Mid-Market / Tenderloin


Black Cat Restaurant, Bar Opens Today!

Posted July 28, 2016 by

The Black Cat opens at 400 Eddy Street today, bringing back the ambience of the original Black Cat closed down by the city’s elite 100 years ago. I earlier described the Black Cat’s past and recent history and Mayor Lee’s
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Restored historic mural on side of Warfield Hotel, Turk and Taylor

1980 Letter Reveals Tenderloin’s Other Side

Posted July 19, 2016 by

I recently came across a Letter to the Editor I wrote published in the San Francisco Examiner on September 3, 1980: Tenderloin’s other side Dexter Waugh’s otherwise excellent article on children in the Tenderloin spoke of the “many myths” about
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The Tenderloin Museum Celebrates Anniversary

Posted July 14, 2016 by

On July 16th, the Tenderloin Museum celebrates its one year anniversary with a free event with arts, music and cultural programming from 1pm-8pm. It’s been quite a year. Last December the UK-based Guardian honored the Tenderloin Museum as one of
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Opening of Mercy Housing's senior housing above St. Anthony's is part of the Tenderloin's ever expanding nonprofit owned housing supply

Tenderloin Bucks SF Eviction Trends

Posted June 23, 2016 by

According to new Rent Board statistics, roughly 40% of all San Francisco eviction notices since 2012 involve no-fault evictions. These numbers reflect both the wave of Ellis Act and Owner Move-In evictions displacing longterm residents and increased attempts to get
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TNDC Celebrates 35 Years

Posted June 16, 2016 by

On June 16, 1981, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Company (TNDC) was born. I was there before that birth when Bruno Hicks and other Franciscan Friars owned and ran four Tenderloin buildings without formal nonprofit status. TNDC’s creation formalized a broader
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