Posts Tagged ‘twitterloin’
Twitterloin Update: AVA Building Claims to be “Awesome,” Warns Homeless About Leaving Stuff Out Front – “Not Cool,” Bro!Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Civic Center Mike tells the story of this photo he took on 9th Street in the Twitterloin tax-free enterprise zone
Clicking to expand is cool, so do it.
This place might look good on the inside, but it’s in a high-crime area, oh well.
Oh AVA Building, will you ever win?
Berkeley Contractor Randy Shaw’s Adoration for His Paymaster Has Gone Over the Moon – How Can Anyone Take Him Seriously?Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Let’s see here, who in San Francisco takes Randy Shaw seriously?
1. CW Nevius (Maybe not a few years back, but these days, certainly)
2. San Francisco Magazine (Maybe not a few years back, but these days, certainly)
I think that’s it. (Nobody in SFGov takes him seriously, not really.)
Now here’s the latest:
And here’s part of it:
“Lee’s ‘Neptune Shot’ (a planet far further from earth than the moon) is off to a good start.”
So, let’s get this straight. Being appointed Mayor of San Francisco for nine years (effectively), by breaking a promise about being only an “interim Mayor,” is something similar, in some way, to sending a manned mission to planet Neptune, an ice giant?
Does Randy Shaw think that the moon is a planet? I don’t think so, but I can’t tell for sure.
Is BeyondChron really “The Voice Of The Rest?” No, it’s the voice of a white government contractor who lives in a large house in the Berkeley hills.
Is BeyondChron really the “Best Local Website” per the SFBG? No.
Well then why has that tagline been displayed there for years and years? IDK
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You know Twitter, it’s not too late to pay your taxes under the rules signed into law by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004. You know, just put it into SFGov’s General Fund where it belonged in the first place. How much are we talking about here, a $100,000,000 or so? I mean, you left a lot more than that on the table during your recent IPO, right? And then you could amend your federal returns and then you wouldn’t get so much static from the locals. And then you could also do your little charity efforts, you know, in addition to paying your fucking taxes* like everybody else.
*I’m sorry, unpaid Twaxes.
Something New: “TLMade” – It’s Like Etsy for the Twitterloin – Making Trinkets and Accessories in San Francisco’s “Branded” TenderloinMonday, March 3rd, 2014
All the deets on TLMade:
Here’s the pitch:
TLMade is a social enterprise centered on bringing out creativity, producing quality products, and creating jobs all within the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Through the support of City Impact, our purpose is to transform lives through discipleship relationships, and create community through art and work, while creating a sustainable business.
Oh, and here’s a why we exist video, explaining how the Tenderloin District is “300 times more crowded than the rest of San Francisco,” which, you know, is absurd. City Impact, you’re off by a couple orders of magnitude there, which, you know, is a lot.
Why AVA Won’t Get Mocked the Way the NeMA Building Gets Mocked – BONUS: Why SFist is Much Better Than “The Bold Italic”Friday, February 28th, 2014
Well here’s the come-on for the new AVA Building
“Win A Brand New Apartment in Mid-Market: This post is brought to you by AVA 55 Ninth. AVA 55 Ninth, … http://bit.ly/1bRsg0U ”
And here’s a screenshot of SFist – man, that’s a lot of advertisin’:
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So, the reason why AVA won’t get mocked is that it’s not spending its marketing money as absurdly as it’s nearby competitor, NeMa.
(In short, NeMa, you crazy!)
Of course, you won’t actually be “winning” a “brand-new apartment,” but you’ll get to stay there for a year, assuming you can work out the tax implications.*
So you’re not winning an apartment per se, or a 20 year lease per se, or a life estate, per se.
But this contest could be interesting to a San Francisco newcomer.
I’ll note that this ad is clearly labeled as an ad. I’ll further note the the Gannett Co Inc’s west coast blog The Bold Italic, differs in this regard.
The Gannett blog would do different things with the money given by the property developer. Maybe form a “partnership,” something corrupt like that.
So that’s Why AVA Won’t Get Mocked the Way the NeMA Building Gets Mocked and Why SFist is Much Better Than “The Bold Italic”
*Frankly, “winning” this deal would have zero appeal to me, as it would the typical San Francisco renter. Perhaps you could work out a deal to “take the cash” as they say in the sweeps biz.
I’ll tell you, the marketing for the NeMA Building is strange, man.
And the people behind it are the strangest to hit town ever.
Now it’s time to “meet The Designer“
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Oh wait, somebody Photoshopped Soviet rocket engineer Sergei Korolev, the so-called “Chief Designer,” into the shot.
Aw, that’s not right!
Now here we go, the real shot, the Chief Designer of the NeMa: ”Step Inside the NEMA North Tower Two-Bedroom Model with Interior Designer Liza Evans.”
But who are the other people, the dramatic people? IDK.
All right, now let’s sell some units here:
“Q: Name 3 Feng Shui tips you’d give someone moving into the 2 BDR+Den model floor plan in the new North Tower.”
I’ll tell you, Old Market Street didn’t have any of the feng shui.
Good luck in the Twitterloin, NeMA!
I bought at NeMA
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes I think you’ve seen me before
Thusly. This was right next to Show Dogs, in the troubled Twitterloin.
Welcome to the Machine – may I kick you?
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Jean-Claude Van Damme here (look at his stance) considered her a nuisance, wanted her to go away from the sidewalk in front of MACHINE COFFEE.
For some reason.