Just down the hill from the Westerfeld Mansion, aka the “Russian Embassy.”
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Do these things work well in the 415? IDK.
My dad called these things swamp coolers.
Anyway, once you’ve set it up with a gallon or so of water, throw the box out your window onto the sidewalks of Fell Street – I’m sure somebody will come by to pick it up…
The 5th Anniversary of the SFMTA’s Proposed “Transportation Utility Fee” – Or, Why the SFMTA Doesn’t Feel Sorry for You After Towing Your CarWednesday, February 10th, 2016
Here you go:
And here’s the gritty nitty:
See that? San Francisco County charges more than anybody. Why? Because it can.
And actually, it thinks you’re the deadbeat – I’ll explain.
What the SFMTA really wants is a steady supply of unlimited money, so that it doesn’t have to do anything it doesn’t want to, so that it can continue to hire and spend and hire and spend regardless of how it performs. The way to do that is to charge you hundreds of dollars a year, whether or not you ever ride on MUNI and even if you never violate any of the SFMTA’s parking rules.
The mechanism is called the “Transportation Utility Fee,” as described by Will Reisman here.
Of course, back then they were talking about $180 per year, but now we’ve got to pay for our share of the Central Subway (To Nowhere, still) and ever increasing overhead, so I think we’re talking about $250 per year with a built-in increase of like 10%, or, better yet, 9.9%.
I’m not saying we’re going to see the TUF soon, or ever, actually. What I’m saying is that this is what the SFMTA people think they deserve for being the all-knowing, all-seeing bureaucracy it thinks it is.
So if you complain about getting towed, our City Family thinks, “Well, gee, we should probably be towing you EVERY YEAR.” You know, so the SFMTA can get more money, for free.
So that’s why the SFMTA Doesn’t Feel Sorry for You After Towing Your Car and charging you the highest administrative towing fee of all of America’s 3000-something counties…
The track of this airplane high over SF yesterday would look something like this
I don’t know who else would be doing this kind of thing, is what I’m saying.
We can hear you Feds, the constant whine that doesn’t go away, that you can easily hear if there’s no traffic going by you.
Twitterloin Update: How Do I “Live NeMa?” – I’m Glad You Asked, New Market Building! – SF’s City Part of TownMonday, October 5th, 2015
Here’s the question, from the new NEw MArket Building on Market in our Twitterloin / Mid-Market /South of Market / Tenderloin Adjacent area, you know, The City Part of Town:
And here’s the answer – like this, via The Lofts at SoDoSoPa:
And here’s your catchphrase:
NeMa: 24 months old and still no rent control.**
* NEW YORK TIMES: The prospective changes to the Tenderloin — a noirish haunt of Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade and arguably the central city’s last working-class neighborhood — have given rise to a new nickname: the Twitterloin.
* FORTUNE: Welcome to the Twitterloin, where tech-savvy cool meets gritty hood
**After 10 months of living in the NeMa, you just might ask yourself why you’re getting hit with a rent increase what’s 25 times more than most of your coworkers are facing, just saying…
As seen a few days back – that square, that’s your elevator car. Haven’t seen it in a while:
And here’s the close-up color version, from all the way back in 2004:
(I remember thinking how the workers in the basket should have appeared clearer in this photo. I guess I was super-far away, oh well.)
In closing, take that, Great Pyramid. Pwned:
Or are these platform heels? (One supposes that’s a subcategory of high heel, but one doesn’t know for sure)
– The #1 occupation for those with a foot fetish is … shoe salesman, just saying.
– I talked with a shoe salesman in Union Square one time. He side his “primary job” as a salesperson was to determine if the customer wanted to buy some new kicks TODAY. “Women will go shoe shopping to kill time, while waiting for a bus.” OTOH, if you told him that you were a serious shopper, he’d “have all the time in the world for you.” That’s life on commish, I s’pose.
The NeMA “New Market” Building People Boast About Their Mysteriously High Yelp Rating – But Uh Oh, Still No Rent ControlTuesday, August 11th, 2015
“NEMA residents, we appreciate you. Did you know? NEMA’s 4.5 stars is the best rating of any San Francisco apartment complex on Yelp. #CHInspired #liveNEMA”
And here’s the Yelp page.
Hey NeMa, can I ask who’s posting all the five-star shill reviews? Nobody in your employ, you say? But how do you know that?
Hey NeMa, do you really spend your time aggressively getting Yelp to take down non-five-star reviews so that you can boast about your then-higher Yelp rating?
Hey NeMa, what do people say about you after they leave you in light of the absence of the price control aspect of San Francisco rent control?
And here are the ones what don’t factor into NeMa’s high Yelp rating, for whatever reason.
And see if you can find any trace of this one:
“Please read this if you are considering any non-rent control building in San Francisco. I wish someone had told me this when I moved to the city and chose Nema. Please consider this advice.
If you have visited Nema, you probably can tell that the management, amenities and staff are outstanding. You may also notice that everyone living in the building has just moved from another city or state. Here’s why:
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you rent in a non-rent control building, unless you can sign a multi-year lease. Could you afford a double digit rent increase? 50% rent increase? Is your income doubling next year? It seems far away now, but you will probably want to renew your lease. Now is the time to make a good decision about housing, not next year because you will be paying much more then.”
This person’s thoughts are Down The Memory Hole, it seems?