During the February 12, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting, District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney called for a hearing to address open air drug dealing in the Tenderloin, SOMA, Civic Center, and Mid-Market. The directive comes from the urgent need to re-evaluate the City’s current strategies for handling drug-related issues. Click to read the full statement.
On February 6, the 2019 NEN Awards took place at City Hall. This event has become the City’s official celebration of neighborhood heroes. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of the residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live.
On Tuesday, February 19, Del Seymour, the unofficial “Mayor of the Tenderloin,” and District 6 Supervisor, Matt Haney, will join in conversation about the future of the Tenderloin. As the Tenderloin remains the home to many of San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations, and in sharp contrast to the growing wealth seen in other parts of the City, its future is critical.
We wanted to share along the below message from the Cadillac Hotel’s Facebook page regarding the passing of Bob. Bob continues to inspire us in our work. A memorial is planned at the Cadillac Hotel on Friday February 15th, at 11am.
Here’s a look at the December Clean Team stats, including 27,338 pounds of trash collected. We encourage you to call or text the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns' or needles.
The Black Unity Partnership is hosting an event focused on history and healing in the Black community. Join the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) community organizing team and others as we celebrate Black History Month.
Eileen Richardson, founder of San Francisco Downtown Streets Team was recently featured on SF Chronicle. This program has helped many to find a way out of homelessness, and we’re proud to partner with this organization in the neighborhood. Read more via SF Chronicle.
Join the Tenderloin Museum for an exploration of the typography used on the matchbooks featured in their new book The Match Book: Vintage Matchbooks from San Francisco’s Tenderloin and The Matchbook Map Exhibit, with typography expert Shelley Gruendler. Randall Homan and Al Barna from San Francisco Neon will discuss neon signs associated with the historic businesses represented by the matchbooks. Thursday, Feb 21, 7-9pm. More info.
Join author Peter Field at the Tenderloin Museum for a public presentation at the release party for the book, “The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time.” Peter Field worked as a social worker with the homeless mentally ill in the San Francisco Bay Area and was recently interviewed in a round table conversation on NPR podcast series Journey of Discovery, alongside TLCBD’s Director of Communications.
At the Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C., SF Mayor London Breed spoke directly to a national audience about the City’s challenges—and specifically the Tenderloin . . . we hope that the recent local and national spotlight—including District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney’s recent interview with SF Chronicle—are signs that we are embarking on a path toward positive changes for the neighborhood. TLCBD is already working with community members and partners to align work in order to see a Tenderloin that thrives. Read on to learn more.
With the cost of living in San Francisco becoming increasingly out of control, the city is at risk of losing the storied transgender community that has long called the Tenderloin its home. Now San Francisco has created the nation's first official transgender cultural district to keep gentrification in check. Read and listen to the KQED segment with Honey Mahogany here.
SF Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF), the SF Recreation & Parks Department, and the SF Public Library will host a Pop-Up Summer Resource Fair at the Tenderloin Recreation Center on Thursday, February 21. The Pop-Up Fair will feature exhibitors that offer camps, classes, programs, and services for children and youth ages 3-18 who live in the Tenderloin community and across the City as a whole. Free to attend, register here.
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.
Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is offering fifteen $2,000 travel scholarships exclusively for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco students and residents. The Explore the World Scholarship is awarded to recipients who are looking to finance an international trip that also includes an educational or service component. Deadline is March 2.
Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.
On Tuesday, January 22, three City departments (the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the Planning Department) are holding a “Conversation on Housing and Community Development.” This is a chance for these departments to gather input from the public and to inform the development of six strategic plans.
Here’s a look at the December Clean Team stats, including 29,990 pounds of trash collected. We encourage you to call or text the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns' or needles.
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.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6 the 11TH Annual NEN Awards & Reception takes place at City Hall. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of residents and organizations that make our city an amazing place to live, work and visit. We’re also excited to see the Tenderloin, awarded “Comeback Neighborhood of the Year.”
Glide Presents an exciting, thought-provoking evening of documentary shorts, filmed and produced by local artists, that demonstrate the resilience and grace of the human spirit. Save the date! January 31st, 8 - 10pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On January 2nd, 97 new streetlights in the Tenderloin were recently installed as a push to make the neighborhood cleaner and safer. Mayor London Breed was joined by community leaders to unveil the newly installed streetlights in the Tenderloin District.
Exciting news! TLCBD Safe Passage is a finalist for the Zendrive’s #FundMyStreets community grant. Our road safety idea has been selected to win up to $50,000 to improve road safety in our local community. In order to be considered for the award, we need your support on Twitter. Click here to retweet the video.