Posts Tagged ‘uptown tenderloin’

Does San Francisco Really Have a “French Quarter?” Not Really, Despite What Microsoft Says

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Well, here it is, from the Bing Maps:

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(IDK, this is less offensive than “Uptown Tenderloin,” one supposes, you know, coming from San Francisco’s non-profit profiteers.)

French Quarter sounds a bit, grandiose?

Here’s the cure, as usual, from wilds of the Internet:

Ha. No one here knows by that name. There’s not a distinct boundary for the collection of French-serving restaurants and businesses near the French Consulate, the church and school of Notre Dame des Victoires on Bush Street. But apparently it’s been dubbed by some hotel marketing person as the “French Quarter.” Belden Alley and Claude Alley intersect with Bush Street, and each have some French cafes. On Bush/Grant Ave. is the Cafe de la Presse — a coffee house with French and international newspapers, and restaurant. There’s Cafe Claude on Claude and some other bistros. Plouf! is an excellent mussel house on Belden…”

All right, keep on Binging, Microsoft.

Twitterloin Update: Adieu Big Boy Market – More Uncritical Source Greasing from CW Nevius – La Muerte del Niño Grande

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Here’s a statement about the northern Twitterloin from CW Nevius inTenderloin nonprofits vs. bad apple corner stores:

“He hired a security guard and installed lights and cameras, but he and the people at the neighborhood’s other service agencies know where the real problems originate — the handful of lawless corner stores.

So, the “real problems” of the Tenderloin originate from a handful of lawless corner stores?

Uh, nope!

The test will be when the handful of corner stores get shut down and then the New Day doesn’t dawn, of course.

(One supposes that Nevius needs to “add drama” in order to justify his high-salary, low-effort gig.)

Now obvs, if SFGov is sufficiently motivated, it can “dramatically” change the character of a high-crime corner or a block pretty much at will. (Like at Jones and Market, the former open-air, stolen iPhone Apple store in front of the check-cashing place. Post an officer not just for one shift, but for all shifts and then people will get the message to move on.) But I’m skeptical of SFGov doing much more than that, of it “bringing a new day” to the TL. I heard the same type of thing when I lived in the area, back before Nevius white-flighted to The Creek in the East Bay, and periodically I keep hearing the same-old-same-old from some of the bad apple service agencies that Nevius is in communication with. (You know, like the one with the chief exec who sometimes threatens to sue and almost always belittles The Neviusese’s employer, for instance.)

Naive newcomer Nevius is far more optimistic than I on this score.

In any event, if SFGov can shut down an individual store and CW Nevius wants to cheerlead from his empty nest condo in SoSoMA, that’s fine. But it’ll be a long wait for a “new day” in the TL.

Oh well.

Background: The Big Boy Market at 180 Golden Gate is no more as of 2014.

And here’s a shot I took, from 2011 – it seemed to piss off the people hanging about. (Everything’s filtered ‘cept for the DRUG-FREE SCHOOL ZONE (or should it have been SCHOOL-FREE DRUG ZONE?) sign:

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Hey Nevius, why don’t you spend a Night in the Twitterloin ala this guy? You know, have a hat cam on, or have a drone hovering overhead to record your interactions. Or, just keep on doing the same old, waiting for Randy Shaw to email you with his latest Crusade, that kind of thing. I suppose you get paid the same either way…

‘Til next time, Niño Grande.

The death of a giant baby
Well, it happens a lot ’round here
And if you think peace is a common goal
That goes to show how little you know
The death of a giant baby
Well, I’d rather not get involved
I never talk to my neighbor
I’d rather not get involved
Love, peace and harmony?
Love, peace and harmony?
Oh, very nice, very nice, very nice, very nice
But maybe in the next world

Excuse Me, Officer? Our Mercedes Benz is Parked in Your Twitterloin Crime Scene – Could You Move Your Cruiser For Us?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

You know, just a skosh? ‘Cause the brunch line at farmerbrown is just too long for us today – we need to motor.

Gathering evidence at a crime scene in Mayor Ed Lee’s Twitterloin Open-Air Halfway House and Stolen IPhone Emporium:

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There was yellow tape all over the place, two scenes on Market and two on Turk. At first I thought it could have been a MDK, but I never heard anything about it…

The Fantasies of Randy Shaw – Why Does His Non-Profit Have a $90 Million Budget? Is the Twitterloin Now Affordable?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Here’s the promise, from Randy Shaw‘s “Uptown Tenderloin” initiative:

The neighborhood is now being transformed into an exciting and desirable area where restaurants, theaters and other small businesses prosper, and low-income people of diverse ethnicities can still afford to live.”

