Posts tagged Tenderloin San Francisco
KQED visits TLCBD Safe Passage, get to know some of the Neighborhood Heroes of our program

KQED recently visited TLCBD's Safe Passage, resulting in radio, print, and video stories documenting some of the diverse voices powering this important program. Get to know the people who’ve come to inspire us as Corner Captains, the residents who volunteer to make the Tenderloin a safer place for ALL.

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'Himalayan Pizza & Momo' Opens Today In The Tenderloin [Hoodline]

Himalayan Pizza and Momo, a new restaurant by the family behind Saffron Grillin Hayes Valley, opens today in the Tenderloin.

The Nepalese eatery at 288 Golden Gate Ave. (at Hyde) serves a wide variety of options, including pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, and salads. 

But its specialties are traditional Nepalese dishes like samosas, chicken and vegetarian masalas, and momo—steamed dumplings filled with meat and/or vegetables.

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Nonprofit Food Incubator La Cocina Envisions Major Tenderloin Food Hall [Eater SF]

Nonprofit food incubator La Cocina, which has helped women of color formalize or launch food businesses like Reem’s CaliforniaEl Buen ComerNyum Bai, and Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayasthrough its Mission District commercial kitchen, hopes to expand with a new 7,000 square foot food hall to be located in the Tenderloin. The project, which would be called La Cocina Municipal Market, is in its early stages, and would be undertaken as an interim use activation of the former post office site at 101 Hyde (at Golden Gate), a stopgap use of the vacant city-owned property which is set to become affordable housing.

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The Compton's Cafeteria Riot play has sold out, waitlist opens

The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot play produced by the Tenderloin Museum has sold out its entire run. But don’t toss your saltshakers just yet, word on the street is cast and crew are working together to add shows. Join the waitlist to be notified if/when tickets become available. To sign up, click here.

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Crochet Jam creator makes art a form of liberation [KALW]

Local public radio, KALW, recently sat down with one of our Turk Hyde Mini Park activators, Ramekon O’Arwisters, to discuss his life, Crochet Jam art practice, the power of listening, and freedom of expression. Check out his audio interview, which holds tremendous wisdom in 7 minutes and 45 seconds. Ramekon O’Arwisters' current show, Mending, is at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery until February 10th.

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Tenderloin Pride Shines Through Eighth Grade Poetry [SF Weekly]

SF Weekly has released their sixth neighborhood issue, focusing on the our beloved Tenderloin. Stories in the issue include a look at two small businesses and the rewards and challenges of operating in the neighborhood, essential places to dine (who did they miss?), Tenderloin demographics, an upcoming interactive play about the Compton's Cafeteria Riot produced by the Tenderloin Museum, and lastly the remarkable, uplifting and prideful poetry of the De Marillac students. SF Weekly shares what we've known all along, "that the Tenderloin is the friendliest neighborhood in San Francisco."

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Tenderloin has retained its character and low-income housing [SF Chronicle Opinion]

One of two Tenderloin opinion pieces solicited in SF Chronicle's January 4th issue. THC Executive Director Randy Shaw shares his view on the neighborhood's ability to retain its character while welcoming an unprecedented amount of economic development in recent years. While lauding the neighborhood's achievements, Shaw points to one thing holding it back from reaching its full potential.

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Neighborhood Hero: Officer Eric Robinson

From the moment TLCBD communications staff discussed regularly nominating heroes, Safe Passage Corner Captains put forth Officer Eric Robinson as a ‘must recognize’. Have a nomination for our neighborhood heroes column? Tell Fernando@tlcbd.org. Acts of beauty and courage are never too small, and at this time nominations of any kind are considered.

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Proper Hotel’s Villon a culinary oasis for Mid-Market

Villon, at the juncture of Market, Seventh and McAllister streets, is an oasis. Diners enter a lobby of the recently opened hotel with its modern, eclectic design by Kelly Wearstler, known for her personal and sometimes quirky looks. The restaurant, with its lounge spilling out into the lobby, has a jubilant vibe.

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Re-Read The Tenderloin Times, at the Tenderloin Museum [SF Weekly]

The Tenderloin Museum’s new exhibit, “Voice of the Central City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94,” is a bittersweet look at the little paper that could. Funded by Hospitality House and grant money, The Tenderloin Timeswas the right paper at the right time — staffed by idealists like Rob Watersand Sara Colm, who made sure that under-reported issues like homelessness were reported with the seriousness they deserved.

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The Times lives on at Tenderloin Museum [SF Chronicle]

SF Chronicle's Caile Millner visits the Tenderloin Museum for their current exhibit, Voice of the Central City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94, showcasing the incredible work of the former Pulitzer nominated neighborhood newspaper. Millner writes, "In many ways, that paper’s work is as relevant to San Francisco now as it was when it was being printed."

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Sept 7th Tenderloin Talk Live, Talk Back

During the September 7th event held at the Hamilton on O’Farrell Street, we actively engaged the community in Quality of Life issues affecting the neighborhood. Five staff members facilitated working groups comprised of approximately ten audience members each. Here's a report back on some of the ideas, themes, and action steps that emerged.

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TNDC's 25th Annual Pool Toss is October 11th, Impacting 240 TL Youth

By far the splashiest fundraiser of the year is back for its 25th edition. The #PoolToss is held at the historically rocking Phoenix Hotel with local leaders taking the plunge into the pool to raise funds in support of TNDC's Tenderloin After-School Program (#TASPkids) which impacts the lives of 240 youth every year.

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October 2nd, Community Meeting for Bubbles

With the help of Supervisor Jane Kim's office, the folks at RS94109 (835 Larkin St San Francisco) will host a community meeting on October 2nd, at 5:00pm to to get updates directly from the police and local elected officials about the murder of Bubbles and steps being taken to address the many challenges of the Tenderloin/Larkin Street Corridor.

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Tenderloin Art Wraps Installed! [Beyond Chron]

The installation of the artworks follows a lengthy community process where residents chose the final designs . . . The project was funded and sponsored by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, with additional funding from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and Shorenstein LLC.

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