Here it is:
But look, two people going in who AREN’T security guards. I’ve never seen that. So call that a nibble.
Hey, maybe this was a bad idea?
1 We call our little Italy North Beach even though it’s not all that far north, and it doesn’t have a beach, not anymore anyway. Tourists come here and they ask about Little Italy and everybody knows what they’re talking about.
It looks like this – the official SFGov Italian flag tells people from Chinatown that some would not approve of them trying to open businesses north of Broadway.
That’s JMO, but it’s true.
2) This one is harder. I’ve never heard of anybody IRL calling this area Little Russia, in all my years, but here it is on the Google Maps so it must be true.
It looks like this, with onion domes and piroshki:
But I wouldn’t call this area Little Russia, it’s just another part of the Richmond.
3) And Little Osaka – man I saw that on an online map one time and at first I thought it was an act of vandalism/patriotism from somebody from Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city, kind of the Chicago of Japan, but no, it’s semi-official that Japantown is Little Osaka what with our “sister-city” relationship and all.
As seen on Post:
This is the hardest Little I know of. If you ask your Lyft driver to go there, you might end up here in Potrero.
And I guess we have a Little Saigon too, sort of, even though we don’t call Saigon Saigon anymo. But it’s easy to find – no confusion there…
This has been Know the LITTLES of Frisco: Little Italy, Little Russia and Little Osaka.
It’s not my job to spin all news about the historic Hibernia Bank into something positive and uplifting, so I won’t.
So here’s a rich SFGov government contractor who lives in/partly(?) owns a house more expensive than yours somewhere in the East Bay, you know, the guy who wants us to get “beyond” Frisco’s Paper of Record (and who also has a history of threatening to sue our paper) and who now also wants us to cheer for the Tenderloin:
IDK know how many misplaced votes of confidence our Twitterloin has gotten over the years, but obvs they’re not working.
And, think about it, why is this empty hulk available for the occasional event? Could it have something to do with it, so far, not being viable for long-term tenants despite the tens of millions of dollars recently poured into it?
It’s sort of funny how a man who likes to threaten to sue the San Francisco Chronicle ended up with this, this thing placed(?) on SFGate to praise him.
(And now with CWNevius gone, how else will this character get such laudatory coverage, one wonders.)
Anywho, this is the LEGION CORPORATION what paid for the above to appear on SFGate, ostensibly.
As seen Golden Gate Ave n the northern part of the taxpayer-funded Twitterloin Enterprise Zone…
IDK, is a Chevy Z06 a supercar? New GM seems to think so.
Anyway, as seen in Frisco’s Twitterloin / Tenderloin near the foot McAllister, amongst a sea of stolen bikes and untraceable bike parts, an SFPD bicycle officer lays down the law:
Here’s your Twitterloin status report:
Hey look, it’s COMING SOON FOR LEASE, which it has been for a couple years now.
Which is not to say it’s never used – the Hillary campaign used it for a few hours a few months back and the occasional conventioneer comes through, thusly:
But here’s what the promise was:
What I’m suggesting is this – if nobody wants this building, after, what, $20 million was sunk into it, then maybe it’s not a symbol of rebirth for the Tender / Twitter Loin? Perhaps it’s a symbol of all the empty promises and projections what come year after year, decade after decade?
Anyway, look for this building to continue to be COMING SOON FOR LEASE in 2017 as well…
Now, last I heard, Randy Shaw was mulling over suing the San Francisco Chronicle over something to do with this bit here, but now SFGate is hosting “sponsored” stuff like the above? (What’s that – SFGate aint the Chronicle? Well, yes and no. It sure’s hell looks like the Chron. Moving on, “Beyond the Chron”…)
To this, Comrades. The LEGION CORPORATION. Achtung, baby!
WTF to that.
And then we’re supposed to click on About Sponsored Stories? IDTS, Brother. That’s just what The Man wants me to do. So IDK what’s on that link.
Now let’s do some reading:
“There are so many people that have stood at the forefront freeing these neighborhoods and their citizens from crime and blight like Randy Shaw. Randy Shaw is an ikon in the development of the Tenderloin. He has practiced law in the protection of the Tenderloin and its residents, developed housing as Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing, co-founded Uptown Tenderloin, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helped create of the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District in 2009 the Tenderloin Museum.”
Is this a translation from another language? Sure seems that way. And the kicker is that he/she/they spelled icon with a “k!”
I don’t know what the hell’s going on here. Who will set it straight/ this Watergate?
Specifically, I wanna know who wrote this, and why.
That’s the important part, the why.
(‘Cause you can’t have a real blog page without links and a Comments section, right?)
I’ll tell you, Gentle Reader, the Tenderloin hasn’t changed a bit since the 1980’s. Sure, it used to have a Sizzler Family Restaurant with All You Can Eat salad bar, but now it don’t, big deal. Fundamentally, not much has changed, at all.
All right, I dare anybody to read the whole* of HOW A HANDFUL OF BUSINESS OWNERS ARE HELPING THE TENDERLOIN.
And then explain it to me, like I’m a Golden Retriever.
‘Cause I aint never seen this.
*I just skimmed this one, using the Control F to get to what I think the nuf graf is. Hey, how many people would actually read this, this thing? How many real readers did it have? Who’s the target, Airbnbers from Italy staying in the Twitterloin? Or Japanese tourists suckered into staying at a bedbug hotel “near Union Square” for $299 a night? And how much did it cost to post? And how much per actual Reader? $10 a Reader? $100 a Reader? Does it make any sense at all to do this kind of thing? Or maybe there’s some other point to this exercise? I gots to know!