Posts Tagged ‘ggp’

Here’s the Proof that the Real Estate Interests of the 94117 Have Given Up on the Mickinley Statue Fence in the Panhandle

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

I’ll tell you, I don’t know why local real estate interests have such sway over what goes on in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, but that’s the way things are.

And I’ll tell you further, I don’t know why local real estate interests ganged up on the mostly harmless Panhandle Bandshell, but they did, oh well. So that’s the background.

These days, the Eye of Sauron has fixed its gaze upon the east end, upon the McKinley Statue. It wants “period-appropriate fencing” around the whole deal, like this:

As you might remember, there was a big push for The Fence last year, detailed here.

But if you’re trying to get popular support for an iron fence, you have to leave the graffiti on and not even try to clean things up until you get your goddam fence, right?

So the above shows how things looked in the autumn of 2013. I allege that the people who wanted (and still want!) the fence decided to not clean things up in order to better make the case for the fence.

Anywho, the fence concept got put on the back burner late last year, obvs, so this is how the statue looks these days, more or less:

On It Goes…

 

NoPA Western Addition Millionaires Pressure the SFMTA for Restricted Street Parking – Cost Will be $100-Something per Year

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

camden avery of uppercasing, the haight street blog, has the deets.

Here’s the proposal for a new residential parking permit area:

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Of course, the richers of Alamo Squar-ah won’t be paying for parking per se, ’cause parking is free. No no, they’ll be paying to prevent other people from parking in “their” hood – that’s the way you gotta look at it. Who knows how many more Parking Control Officers the SFMTA will be able to bill to the RPP program after this.

And who knows when a simple permit sticker will cost drivers more than $200 per year. I’m thinking by the year 2020 it will be that high.

Anyway, enjoy your NIMBY paradise, NIMBYs!

Philosophical Question: Is the Golden Gate Park Panhandle a Part of Golden Gate Park?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Short answer: Yes and no.

Long answer: Man, this is an oft-asked query on Google, so that’s why I’m making this post.*

Hey, is the Oklahoma Panhandle part of Oklahoma?

Hell to the yes, check it:

Ergo, the Golden Gate Park Panhandle is a part of Golden Gate Park.

(If you like, just do an image search for Golden Gate Park – look, the Panhandle is almost always right in there.)

Oh, but what if the panhandle part of OK seceded and called itself the State of Panhandle?

Mmmm…

Or what if RPD considers the Panhandle a park separate from GGP?

Yeah, that would factor in, but I don’t think the current admin of RPD has like, the power, man, you know, to cut up GGP like that.

Ergo, the Golden Gate Park Panhandle is a part of Golden Gate Park.

Fin.

BONUS: Why is most of the area just north of the GGPP not considered a part of North of Panhandle or NoPA? IDK, ask your realtor.

Fin fin.

*Attention all: A blog post is NOT a blog. A blog post is a post. A post is merely a part of a blog. A bunch of posts together make up a blog And actually, “blog” is a term that comes from “web log.” So to all you lawyers who email me threats from time to time, you look like dinosaurs when you order me to take down my blog when all you really want is for me to take down a particular blog post. Just saying.

Postulation: The People Who Want a Fence Around the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Have Stopped Cleaning Up Its Graffiti

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

You see, because they’re wanting to make the case for putting up a fence, right?

So, it’s better to leave the graffiti up until our City Family gets what it wants, right?

We’re through the looking glass, people!

The Current State of the Graffiti on the Golden Gate Park Panhandle McKinley Statue – Fence Coming Soon?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

And actually, there’s a bit more on this statue since this shot was taken a few days ago.

You know, if I wanted to put a fence up around this statue, I’d probably stop cleaning up the graffiti until I got my fence, just saying.

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On It Goes…

What’s This New Sport in Golden Gate Park – Spikeball? It Involves Bouncing Balls Off of a Small Trampoline

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Read all about it.

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Suffer the Water Boy: Giant Bird Poops on Head of Statue in Golden Gate Park – Much Worse than a Pigeon

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

See?

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Cyclists Favor Illegal Bike Racks at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park – Legal Racks Unused Sometimes

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

To wit:

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Now I’ll tell you, I tried to park my ride on those sticks in the background but got told that that area needs to be kept clear due to fire regulations or whatnot.

The artistic spiral you see in the foreground is what you’re supposed to use. But as you can see, sometimes people don’t use it at all.

Oh well.

McKinley Statue, Before the Fence – The Future of America – And What Will realtors Do Next?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The Fence is coming

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Man Begins His Day By Parking in the Middle of JFK Jr. Drive – New Lanes are Like a Conceptual Art Installation

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

I’ll tell you, the first time I drove my aging Land Cruiser west on JFK Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park I noticed something funny.

I was on the wrong side of the road. My body was closer to the left side of the road than the right side of the road.

Of course, everywhere else in America, people drive on the right side, but the SFMTAMUNIDPTSFBC needs to teach us all a lesson about something, apparently.

Doesn’t this look wrong to you? Dude’s just parking his car to go for a morning run:

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Oh, what’s this”

Bicycle lane in Golden Gate Park cause for concern

And there’s this:

“Comments about the new lanes were very mixed, and included negative reviews from cyclists who say the new configuration is detrimental to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.”

So what was the reaction of the SFMTA? Just typical PR stuff about how their phoney baloney surveys prove that most everybody loves whatever they’re doing lately and how things are getting better yada yada yada…

Oh well.

But all these bike lanes are are just paint, right? Just look at the photo. The SFMTA doesn’t have enough pull around town to do anything else with the road except for painting the lanes. So they erased the old lines, put down their hieroglyphics, and then called it a day.

All for just six figures worth of our money.

Oh well