Posts Tagged ‘sixth’

Six Seconds on Sixth Street Back in 2010: Open-Air Spanking, Backwards Stand-Up Trike, Sassing the SFPD

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Here’s what you could see over the course of six seconds on Sixth Street back in 2010:

Photo One – an open-air street spanking upon a willing participant for tout le monde to see:

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Photo Two – some kind of gravity trike being used by a FastPass-equipped pilot going backwards past the car you can see in Photo One. I’ve never seen this kind of vehicle before, don’t know what makes it go:

And Photo Three – an involved yell-fest with the popo:

It was quite an active scene down there betwixt Jesse and Stevenson, non?

Web Designer and “Girl in Tech” Kari Suleman Offers $30 for a “TaskRabbit” to Wait in Line for Her at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Per Mid-Market resident Bluoz:

“It was inevitable. make 30 bucks waiting in line at Dotties at 6th and Stevenson – https://www.taskrabbit.com/tenderloin-san-francisco/t/wait-in-line-at-dotties-for-us

And here’s Kari‘s ad at the Task Rabbit website:

“Please wait in line for us at Dottie’s starting at 10am. Text us when you are about 20 minutes from the front (5 or so people deep). “

(“Aren’t you a good task bunny! Here, have a little* cabbage.”)

Is this the so-called Mid-Market Renaissance?

Of course, this is how the “Renaissance” got started:

“Alvin Dworman, the owner of a Market Street building proposed as the new headquarters for Twitter, gave sharply discounted office space in the same building to former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor — a political contribution valued at more than $11,000, campaign finance records show.

Weeks after the gift last fall, Newsom officials aided negotiations between Twitter and Dworman by offering the Internet company a payroll tax freeze as an incentive to move into Dworman’s building, a 1 million-square-foot art deco structure at 1355 Market St. once known as the San Francisco Mart.

*Actually, $30 seems generous to me…

Forget About That CityPlace Mall in Mid-Market – The New Name is “Market Street Place” and Work has Begun

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

That proposed CityPlace mall has a new name and they’ve just started working on getting it built.

See?

“…its name has been changed to Market Street Place, reflecting how even this blighted part of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare...”

And see? 

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This is all new. The whitewash went up on Monday, I think, and now we have the ads what say SHOPPING PLACE and whatnot.

This is what it will look like, without the homeless and the criminals and the iPhone fences and the drug dealers milling around out front:

More photorealistic:

Reverse angle:

The mall has it all. Actually, it’s a mall like any other from Anytown, USA. (Boy, John King is going to looooooove this, huh?)

All right, now let’s all thank the Carlyle Group for helping us out:

“The following is a list of both current and former employees and advisors.

Business

Political figures

North America
Europe

The Great Twitterloin Four-Way Telephone Exchange is History – WiFi Replaced It – Oh, Wait a Second…

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

WiFi has not replaced these pay phones, not yet anyway.

Hey, remember that State of the City address from that former Mayor / Willie Brown appointee, you know, the one who promised free WiFi for the entire 415?

I do. It was like six years ago. (Hey, how’s that working out? Not well, last time I checked.)

Anywho, we now have a new Mayor / Willie Brown appointee, you know, the one who promised that Twitter would pay for Twitterloin-area WiFi, you know, instead of paying its fair share of taxes.

(Hey, how’s that working out? Nothing so far.)

Anywho, in anticipation, out go the famous pay phones at the corner of 6th and Market:

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Nowadays if you want to make a phone call and you don’t have a cellie, you’ll have to buy a stolen iPhone the next block over.

And maybe, just maybe, we’ll get fee citywide WiFi from the next Mayor / Willie Brown appointee, perhaps around 2020.

On it goes…

Does Mayor Ed Lee Actually Think That San Francisco is a “Safe City For All?” So, What’s Up With This?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

You Make The Call on this one. From the official @mayoredlee Twitter:

Annced we’re moving fwd on 6th St Substation despite redevelopment dissolution. SF must remain a safe City for all.

All right, in order to remain ”a safe city for all,” San Francisco must first be a safe city for all, correct?

So, is San Francisco “a safe city for all” right now?

Not at all, obviously.

