Posts Tagged ‘stret’

Attention Tour Bus Operators: After a Fender-Bender, Get Your Rigs Out of the Middle Lane of Oak Street – Don’t Be Calling Your Insurance Agent

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

So, yes, you had a little fender-bender with your big bus, and yes, it was related to the endless tinkering  done by the SFMTA MUNI DPT DPW bowl of alphabet soup. So what! It’s not that big of a deal. CSI San Francisco isn’t going to send it’s Go Team and the NTSB isn’t coming neither.

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Therefore, get your bus out of the roadway, pull it over. Sure, take a couple iPhone shots first, sure. But then get outta the way. THIS IS SFPD POLICY. Don’t you know this? You had at least two employees on the scene, why not have one, I don’t know, let’s call him the Driver, drive the bus to one side of the road or the other. Did you call the SFPD? IDK, but if you did, don’t you want them to show up? Now, how are they going to do that if you block the road, which, as stated, is a noteworthy bottleneck already, due to ongoing construction efforts, for umpty-ump minutes?

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I cry foul.

If the NIMBYs of Alamo Square Don’t Like the Bay to Breakers Party, Then What About This Monstrous Radiation Machine/Cell Phone Tower?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Be afraid, NIMBYs.

Be very, very afraid.

And make sure to inventory every slight you experience this Sunday and then repeat all of them to everybody you know for the the following two weeks so that everybody can now how  you, the poor millionaire homeowner, has suffered uniquely owing to this street party what existed long before you were even born.

And just look at it – it’s pointed right towards you! Arrrgh!

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Enjoy your cellphone tower, Western Addition.

Isn’t This Kind of Chalk-On-The-Sidewalk Ad Seen on Haight Street Illegal in San Francisco? The Answer Will Amaze You!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Or rather, the answer will amaze the owner of this cafe in the Upper Haight area.

That’s ’cause, yes, this kind of thing isn’t permitted in the City & County.

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Real-Life Carl Fredricksen: This Homeowner on Oak Street Looks Like the Star of Pixar’s “Up” Film

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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“Ex-Vandals” Create New Mural in NoPA – “In Progress, Please Respect” – Presenting the Blue Man Group

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

A few days back on McAllister at Divisadero:

“MURAL IN PROGRESS – PLEASE RESPECT – EX-VANDALS”

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And here’s the scene yesterday, with sidewalk cyclists giving the thumbs up already, or terrorist fist-jabs or something:

And here’s the crew putting the final touches on:

On It Goes in the Western Addition…

A Real-Life Carl Fredricksen: This Homeowner on Oak Street Looks Like the Star of Pixar’s Animated Film “Up”

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Except this guy didn’t fly away using balloons. He stayed put and watched larger buildings go up around him.

Anytown, USA plopped down on busy, busy Oak Street, San Francisco: 

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OMG, the New Nintendo Wii U is Here, the New Nintendo Wii U is Here! iPhone-ish Lines at Midnight

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This was the crowd at the 800 Market Game Stop near Stockton and Fourth last night as the midnight hour approached:

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This new Nintendo Wii U is news to me.

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DPT Stakeout at Costco – Disabled Placard “Street Team” – Expired Permit – Jersey Plates – Lonely Pooch

Monday, November 21st, 2011

(Check it, my first pro-SFMTA post.)

This cute pup was guarding an Acura parked on 10th Street while its owner visited our SoMA Costco (I assume, I mean, why else would anybody park down there?)

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Problem? The disabled placard hanging from the rear-view has expired. See?

So guess who was waiting for this car’s owner to show up – it was DPT’s Disabled Placard Street Team with their bright blue shoulder patches.

Les mise-en-scene avec Etat de Jardin* license plates sur la Acura bleu:

This issue could end up costing the driver thousands of dollars, when all is said and done.** (I can’t say for sure because I don’t get paid by the City Family to stakeout cars, plus I had to split. Oh well.)

Now, WWSD? Like What Would KRON-TV’s Stanley Roberts Do if he came upon this scene? Oh yes, something like this.

But, you know, I might possibly be beefier than Stanley (I know I’m taller than he but I could actually outweigh him) and, you know, I wouldn’t want to get into an another Elmo situation.

Bon courage, Acura pooch. Your owner will need all the love she can get today.

*Garden State – it’s a Jersey Thing.***

**The funny thing is that Costco has plenty of free parking. And honestly, I don’t think the good people of Costco would care all that much if you parked in their garage while shopping elsewhere. As stated, there’s nothing else going on ’round that area so it’s not like they’re on the lookout for renegade parkers. 

