Posts tagged San Francisco
New Zealand Herald Spotlights the Tenderloin

Recently the New Zealand Herald wrote an article about the Tenderloin, and how its been able to largely withstand many of the gentrification issues that have faced the City at-large. The article highlights some of the challenges as well as some of the unique qualities that make the Tenderloin a beautiful place. There’s are also quotes in there from Del Seymour of Code Tenderloin and TLCBD’s Director of Communications, Fernando Pujals.

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Queer artist tells stories of Tenderloin residents [Bay Area Reporter]

Dozens of vividly colored posters are now viewable in Muni bus shelters on Market Street between the Embarcadero and Eighth Street as part of the San Francisco Arts Commission's first Market Street Poster Series of the year. Collectively titled "On Whose Shoulders," these posters, unveiled last month, were created by artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo to tell the stories of communities impacted by change along Market Street. Read more via Bay Area Reporter.

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CounterPulse launches new window displays of work by Tenderloin artists [Hoodline]

Local theater company CounterPulse has been a strong supporter of Tenderloin artists, letting neighbors borrow their work for free through an art lending library. Now, the group is expanding into exhibiting artists' work, with new displays in the windows of 350 Jones St. showcasing pieces created by people in the neighborhood. (The building itself is home to the Homeless Storage Facility, a nonprofit that provides space for houseless neighbors to store their clothes and other non-perishable items.) Read more via Hoodline here.

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Ramen Specials Take Over Swanky Tenderloin Restaurant [Eater SF]

The Tenderloin’s upscale cocktail bar and restaurant The Saratoga is hosting a series of ramen specials, starting this Wednesday, January 23. The Saratoga’s chef Francisco Baca will keep the ramen vibes going with a new ramen special every Wednesday night through February 13.

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New SF Supervisor Matt Haney sees City Hall ‘conspiracy’ against District 6 [SF Chronicle]

Just a couple days after his swearing in ceremony, Matt Haney was featured on the SF Chronicle's City Insider podcast with columnist Heather Knight. Supervisor Haney had strong statements advocating for equitable treatment, response, and resources for the Tenderloin and San Francisco. Don't miss this article and podcast via SF Chronicle.

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Fried chicken chain named 'America’s best' makes Tenderloin debut [Hoodline]

Fried chicken fanatics, be advised: cult chicken chain Krispy Krunchy Chicken has opened a new Tenderloin outpost, in a rare standalone storefront near the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth streets. Read more via Hoodline here.

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SPUR (SF Bay Area's Planning and Urban Research Association) Give Tour of "A Changing Mid-Market"

Changes and big moves have long been anticipated along Mid-Market and in the Tenderloin. A handful of projects have now been completed, and still more major developments are underway. Take a peek at some of these transformational investments with SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. Tour the neighborhood and learn more from those involved in this transformations, including TLCBD’s Executive Director, Simon Bertrang. Click here for more information.

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Women's March San Francisco 2019 March and Rally (Jan 19)

Save the date for the Women's March San Francisco 2019. The march and rally, co-hosted by Planned Parenthood Northern California, will take place on Saturday January 19 at Civic Center Plaza SF at 11:30 AM. This year's theme is #TruthToPower and celebrating the #WomensWave. Visit the Women’s March website for more details on volunteering or additional info on the march and rally.

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Proper Hotel Unveils Striking New Corner Cafe [Eater SF]

The third and final opening within Mid-Market’s flashy Proper Hotel is almost here: La Bande, a European-inspired cafe, which opened Monday, January 7. La Bande brings breakfast and lunch fare to the nearly 100-year-old, historic flatiron building at 1100 Market Street. Between the cozy interior and a heated patio, La Bande seats 35 people.. Read more via Eater SF here.

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A tale of redemption: James Lowe’s graphic novels draw on his harsh life experiences [SF Chronicle]

James Lowe hadn’t drawn in more than 25 years when he picked up the pencil. He’d been trying to quit drinking and doing drugs, and his mom had just died. He needed an outlet for his restless, destructive energy. And so, “A Tenderloin Tale” was born. Lowe’s first published graphic novel is a semi-autobiographical story about a man living in the grittiest of San Francisco’s neighborhoods while struggling with drug addiction. Read the story in full via SF Chronicle.

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SF Neon Walking Tour Tender-Nob (January 12)

From the gritty to the sublime, zig zag through the historic corridors of Ellis, O'Farrell, Geary, Post, Sutter, and Bush Streets. As twilight falls, theses neon signs illuminate local landmarks, classic hotels, and famous movie locations. Meet at Mack's Valet Cleaners on Post Street near Taylor. More details here.

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Who Are San Francisco’s Most Generous Citizens? [NY Times]

The New York Times created an illustrated article highlighting some of San Francisco’s most generous citizens—the staff at GLIDE. Glide serves 2,000 meals a day and is a vital part of the Tenderloin. Check out the special feature on the New York Times.

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San Francisco agency providing housing, supportive services to help get people off the streets [ABC 7]

ABC 7 reached out the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) to explore the pressing issue of, “How do you get homeless people off the streets?” TNDC says it's all about providing housing with supportive services. It's a successful model that could be a pilot for the nation. Watch the segment on ABC 7.

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Bourbon & Branch Team Quietly Opens New Tiki Bar [Eater SF]

Thatched roofs, skulls, and loads of rum cocktails have made their way to the Tenderloin: Zombie Village, the latest bar from the Future Bars group, is now open. Zombie Village lands at 441 Jones Street, which previously held Future Bars’ American-themed Tradition. This is the second tiki bar for the group, which debuted Pagan Idol in 2016, and previously opened Bourbon & Branch, Local Edition, and Rickhouse. Read more via Eater SF here.

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Journeys of Discovery: Longtime SF Chronicle travel editor explores his hometown [NPR]

Spud Hilton served as the San Francisco Chronicle’s travel editor for past nine years. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Hilton as he talks about experiencing the legendary Tenderloin District. Listen to the podcast episode on NPR’s Journey of Discovery.

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SF Eats: Paper Rooster taking TL's Chairman space, poke bowls coming to the Richmond, more [Hoodline]

It's been four months since popular food truck The Chairman (formerly known as Chairman Bao) shuttered its Tenderloin brick-and-mortar location, after just three years in operation. But a new kid in town, called Paper Rooster, is aiming to take over where the Chairman left off. According to its website, it's a sandwich and snack shop offering its own take on "popular Chinese flavors in classic American form." Read more on Hoodline here.

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Score locally made gifts at these 6 Tenderloin holiday shopping events [Hoodline]

If you're looking for homegrown gifts this holiday season, the Tenderloin and Civic Center are offering a host of holiday markets, all featuring shopping opportunities from local artists and vendors. Here's a roundup of all the events, including Fleet Wood’s holiday open house on December 20.  Read more on Hoodline here.

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Tenderloin residents march to City Hall to vote [SF Gate]

A group of Tenderloin residents marched to San Francisco City Hall Saturday to cast their ballots in an event hosted by Skywatchers and GLIDE's Leadership Academy. Read more here. Also, make your voice heard and get out and vote! City Hall is open for voters now. The City Hall Voting Center is open, Monday-Friday (8am-5pm), Saturday and Sunday, two weekends before Election Day (10am-4pm), and on Tuesday, Election Day, 7am-8pm.

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