Mid-Market / Tenderloin

Is the Tenderloin “Slowly Gentrifying”?

Posted March 6, 2018 by

In her otherwise solid story on a San Francisco start-up attracting working people to live in SROs, New York Times reporter Nellie Bowles stated that the Tenderloin is “slowly gentrifying.” Curiously, she made that statement while interviewing someone on a
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World Premier: The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot

Posted February 8, 2018 by

The 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riot is now recognized as a landmark in the LGBT movement. It’s occurrence in San Francisco’s Tenderloin was no mere coincidence; the Tenderloin neighborhood launched the city’s LGBT movement before its geographic center moved on to
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Anger over Police Failing Tenderloin

Posted January 11, 2018 by

My January 9 story, “How Police Fail the Tenderloin,” struck a nerve with those living and working in the neighborhood.  Some of the responses were so compelling that they are assembled below as a follow up to the story.  Here
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How Police Fail the Tenderloin

Posted January 9, 2018 by

My Sunday San Francisco Chronicle article on the Tenderloin  described how the police department’s failure to stop open drug dealing holds the neighborhood back. Statistics from the city’s website shows the situation is even worse than I thought. From October
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Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Posted December 19, 2017 by

I predicted in a January 5, 2017 article that San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood would take “major steps toward revitalization” in 2017. I was wrong. I was also wrong about anticipated progress for portions of Mid-Market bordering the Tenderloin. It’s no
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Arts, Culture Thriving in SF’s Tenderloin

Posted November 9, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

Discovering the Tenderloin’s Independent Arts Scene Starting at the corner of Taylor and Eddy streets, it’s hard to walk more than 100 feet in any direction without running into a performing arts venue. Two blocks away, SHN Orpheum Theater hosts
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