Mid-Market / Tenderloin

Hastings Board President Carin Fujisaki, David Seward, and Supervisor Jane Kim

Tenderloin Street Revival

Posted October 24, 2014 by

On October 23, a key phase of the Tenderloin-Little Saigon Transit Plan moved forward as construction began on the McAllister Streetscape project. Funded by the SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and Hastings College of the Law, the long two block
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1950's matchbook for Handlery's Hamilton hotel

Handlery’s Tenderloin Legacy

Posted October 8, 2014 by

If you listen to Giants baseball games on the radio, you are familiar with the voice of Jon Handlery and his advertisements for his Handlery Union Square Hotel. But what I did not know until recently is that family scion
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The Tenderloin at Night

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Last week, I and 22 others walked the Tenderloin from 8-10pm to survey locations for new streetlights. It was an illuminating experience. It wasn’t news that the Tenderloin is so poorly lit—-a class at Hastings Law School conducted a lighting
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Tenderloin kids enjoying the safety of National Night Out

Why Isn’t Every Night a National Night Out?

Posted August 7, 2014 by

On Tuesday night, millions across America “took back their streets” through public activities associated with National Night Out. According to the program’s national director, “while the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night
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This will soon be the scene in UN Plaza

A Night Market for UN Plaza

Posted August 4, 2014 by

A new, bold idea is moving forward for long troubled UN Plaza: A Friday Night Market. Initiated by the SF Department of Public Works and the Market Street Association, the planned market has partnered with Ansanelli Productions, which runs the
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Fans crowd Civic Center Plaza for World Cup

Reviving SF’s Civic Center Plaza

Posted July 21, 2014 by

For all the talk about a “housing balance,” San Francisco’s real balancing act involves increasing housing and open space at the same time. And the most cost effective way to expand open space is to revive underutilized land the city
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