We announced its return yesterday morning, and it survived a riot so that people could enjoy it in the riot’s aftermath, but now it is gone.
As Emily who took this photo says, “Fuck everything about the last twenty-four hours.” [link]
good to hear – that swing was gentrifying the tree
The swings in Lower Haight have survived for months. I guess we know which neighborhood is more swing-friendly.
Swingers don’t like the Mission!
Have you been to the swinger’s club adjacent to the abandoned lot near 21st?
there are tons and tons of swings here in the castro. it’s interesting that they’re all inside in rooms that tend to be lined with leather. you might want want to wipe it down before sitting in one. no reason.
seriously insane that anyone gives this much of a shit
“it survived a riot so that people could enjoy it in the riot’s aftermath, but now it is gone.”
its a swing
Swings are fun. Lighten up.
So’s getting kicked by some self-absorbed idiot while walking down the street. Oh, wait.
3-year-olds around the world are able to avoid getting hit by swings in playgrounds. Perhaps it’s not quite as much of a death trap as you imagine.
Except, you know, sidewalk =/= playground. There’s one or two differences. Also, adult =/= small child.
And losers like you need to grow up and stop pretending you’re 5 years old and like to play on swings.
Who is pretending?
Really bummed that it’s so hard to put up a simple swing. I found this little guy in its first incarnation a few months ago — I was waiting for a friend and was delighted to see a swing. I sat and kicked for a good half an hour, just listening to some music, and it was such a nice way to kill time. Finally I noticed a girl standing nearby, hands patiently clasped. It took a moment for that old playground etiquette to kick in: she wanted a turn! And I gladly hopped off and let her do her thing. It shouldn’t be so hard to install a little civic joy on our streets.
Dare, I like your take on this.
Maybe it would survive longer if pictures of it weren’t plastered all over the internet with its location. Just a thought.
How many homeless are passed by on the way to the swing?
69? 420? who knows…
I like you.
That’s the great thing about swings out in the public, the homeless people can use them, too!
It is very easy to be excluded from things that “everyone” is free to use.
The homeless here prefer public *mood* swings, thanks.
The blog so nice they named it twice. (And to be clear, it's mostly about the Mission.)