Posts Tagged ‘irish’

Irish Flags Fail to Drum Up Interest in the Twitterloin’s Hibernia Bank: “Entire Building For Lease, Entire Building For Lease”

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

All the deets from Peter Lawrence Kane

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But at least this building isn’t falling apart on the sidewalk anymore. Leave us travel all the way back to aught-nine:


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See where some bricks used to be, way up high?

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Here’s where some of them landed on the sidewalk of the west side of Jones Street:

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Do you ever want worried-looking police captains and firefighting battalion chiefs hanging out in front of your building in front of yellow tape? No, you do not:

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It was bird poo what hurt drainage what then caused damage to the building causing pieces to fall – that was the “pigeon theory” back in 2009.

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Ah, memories:

“…Hibernia Bank at 1 Jones Street, completed in 1892, was exceptionally advanced, not only for San Francisco but for the country at large. It appeared a year before the Chicago Columbian Exposition swept the nation with renewed appreciation for classical grandeur and order. With its crisp and dignified detailing, its scholarly composition and white Sierra granite walls, capped with a then-gilded dome, the bank appeared like a manifesto near the incoherent City Hall and the adjacent jumble of brick and wood commercial structures. Architect and Engineer reflected in 1909 that “the (Hibernia Bank) became famous at once and marked an epoch in San Francisco architecture and placed its designer in the forefront of his profession, where he has remained ever since. The building from the first to last shows no sign whatever of immaturity.”

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Whistling-Blowing Park Ranger Harshes Owner of Unlicensed, Unleashed Dog in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Camera left shows the Ranger and camera right shows the errant dog owner.

I’ve never seen this:

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Reader Notes:

I’m assuming the dog’s unlicensed, as the vast majority of canines aren’t licensed in Frisco and I imagine the rate for non leash owning dog owners is lower still.

Don’t know if any woo woo or wee wee came out or if it was picked up.

The owner and dog sauntered away, with no threat of getting cited, it appeared.

Anyway, I’ve never seen this…

OMG, MUNDY Plays the Inner Richmond June 21, 23. 2013 – MUNDY! MUNDY! MUNDY! MUNDY! MUNDY! MUNDY! MUNDY!

Monday, June 17th, 2013

An arresting ad from The Richmond:

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OMG, Irish Singer Michael Londra’s “Celtic Yuletide” Show a Huge Success at Marines Memorial – See It By Jan. 1st

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Michael Londra is putting an Eire accent on traditional holiday observances over in Union Square at the Marines Memorial these days.

This show is his triumphant return to San Francisco.

Isn’t he dreamy?

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Get your tickets right here.

All right, see you there!

Farewell Performances of Riverdance Start Tomorrow at Our Golden Gate Theatre

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Riverdance will soon fire up again in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. The six-day, eight-performance farewell run starts tomorrow, December 22nd, 2009.

Get ready for some stomping:

RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play eight Farewell Performances at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre this holiday season.

“A Phenomenon of Historic Proportions!” raves the Washington Post.  “An explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away,” cheers the Chicago Tribune. “A family evening unlike anything else!” exclaims The London Times.

Discover why nothing in the world compares to The Original International Phenomenon! Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, you won’t want to miss these FAREWELL performances of Riverdance!

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Drinking and Watching Gaelic Football at 6:00AM: Your Right as a San Franciscan

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

The popular Kezar Pub and Restaurantat 770 Stanyan in the Haight Ashbury / Cole Valley area allows patrons to watch live Gaelic Football all the way from Ireland.

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As long as you aren’t a tagging L.A. Dodgers fan, you’ll more than welcome. 

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Just follow KezarPub on Twitter to keep up with what’s going on….

San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (aka “Shamrock Day”) a Sedate Affair

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Now back in the day, a place like the Little Shamrock on Lincoln in the Inner Sunset would be hopping on Saint Patrick’s Day, but tonight didn’t seem all that bustling at all. Mind you, the place was full, but it didn’t seem as busy as in years past.

Click to expand. Back in the day, pre-recession, you’d have a crowd of a hundred or so on the sidewalk in front of LS waiting to get in on “Shamrock Night.”  

The same could be said for the Irish-type bars in the Inner Richmond District as well. The Plough and Stars, Abbey Taven, the Bitter End and the like on Clement and Geary just didn’t seem to be all that busy.

Oh well.

Now about that “Shamrock Day” – it’s the politically correct term, apparently, so the wee ones won’t go Catholic on you, or something. (Yish.)

See you next year.