comes the backlash, here’s the concomitant anti-1481 Post Street group, SOS Cathedral Hill, or SAVE CATHEDRAL HILL, or something like that.
That’s what you call a dramaturgical dyad, redolent of 8 Washington, IMO.
BTW, this group is claiming “No Community Outreach,” but what they really mean is no community outreach this month or no community outreach right now.
If anybody has a non-maudlin argument or anecdote or something against this building, I’d like to hear it. ‘Cause, so far, I haven’t heard it yet.
It seems to me that 1481 Post would slot right in with all the others in this part of the Western Addition, in this part of town betwixt the Tenderloin and J-Town…