See? (Keep in mind that this is an elevated freeway.)
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It’s even higher than our world-famous Coca-Cola sign.
Keep on keeping on, giant tree.
This street imp was looking like all the others, just a slob like one of us, until he pulls a rock out of his hoodie and hurls a 70 mph fastball across 9th without really breaking stride. He reared back and hurled but then resumed walking with a quickness.
I was supposing he was throwing the rock at a person but his target was a business vehicle, a white van.
The thing is he threw it down and counted on a random bounce get it up to where it could do some damage.
Anyway, here he is, walking away, all casual, IndyBay personified. If you looked around after getting struck you wouldn’t necessarily suspect him. This kid’s a pro, a professional:
And here’s his rock, found right in the middle of the sidewalk across the street, seen next to a fat lawyer’s shoe for comparison:
How many more stones does this kid have in his hoodie’s marsupial pocket? Probably lots.
So this is why your window gets broken randomly, for no reason.
Now you’d think the hormones coursing through his veins would be telling him to get out there and try to impress girls, or boys, or whomever, you know, so he could have sex or something, right? But no, all that frustration and energy gets poured into another kind of release, the satisfaction of hearing breaking windows or causing grievous bodily injury to random pedestrians on the mean streets of San Francisco.
Don’t you think we need more micro-neighborhoods about town? Sure, why not?
So get ready to party this Saturday, October 16th, 2010, when you can officially start calling the area bounded by Market, Harrison, 2nd and 5th “Yerba Buena.”
People haven’t called it that for 163 years, so it’s about time.
And if you live on Yerba Buena Island and you’re worried about place name confusion, we’ll you can just go pound salt.
Learn It, Love It, Live It:
There’ll be some party too – the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Fair
And, if you’re in the media, you can get all the deets personally.
Campaign to Benefit Local Businesses and Brand Yerba Buena as New Neighborhood to be Unveiled.
Major Contributions to Neighborhood Nonprofits also to be Announced
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Place: SOMA Room, Metreon, Enter at Garden Entrance, Mission Street, Between 3rd and 4th Streets
What: The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District will unveil a comprehensive campaign to establish and promote Yerba Buena as San Francisco’s newest neighborhood and announce its first Community Benefit Fund grantees at a media briefing at Metreon held in conjunction with the first Yerba Buena Neighborhood Fair. The campaign is designed to benefit neighborhood businesses and establish a sense of place for this burgeoning district that has seen rapid growth in its eclectic residential and business base. These efforts supplement YBCBD’s recently enacted services that foster a safer and more secure community, create a cleaner and greener neighborhood, and reinforce the viability of its economic base.
Heather Almond, Chairman, Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
Barbara Kaufman, Director, San Francisco Office of the Governor
Representatives from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
Nonprofits receiving grants
YBCBD board members and community leaders
See you in the YB!
supperclub Restaurant in the SoMA is having a month-long anniversary or something, but you’re going have to show the boarding pass you used to come SFO in order to qualify.
I’m going to show them my FastPass (Ha! Just joking. I haven’t been on the MUNI since those Cindy Sheehan boosters literally let the air out of my tires, both of them) and see if I can get the discount – seems a tad unfair to limit the celebration to just the frequent fliers.
Or Greyhound, that might work too. (NB: This won’t work in real life but it’s fun to pretend – the rules of this promotion are quite clear, see deets below.)
Visitors to San Francisco Receive 40% Off at City’s Most Provocative Restaurant
Month-long Discount Celebrates SupperClub’s 4th Anniversary
To celebrate its fourth anniversary in San Francisco, supperclub Restaurant is offering visitors to the city 40% off their dinners. From October 1-31, 2009, guests just need to show their inbound (SFO) boarding pass to receive the discount.
Originating in Amsterdam, the San Francisco location is the only supperclub in the United States. Since opening in 2005 on Harrison Street in the SOMA district, the unique restaurant has been drawing rave reviews from regulars and new-comers alike for its striking ambiance, excellent cuisine and cocktails, and its surprising and sometimes outrageous entertainment. Designed as a platform for emerging artists of all types, supperclub showcases the best in the culinary arts, visual arts, performance arts, healing arts, and music.
Within 4 years, supperclub restaurant has established itself as a unique “only in San Francisco” experience. The venue offers a spectrum of tastes and experiences, from excellent fine dining with guest chefs like Hubert Keller from Fleur de Lys Restaurant, to guest hosts like Sister Roma from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, to a special Vegetarian Week menu infused with VeeV liquor, to movie screenings by Frameline. It often features internationally renowned DJs like Natural Progression, DJ Rap, and Jody Wisternoff, and presents provocative events like monthly Bondage Dinners, Naughty Nights, and its New Year’s Day Breakfast in Bed.
October 2009 is one of best months to visit San Francisco, and supperclub’s calendar is packed with exciting events, including the annual LOVEFEST (October 3-5), Vegetarian Week (October 4-8), Bondage Dinner (October 9), the third Guest Chef Uber Dinner (October 12), supperclub’s own 4th Anniversary Weekend Celebration (October 16-17), a Jim Beam Whiskey infused and inspired menu (October 25), and its Deadlight District Halloween (October 30-31).
Guests enjoy gourmet 3- and 4-course prix fixe dinners served to them on supperclub’s famous roman-style beds, and are entertained by an extraordinary variety of live performances, original videos, and electrifying music mixed by resident DJs. Foot, shoulder, and neck massages are also offered by supperclub’s in-house massage therapists in cooperation with the Gayatri Institute of Healing Arts. Adjacent to the immaculate Le Salle Neige all-white main dining room, the newly opened all-black Chambre Noir is San Francisco’s most captivating adult play room and is available for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and other private events.
supperclub serves surprise multi-course prix fixe dinners Tuesdays through Sundays, with each evening’s seating beginning at 7 pm. Reservations are recommended: 415-348-0900 . For more information, visit www.supperclub.com.
supperclub San Francisco is a part of a privately held international hospitality and entertainment company headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands that includes supperclub restaurants, spirits, music, and other related businesses. Supperclub operates restaurants in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Singapore and San Francisco, with future locations planned for London (November 2009) and Los Angeles.
It’s on! This Sunday, July 12, 2009 at high noon, you ought to get on your two-wheeler and head down to La Mission for the Ice Cream Sunday Bike Ride.
Then you’ll be just like these two. Notice any problems here? Please remember, this is how they do it in Amsterdam, where anything goes:
Join your fellow SFBC members on a fun & tasty ride to some of SF’s top ice cream Shops! We’ll ride and sample 5 top-rated creameries across the city where we’ll stop to taste flavors and socialize. The ride will be a leisurely 6 miles with 5 shops and will include a few hills to work off the extra calories. Child riders (14 or younger) are discouraged, since this ride will require some skilled street riding. Bring a lock, water bottle, and ice cream money & hope for a hot day! To catch up with the group, call 954-937-263o
A condominium on Harrison Street in the SOMA area of San Francisco for $200K-something might sound appealing to some.
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As they say, it’s not for everybody.
Which building is better?
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“I–my idea, when we started out was to have a, you know, rising up, in the form of an undulating, ovulating ground that you don’t get so much nowadays.”