Posts Tagged ‘tent’
Last year there were hundreds of tents here, and then they went away, and then a handful came back, and then they all had to leave again, about a month or two ago, and now, we have just this one:
That’s the update from yesterday…
(So the Super Bowl L corporate party, which cost us a lot more than initially advertised oh well, plus the fear of a big El Nino (plus the rise of cheap $25 fiberglass-poled tents handed out in a semi-organized effort with assistance from at least one Morning Zoo-type radio station’s van – Choochi in the Morning, or something, led to the huge Tent City of 2015-2016, then media coverage led to a big crackdown, then were no tents at all, then they started coming back, say around July 2016, then they got cleared out again, by the San Francisco Clean Team and assorted DPW trucks and whathaveyou and now the people that first got kicked out of the Embarcadero / Financial, and then from Under the 101, twice, are filtering back north and east from the Mission District – this is my understanding.)
Uh, the Homeless Tents are Back – On Division, Under the I-80 – This is Exactly What November 2015 Looked LikeSunday, August 21st, 2016
August 20, 2016:
At that time last year, I was thinking that the SFPD was going easy on the homeless having to do with the end-of-the-year holidays, or the (anticipated) El Niño rainstorms, and I also wondered if preparations for the unexpectedly expensive and unpopular corporate party for the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl were a factor.
These days, I know that tents with cheap but functional fiberglas poles can be had for like $25, which seems a lot cheaper than what I can recall that the old North Face Outlet sold aluminum-poled tents for, even at a super duper discount.
Those are the four factors I can think of for why 2015 became the Year of Sidewalk Tents in Frisco.
Anyway, these tents are back, as of August 2016.
Photoshopped Folk Art Mocks San Francisco’s Disastrous Hosting of Super Bowl 50 Party – “Super Tent City”Sunday, January 31st, 2016
This is not the problem for the NFL…
…but it’s a symptom of the problem, for the NFL.
Presenting Unpopular Mayor Ed Lee’s Tent City: Hundreds of People Living on the Northern Sidewalks of 13th StreetMonday, December 14th, 2015
The north part of each block of the stretch of road underneath the I-80 from 11th Street (where Costco #144 is) to Valencia is now occupied by numerous tents.
I’ve seen four in a row before but this kind of thing is unprecedented, IMO:
Some blocks might have 15 tents, one after the other, these days? I’ll check next time I’m down there.
In other news:
Ant-Man Filming Has Dominated the 94117: Nothing But “Cinema Vehicles” and Extras from the Panhandle to Kezar StadiumFriday, August 22nd, 2014
I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
As seen near Kezar, an Aston Martin:
As seen in GGP:
Via Peter Chu:
Here’s the Trouble with Phil Ginburg’s Rec and Park: The Soul is For Hire, And They’ve Sold the Heart – Two ExamplesWednesday, August 20th, 2014
Here’s one example:
And here’s another:
Instead of those events, we now have corporate events, because they provide thousands of dollars to Phil Ginsburg, no questions asked.
Like this tent going up in the Panhandle now. What’s this, Jimmy’s New Car Picnic, sponsored by Ford?
Prolly not, but this tent is from some entity that has effectively outbid all those community events that Phil Ginsburg’s new-school approach has literally chased out of town.