Posts Tagged ‘street’

Absurd: Nestle Pure Life Bottled Water Delivery Driver Blocks Southbound Fillmore by Double Parking 3x in 2 Blocks

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

What’s this? It takes just one truck double parking in our defunct “Jazz District” to back up Fillmore Street all the way across Geary?

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Yep.

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Dude stopped at least three times to deliver huge water bottles on both sides of the street, like he had all the time in the world

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And he seemed to double park closer to the middle of the street than the right side.

Anyway, I tended to bidness and then came back up Fillmore northbound and Dude was still there on Fillmore, except this time he nosed in a bit. Here’s your reverse angle:

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Don’t we get water from Hetch Hetchy? So why do we need Nestle to deliver these huge bottles as if we had the worst water in the world?

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Nestle charges extra for San Francisco deliveries and this impossible delivery situation is part of the reason why.

IMO, this job, which is unecessary in the first place, is too big for one person to do without cutting corners…

“GREEN WAVE” Bicycle Signs – “SIGNALS SET FOR 13 MPH”

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

I guess this is part of San Francisco’s “bikes and transit first policy?”

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There was a time when San Francisco would avoid putting up street signs with the number 13 on them. Those times are over…

First SF Loses Its Hooters and Now This: Dick’s Last Resort Shutters After Six Months – Who’s Next for 353 Jefferson?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Of course, our Hooters was having to deal with some wage and hour lawsuit issues when it went away, but one supposes the rents up there at 353 Jefferson were too high for them to keep on keeping on.

This was the replacement – Dick’s Last Resort. It lasted six months.

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I can’t imagine locals going to 353 Jefferson for any kind of restaurant, and the tourists are probably heavier at the other end of the wharf, and the building is set back a ways from the sidewalk, so these can be challenges:

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Who will try to make a go of it next at this cursed location?

8000 Cal, 94121: What the End of California Street Looks Like at the Lincoln Park Steps – Big Art

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Richmond District Blog has the deets.

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I gotta say, I approve of quiet groups who actually do things. You know, LESS YAMMER, MORE HAMMER

The Story of the Ironically-Named “GO-GETTERS PIZZA,” R.I.P – Was It “Aggressively Enterprising?” No, Not At All

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

[UPDATE: Let’s hope they do a better job at 100 Gough.]

Here’s how not to run a New York-style pizza-by-the-slice place in Hayes Valley:

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And another definition of a go getter is “a person who works very hard and who wants very much to succeed.”

Oh well. Go Getters in now Gone Getters…

 

How to Speak with an SFMTA MUNI PCO: With Your Hands

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

This gesture conversation with an Interceptor IV jockey went on for a while. I don’t think the SFMTA’s new “customer” was pleased with the transaction:

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I know that the PCOs “make money” for the City, but you’d think that part of the money they “make” would be used to fund their pensions / healthcare for life. You know, instead of sending the bill to The Future.

Someday, SF will get some de facto pension reform going.

Someday…

“Tomato Lights” – Chinatown Hits Peak Lantern

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Check out these tomatoes, suspended above the idling cars and trucks:

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Depeche Mode: Miniskirted Urbanist Poses on Haight Street’s Brand-New Red Lane – The Glamour of Transit

Monday, January 12th, 2015

By Vivian Ho:

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Or minidress? IDK.

(And I might add that the photographer’s assistant with the screen isn’t actually doing anything except making the scene just a skosh darker. I mean, if you yourself aren’t casting a shadow, due to fog / clouds, then your screen isn’t really doing all that much neither. Time might have better spent looking out for bus or car drivers…)

What’s “A San Francisco Landmark?” – You’d Never Guess – Not Even with 100 Tries – Certainly, It’s Big

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Here it is:

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Here’s the answer:

In-N-Out Burger, Jefferson Street, Fishermans Wharf

(I saw the landmark part first and then looked up to see the sign.)

I’ll tell you, the In-N-Out is in no way a San Francisco Landmark.

(I wonder who signed off on this one?)

Google 2845 Leavenworth to get a Street View.

I guess In-N-Out wanted a big-ass sign and the “urbanists” didn’t want anything to mar the “character” of the Fish Wharf so it had to go half way up the block towards Beach?

OK fine…

The Nordstrom Effect: SFPD Response at 5th and Market vs. 6th and Market – It’s Quite a Difference

Monday, January 12th, 2015

These two shots from longtime Twitterloin resident Bluoz certainly square with my understanding of what’s tolerated on these two neighbor streets.

5th Street, home to Norstrom’s “Flagship Store” (or second flagship, if you count all those Nordie buildings up in Seattle):

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6th Street:

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