As seen on Masonic:
Welcome to Frisco:
(Young Bart Simpson had good reason to break a window here, but then he went too far – “smashy smashy.”)
I’ll tell you, I see more broken auto glass on the Streets of San Francisco by 9:00 AM than most people see all day. And yesterday, I saw the most broken auto glass in one day in Frisco than I ever have before.
Hence this photo. What do you see here, Gentle Reader? What if somebody ordered you to, “Fix this” ‘n stuff? Where would you start? Like, what do you see here?
How many people do you see here, just after sunrise? (There are at least four.)
Edited for spoiler removal:
“HELLO, welcome to THE INTERSECTION. The new podcast from KALW, which explores change in the Bay Area, launches today.
Season 1 of THE INTERSECTION is a six-episode portrait of one Tenderloin corner: Golden Gate Avenue & Leavenworth Street. SF’s poorest neighborhood has a reputation for crime, drugs and poverty, but it actually has the city’s highest density of kids, seniors and the unhoused.
Listen to the first episode about being homeless and finding a home in the tightest real estate markets in the country.
I’ve never seen it like this, during our Winter of ’15, not in all my years…
I remember Camp Agnos in Civic Center and of course we had Occupy SF back in aught-eleven, but I’ve never seen the streets of San Francisco like this, like this part of Ed Lee‘s Tent City, with one tent after the other stretching as far as the eye can see…
Oh, I have apologized properly yet?
All right, I’ll say “sorry” again.
I couldn’t really tell where it started and where it ended yesterday – all number of blocks were blocked off for one reason or another. Hey, what if Sunday Streets changed the map and just used up a single street? There’s an idea.
Hey now, Airbnb was there, trying to head off Prop F with all its billions:
(I think the logo looks better upside down.)
Here’s what’s going to happen – Prop F is going to pass, and then life will go on, and you’ll still be able to Airbnb, either as a tourist or as a room letter.
And then you’ll look back and say to yourself, you’ll say, “Boy, Airbnbing aint what it used to be…”
Here you go – Narrow Streets SF
Here’s Steiner now:
And here’s Steiner as a future narrow “street.”
And here’s the mock-up, complete with a pieless sky
OK fine. But what about…
“[W]e should maintain garage access for the existing homeowners and perhaps the occasional taxi or package delivery…”
Oh, OK. Hey Dude, if you love Europe so much, why don’t you marry it?
More seriously, if you love European capitals so much, why don’t you pick one, buy a one-way ticket, and then start living there?
Seems like that would be the easier way of making you happy.