Hanging out at the 19th Hole, Clement Street:
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.
Starting from the southeast, take Army/Cesar Chavez to Clipper and around Twin Peaks and up 7th Avenue and then jink over to like 11th Avenue (whatever it takes to get the dry rub chicken places of the Inner Sunset inside the City Limits – they seem pretty lively at night) and then up through GGP and the Richmond District up to the Presidio, where there’s a nice jag at 7th Avenue and then back east along West Pacific at the border and then up north along the Lyon Street Steps and then around Palace Drive all the way to the Bay and then you capture the waterfront all the way down to just north of Warm Water Cove:
Oh, Divisadero doesn’t mean division, BTW.
Let’s hear first from Park Station’s Captain Vaswani:
And here’s the map, or at least the part of it that reflects the changes. Red lines are existing and blue lines are the future. Richmond Station loses its kink on its eastern border. Northern Station gets more of the area directly to its east. Central and the Tenderloin southern borders move south to capture all of the northern part of Market Street as Southern station moves south to Mission Bay. And let’s see, the Tenderloin (nee Tenderloin Task Force) becomes more of a full-fledged station and what else, oh, no more splitting streets down the middle – stations will generally get a whole street instead of just the odd or even side of a border street:
Does this look crazy to you? It doesn’t look crazy to me.
So unless you think that the SFPD’s priorities are totally upside-down, you say, OK cops, have it your way.
Comes now Randy Shaw (speaking through his favorite female sock-puppet, Karin Drucker, who just moved to town (I think – let’s hope so) from Ohio (I think):
See that? The new border plan hasn’t even been implemented yet, and yet it’s already failing?
Now IRL, the “Uptown Tenderloin” doesn’t exist. And it never did. And having somebody besides Randy Shaw forward all the notions forwarded by that article doesn’t really help things, does it?
Perhaps journalist Karin Drucker is too close to the story?
It sure looks that way…
IDK. I’d need somebody to spell out all the rules.
Anyway, this skateboarder was prolly a tad too aggressive to be in compliance with Frisco’s rules, whatever they are…