Bartlett Street progress report

Remember when they first started talking about this possibility way back in 2012? Now we’re nearly there!

[via Urban Life Signs]

Valet parking for an open house event last night on Bryant Street

To be clear:

  1. This happened last night
  2. This is on Bryant between 21st and 22nd, in the heart of the Mission
  3. This is an open house, where a real estate agent shows the house to potential buyers
  4. There is a team of valet parking attendants out front, ready to park your BMW for you so you don’t have to

(Thanks to our neighbor Marc A. for the photos and reporting.)

A little part of Valencia goes to the Tenderloin

826 Valencia, to be precise. SF Weekly reports:

When a real estate broker told Tenderloin landlord Paul Boschetti that a nonprofit was interested in leasing his 172 Golden Gate Avenue property, he told the San Francisco Chronicle Thursday, Boschetti said, “No way. I’ve had it up to here with nonprofits.” But the landlord had a change of heart when he visited the original 826 Valencia. “When I saw what they were doing for the young people of the neighborhood, how much fun the kids were having, I immediately changed my mind,” Boschetti told the Chron. “If I was a kid I would like this kind of stuff myself.”

Aww. Read on for more of the story.

Taking the fight inside City Hall

A mob of our neighbors is inside City Hall right now trying to convince Mayor Lee that evictions are wrong.

Kudos, neighbors! Follow along at #MissionTakesCityHall

[Photos by Plaza 16 Coalition and The COH]

Holy cow did you know the Concourse Exhibition Center is fucking GONE?

It was there a minute ago!

Here’s what this view used to look like:

I was speculating with Luke Spray of Roll Over Easy last night as to what will probably be erected in its place. We’re thinking probably affordable housing and some kind of organic farm, probably.

Here’s what the main entrance looked like:

Now it is a pit.

I saw the Strokes there once.

A poem about life in SF lately

Local rapper Ticklefight penned this little jam about life in the city this week:

Week of Four 2wenty RAP-up

420 once again, GG Park a big pig pen

Drought gets worse, Jerry Brown’s got the purse

The Elbo and the Lex, what’s gonna be next

Van Ness Micky D’s re-rising high, 13 floors of yuppie french fries

Blue Bottle, Tartine, the hype machine gonna bust your spleen

Earth Day is here, and now it’s gone, same old tired recycled song


Search results for ‘elbo room bartender j mascis doppelganger’

Bummer dude.

[via Ticklefight]

Dolores Park progress report

Looking good, park!

Sub-Mission, one of the last remaining truly independent performance venues in probably the whole world, is in danger

Thanks to rent woes and new demands from their landlord, they’ve been forced to launch a GoFundMe campaign.

Capp Street Crap reports:

Txutxo Perez, one of the owners of the gallery and performance space between 17th and 18th Streets, said the landlord has agreed to a new 5-year lease with the condition that they first make the necessary upgrades themselves. Perez said he hoped to have started construction this month but now he doesn’t know when it will happen.

As of April 15, Sub-Mission’s rent will also go up by $3,000. The goal of the fundraising campaign is to raise enough money to help Sub-Mission get through at least until the end of April. But Perez said the situation will be dire if the project is at a standstill when May rolls around.

Read on for more story and photos.

Protestors blockade SFPD’s Mission Station on anniversary of Alex Nieto’s death

Mission Local reports:

Protesters have blocked traffic with street theater and chained themselves to Mission Police Station as part of an action against officer-involved shootings in the city and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The roughly 100 activists began arriving at about 7 a.m. to mark the one year anniversary of the police shooting of Alex Nieto. They were joined by Nieto’s parents and the youth rhythm and dance ensemble Loco Bloco.

10 of the protesters joined hands through tubing and chained themselves to the Valencia street exit of the Mission Station parking lot. Public Information Officer Albie Esparza said the action is not interfering with their ability to respond to calls for service with the vehicles they already have out and about. Esparza said the police do not currently have plans to take action against protesters and are simply monitoring their “First Amendment rights activity.”

Read on for more story and pics, and some video.