NEMA begins showings today.
Here’s Unit #324 at 469 square feet:
Based upon what bedbug-ridden studios in the Tenderloin go for these days, $1950 doesn’t sound all that cray-cray…
Is this your new, new logo, DPT MUNI?
As seen on the #5 Fulton:
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Uh, did you really think this one through?
Ah mem’ries from all the way back in aught-eight – let’s hear from Angelo ”Father of Rent Control” Sangiacomo from back in the day:
“Who the hell is building buildings today, 440 rentals in San Francisco, and paying all cash? With rents down there at $500 and $700?”
Now, what are the chances that hundreds of people will be renting $500 studios in a new building at Eight and Market anytime soon?
Oh, here it is, the old Trinity Plaza at Eighth and Market and its replacement, the new Trinity Place, just behind:
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Speaking of which, the existing tenants of Trinity Plaza need to move out soon, you know, for the soon-to-come implosion of the old building, but what’s up with all of these cleaning demands coming from Management?
Let’s hear from a youthful tenant who’s losing his place:
“Now we get forms with detailed instructions on everything that needs to be cleaned before you move out. In my mind, vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom / toilet / sinks / oven etc should be enough. There are some pretty weird demands in here considering this building is being demolished. Some examples:
All carpets must be vacuumed and shampooed
Wood or linoleum floors must be mopped, waxed or polished using appropriate cleaning products.
Clean sink(s). Hardware should be clean, free of water spots and shiny
Cabinets must be cleaned inside and out. Scrub fronts clean to remove fingerprints and food.
Clean baseboards and coving. Clean, mop and wax linoleum floors with appropriate cleaning products.”
I cry foul.
On It Goes…
Oh, and for the record, this is the Senator Carole Migden Law - it’s in effect statewide:
“If the tenant and landlord cannot reach an agreement on the amount of the security deposit returned, the tenant can file a lawsuit against the landlord for return of the security deposit. The tenant can sue for:
The tenant can sue the landlord in small claims, which is informal and inexpensive, as long as the total amount sued for is $10,000 or less. Click for more information on Small Claims.”
Via Todd Lappin of Telstar Logistics comes news of the source of the SFMTA’s new logo.
Better A or B?
Here’s the story:
Apparently, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was holding a contest for designers to take a stab at their new logo. This is pretty major, as this represents the entire public transit system of San Francisco and would probably be plastered on anything with a surface. Recently, the winner of the prestigious contest was chosen: Paul Miller from the great design firm Method (we are big fans of theirs!).
I am a bit beside myself to be honest. I am highly doubtful of this being intentional, more likely a similar creative process (and taste!), but this is a pretty important flag to raise before this becomes the new look of San Francisco
SFMTA or Paul: we’d love to chat. Call us! 312-361-3555″
Here’s what you’re going to do this weekend. You’re going to register for the America’s Got Talent tryouts in San Francisco’s Civic Center and then you’re going to win a place on the show and then Howard Stern will eventually end up giving you a check for… one million dollars!
Because you’re talented, baby.
Oh, you don’t actually think that you gots talent? Well then you can just go and watch the taping of the show on February 24th or 25th FOR FREE.
Bon courage, talented Bay Areans!
“NBC’s America’s Got Talent, summer’s hottest show, is coming to the Bay Area — and you can be in the live studio audience!
Free tickets are now available to see host Nick Cannon and celebrity judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel as they tape shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on February 24th and 25th.
Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Simply follow this link to sign up for one of four tapings. All tickets are free! The minimum age to attend is 14.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be part of a primetime, television event!
America’s Got Talent is a true celebration of the American spirit. It features a unique selection singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all hoping to win America’s hearts — and a $1million prize!
These tickets are to be a part of the live studio audience for America’s Got Talent, not to perform on the show. All performers have been pre-selected.
For information on how to audition for future shows, please follow this link.”
Before your audition, you should read this valuable advice:
I don’t know how long you’ll be able to watch this one – all the action is in the first part and then it just goes on and on. (“Aagh, I can’t breathe!” “Get off of him!” ”Aagh, I can’t breathe!” “Get off of him!”)
Not sure if the shoplifter had an actual iPhone. Seems as if he had, at the very least, some kind product endorsed by Dr. Dre, anyway:
And, indeed, those can retail for up to $350, so one of the security guards got that part right. As far as everything else though, there’s just too much to inventory – this is like a video on how not to detain a shoplifter. (Should you let go of the perp temporarily to show off the booty to sway the crowd? Probably not. I could go on, but, as always, You Make The Call.)
It ended up requiring the attention of both the SFPD and the SFFD. (I wonder if there’s an official report or two on this incident.)
Anyway, I’m surprised this one didn’t go viral:
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Let’s Be Careful Out There…
A building next to 1939′s Russian Center came down a few years back to reveal this:
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“Physical Culture?” (Sounds like a major for a jock from Stanfoo, actually.) Turns out that when you add in “studio” that it’s grizzled prospector talk for “gym.”
Anyway, the whole joint looks like it’s from the Mission or the SoMA.
Check it out, next time your about the eastern slopes of Trader Joe’s Hill…