***YouTube, you’re too funny. Oprah + Snooki = ???

OMG, Meet San Francisco Giants Shortstop Brandon Crawford at the Men’s Wearhouse! July 4th, 7PM, 785 Market

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Check it:

“On Monday evening, July 4, 2011, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT, San Francisco Giants’ baseball rookie Brandon Crawford will have a meet and greet at new Men’s Wearhouse location at 785 Market Street.”

I guarantee it!

All the deets. below.

See you there!

Men’s Wearhouse Celebrates Grand Opening in San Francisco with Shortstop Brandon Crawford

San Francisco, California — June 29, 2011 — Men’s Wearhouse proudly announces the grand opening of its newest San Francisco location downtown in the historic Humbolt Bank Building at 785 Market Street.

This July Fourth, rookie Brandon Crawford will be on site along with the usual assortment of stylish suits, name brand formalwear and casualwear selections that Men’s Wearhouse is known for to celebrate its grand opening and the birthday of our nation. In addition to hosting San Francisco baseball’s newest shortstop for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing, Men’s Wearhouse will offer fifty percent off the regular price of all items (excluding shoes) the entire day.

“With corporate headquarters in the Bay Area, Men’s Wearhouse has been a long-standing fan of our baseball teams and we couldn’t be happier to have Brandon Crawford join us for the opening, “said Matt Stringer, SVP Marketing and Creative Services, of Men’s Wearhouse. “Crawford is a great example of a young guy that knows how to dress well and present himself. The partnering with Men’s Wearhouse is a perfect fit for Crawford, who embodies the idea of dressing for success.”

The grand opening deal is twice as sweet for existing customers in the San Francisco area who received exclusive invitations to the store for the upcoming weekend to enjoy refreshments and complimentary personal consultations.

The new San Francisco location features a great selection of Big & Tall styles and top-tier designers like Calvin Klein, Joseph Abboud, and Kenneth Cole. The new location is a full-service Men’s Wearhouse, offering tuxedo rental as well as a vast retail selection.

In addition to offering the formalwear and suit styles for which the brand is known, the new location features an ample casualwear selection that includes everything from athletic wear and comfortable tees to sport coats and designer denim. During the Grand Opening event, there will also be a special selection of vintage baseball shirts and hats for purchase.

The newest Men’s Wearhouse location opened for business June 12, 2011. San Franciscans will like the way they look, we guarantee it!

About Men’s Wearhouse
Since it was founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse has become one of the largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel in the country, with more than 900 stores carrying a full selection of designer and private-label suits, sport coats, casualwear, and accessories. Today, The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. family of companies includes Men’s Wearhouse, MW Cleaners, K&G Fashion Superstore, TwinHill Corporate Apparel, and Moores Clothing for Men in Canada, making it one of North America’s leading providers of quality and value in both apparel and apparel care. In addition, Men’s Wearhouse also operates in a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.menswearhouse.com.

Oh No, Castro! It’s Game Over, Man, Game Over for Trader Joe’s, Where They Mostly Come at Night, Mostly

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Well that’s it, it’s game over, man, there’ll be no Trader Joe’s near Noe and Market anytime soon. See the deets below, from the FaceBook page of District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener.

Now, for just a moment, forget about all the cars coming to your urban-type TJ’s – what about the trucks, baby? We’re talking BJ and the Bear-style 18-wheelers all over the place outside of our area Traders Joe, every night, mostly, starting at 9:00 PM. Mostly.

Could Market Street have handled this kind of moonlit tractor-trailer pas de trois every night? (Well, s’pose it doesn’t matter now.)

Some of the truckers actually back in to the TJ on Masonic. As seen in Mervyn’s Heights:

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All the deets:

Trader Joe’s NOT coming into the Castro

by Scott Wiener on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:32pm

This morning, Trader Joe’s decided not to pursue a new location at Noe and Market Streets (the old Tower Records site). After two years of on-again-off-again consideration of the site, Trader Joe’s decided that the location was not going to work for its business model, one that is fairly reliant on automobile visits.

I’m disappointed about this outcome, because I do believe that Trader Joe’s would have added a great food option for the neighborhood. However, I respect Trader Joe’s decision and think highly of the company.

I will immediately begin working with the property owner to bring in one or more retailers that will add to the neighborhood. This is a priority for me.

On the bright side, Mollie Stone’s will be opening this coming Wednesday, March 9, at 9 a.m. on 18th Street. I hope to see you there.”

Chin up, Castro. Some day your prince will come.