And here’s the reality:

Mind you, these are studios in the high-crime Tenderloin area.

Does anyone think that “low-income people” of any ethnicity can “still afford to live” in the Tenderloin?

An Illustrated Guide to the YouTube Viral Video “When trannys attack! Tenderloin craziness!” – What’s Marke B’s Deal?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Not sure what Marke Bieschke’s deal is here.

‘Cause this is an arresting video, trannies or no. (Oh let’s run a search here – only 1600 hits on Google when you look for the words Marke and tranny in the same article at SFBG.com? Mmmm…)

But let’s take a look at the video, d’accord? D’accord.

Five foot nothing, barefoot, and wearing white PJ’s in Randy Shaw’s corrupt greater Uptown Tenderloin Twitterloin area – she has the fight in her but she lacks the stuff she needs, you know, like reach:

So she spent most of this squabble caught by her hair, oh well:

Well, at least he didn’t Break My Window to get the purse out of this aging BMW:

After you see your gf’s purse disappear into Randy Shaw’s corrupt Uptown Tenderloin, all you can do is point as the perp flees. (Is that a moose tattoo on his now naked torso?)

The purse snatching definitely led to a brief cessation of hostilities:

And the, in the end, a swift sucker punch, you know, to say good-bye:

Just Another Day in Randy Shaw’s “Uptown Tenderloin” in the Twitterloin – Video: “When trannys attack! Tenderloin craziness!”

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The dreams of Randy Shaw:

By the summer of 2008, going “uptown” in San Francisco will mean heading to the Tenderloin

Now here’s the reality of the winter of 2013, with two people going “uptown” on each other, via Bluoz:

Oh Randy, will you ever win, you know, with the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars given to you over the years?

Stand and Deliver: A 30-Second Ricky Ricardo-Style Fusillade En Espanol Late Night in the Corrupt Twitterloin

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Or Portuguese, one or the other.

The dude who was sauntering away made it about 100 feet before giving in to the urge to glance back:

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So it goes in Randy Shaw’s “Uptown” Tenderloin / Corrupt Twitterloin area.

Mid-Market Renaissance: INSANE CLOWN POSSE, CRAZY HORSE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As seen in 2011:

 

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And after your visit to one of these establishments, feel free to buy a stolen iPhone from a friendly gentleman on the corner. Cash only, please.

And then at end of your night, ride home on a freshly stolen bike* you just bought for $20!

*As always, Bianchis Cost Extra, particularly ones with the firetruckish aqua green** paintjob. That’s the First Rule of Mid Market.

** Where I’m from, firetrucks were shades of green,  for some reason…

Is There a Big “Run Ed Run” Rally for Mayor Ed Lee Scheduled for the Steps of City Hall This Monday, August 1, 2011?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

[UPDATE 8-1-2011: As expected, the very same post that got put up and taken down Saturday AM, is now back in all its glory. How does little old Randy Shaw know way in advance when rallies will take place and how “large” they will be? Hey, is Randy Shaw a journalist? Okay, hold that thought. Now, is Willie Brown a journalist? Is your answer the same for both questions? Does Truth dance, does Truth sing?]

Sure looks as if a big “Run Ed Run” Rally for Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled for the steps of City Hall on Monday, August 1, 2011 at noon.

This is news to me, or at least it was until today’s BeyondChron post got taken down.

Seems as if City-subsidized “journalist” Randy Shaw jumped the gun this AM:

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Oops.

TL Update: Is Leavenworth and Golden Gate a “Drug-Free School Zone” or a School-Free Drug Zone?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

The sign that you can see in front of the Big Boy Market (aka Niño Grande with the “e” in a different font, showing that it was forgotten about, initially) indicates the former, but my eyes, after witnessing zero schools and mad drug dealers shouting, “Five-oh, five-oh,” well my eyes say the latter.

But why don’t you drop by to say hi and then judge for yourself. After all, this part of the unreconstructed Uptown Tenderloin Crime District is rated a perfect 100 by Walk Score. It’s a Walker’s Paradise, they say. (But IRL, it’s not – you should totally stay out this part of the TL, IMO.)

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‘Til next time, Niño Grande.