Something is wrong here.

But hey, look, it’s the brand-new Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, with a bunch of tourists already hanging about on the sidewalk all the live-long day. (Man that’s going to be bad for certain peoples’ illicit activities, it goes without saying.) And you can’t miss Mobile Command Three parked right across the street:

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I guess MC3 will have to do as we “move forward” on the long-delayed police substation.

That’s your Sixth Street Update.

Why You Can’t Ignore All Those “Right Turn Mandatory” Signs in Mid Market: An SFPD Police Drama in Three Acts

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I’ll tell you, area locals driving inbound on Market Street know that they shouldn’t go straight at the intersection with Sixth Street, so they look around for cops first and then proceed through.

But tourists and bridge-and-tunnel-types, well, they just can’t wrap their heads around ideas like how you can’t turn right off of inbound Market at Octavia and how you must turn right at 10th and also 6th.

Act 1: Tourists in a Mazda 3 dare to journey to the 415 to empty their pockets and pay one of the highest sales taxes in the land. Don’t you hate these fuckers already?* (Note heavily armed cop standing on Market audience right, but, no matter, the Chekhov Rule will not apply in this production.)

Act 2: Cold busted. The long arm of the law extends:

Act 3: Hundreds or thousands of dollars in court fees, DMV points, driver education classes, and/or increased insurance costs. Welcome to San Francisco, stranger:

Epilogue: Oh well. 

This is every light cycle every Saturday morning. It’s fish-in-a-barrel time. You’d think the motorcycle cop would regularly hang out and rack up tickets all day long, but it probably would get boring for him. Anyway, he took off soon afterwards.

But, if he’s waiting for you, look out, tourists!

*I don’t, personally. Not at all. In fact, I feel sorry for them when they get raped or shot in the head because they don’t know where not to go. Oh well. 

Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers Establishes an Outpost at the Intersection of Sixth and Market – Serviceable Grub, Not Expensive

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Grab a plastic knife to cut a half-pound burger at the new Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers and you’ve got dinner for two for $11.

See?

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Some of the locals who used to hang out at this intersection have moved south a third of a block or headed across Market into the Tenderloin.

We’ll have to wait and see how things go, how this experiment in urban engineering works out…

Corvette Bummer: The SFPD is _Really_ Stepping Up Enforcement of the “Mandatory Turn at Sixth and Market” Rule

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Sometimes, you’ll see three cars pulled over at the same time. It’s safe to say, “The Grace Period is Now Over.”

Now, what kind of person ignores the giant signs on inbound Market telling them to Turn Right Only?

The kind of person who has a greater tendency to lack a driver license or insurance or registration or registration hardcopy or registration decal. Oh well.

So, that’s life on the Streets of San Francisco these days.

This tike was not happy, that’s for sure:

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What people tend to say to the SFPD is something like:

Well, how am I supposed to get to the Nordstrom?

The answer, involving the mention of Mission Street or Folsom, well that strikes our visitors as craaaaaazy.

So they conclude, if they hadn’t already, that it’s a hassle to drive about SoMA and Union Square and the FiDi.

Which it is.

And some of them vow to never come back.

Oh well.

“Your Arrest!” – Only in San Francisco Do People Make Fake Signs to Enforce Laws They Want Enforced

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Can you tell which of these two signs has been posted by the City and County of San Francisco and which has been posted by area NIMBYs? It’s easy, really.

The no turn on red sign is built to last, plus it has ID numbers on the bottom.

OTOH, the “BUYING OR SELLING TRANSFERS WILL RESULT IN YOUR ARREST” sign, despite being installed well, looks like a fake POS.

See?

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Who would do this?

It’s a mystery.

Mid-Market Update: Chad Hasegawa’s Giant Bear Mural Replaced by Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Well it won’t be long now…

The new Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers, right there on the corner of 6th and Market:

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It looks finished on the outside, anyway.

Only Time Will Tell when it will open.

And this is what this corner looked like not too long ago…

Here’s artist Chad Hasegawa at 6th and Market:

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But he wasn’t done yet, you dig?

He had to add in the reds and the blues and whatnot.

See?


Via The Tens

And yet another Doori no Kuma is born…