On Monday, September 23 (11-1pm) head to 180 Turk Street (Turk & Jones) for doggies treats for your dog, and donuts and coffees for their humans. There will also be a ‘Cutest Dog’ Contest and raffle! Organized by Tenderloin People’s Congress (TPC).
On Friday September 13th, Tenderloin residents and community based organizations rallied together to shut down the intersection of Golden Gate and Leavenworth Streets, demanding swift action to prevent any more traffic violence in the neighborhood. Read more about the demonstration, community demands, and what’s being done at the links below.
Bold Italic’s recent roundup of San Francisco pool hangouts includes Phoenix Hotel, which is of no surprise to anyone who’s been there before! Be sure to head there on Tuesday, October 15th for the 27th Annual TNDC Pool Toss which serves as their key fundraiser for the Tenderloin After-School program. Read the full article here.
“Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable halal restaurants around San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.” We were happy to see Z Zoul Cafe, a family-run Tenderloin go-to for Sudanese cuisine on the list.
The second Tenderloin event of the Sunday Streets season took place on Sunday, September 8, with multiple community activations taking place throughout the neighborhood. While it may have been a bit difficult to hit all the activity hotspots without a bike or wheeled mode of transportation, it looks like fun was had by all. This fall’s event also marked the inaugural Getting There Together Celebration at the Civic Center, which took place in conjunction with Sunday Streets.
On Sunday, September 22, 2019,GLIDE invites you to a Community Celebration on the occasion of Rev. Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday! Reverend Cecil Williams is GLIDE’s legendary co-founder and Minister of Liberation for over 50 years. Join the Sunday Celebration at 9:00 and 11:00 am at GLIDE Church followed by a community party from 12:30 until 3:00 pm at Boeddeker Park.
A small group, made up mostly of prosecutors and police officers, was challenged to expand their empathy through an extraordinary immersion course in the Tenderloin. The writer was invited to witness them going through this process and joined them in experiencing life on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Read more via the LA Times.
On September 11, La Cocina hosted an evening event celebrating the progress that’s been made with their “most ambitious project yet” — the creation of the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace at 101 Hyde (at Golden Gate Ave). You can track the project’s progress and also donate to creating the country’s first women-led food hall here.
As part of a pilot program, there are currently three 24-hour pit stops have been put into service in the City, including one in the Tenderloin in front of Boeddeker Park. The decision to keep these toilets will be largely based on if they are being used and worth the cost to have 24-hour coverage. Neighbors, here is a link to a printable flyer to help spread the word!
Here are some photos from September’s Four Corner Friday event. Four Corner Friday is a monthly community-wide activation that takes place each first Friday of the month. SImply come outside and meet some neighbors! The next Four Corner Friday will take place on Friday, October 4th. If you’re a local group who’d like to register and/or pick up goodies to giveaway at the next event (including passports for the raffle), please check out this page.
Here’s a look at the August 2019 Clean Team stats, including 25,445 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. 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'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.
On behalf of the TLCBD Board and Staff, a special thanks to everyone who made it out to the latest Tenderloin Talk LIVE event and Appreciation Party. This was a moment to celebrate CONNECTION (one of the TLCBD core values!) as well as the the past fifteen years, the upcoming fifteen years—and the community that's made this all possible! Thank you!
Tenderloin Pride where LGBTQQII Comes Alive will celebrate our 2nd Annual Gala on September 7th 2019 at the Tenderloin Museum, followed by a Block Party at Vicki Mar Lane (100 Block of Turk Street) on September 8th. Join the celebration, with discussions on wonderful LGBT history of the Tenderloin area with local activists, entertainment, and more!
Earlier this year, Scoot, a San Francisco-based subsidiary of Bird, restricted parking in Chinatown and the Tenderloin, a neighborhood with a significant homeless population. It said the decision resulted from narrow sidewalks, and concerns raised by the local community groups. Groups were divided over a ban. Fernando Pujals, spokesperson for the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, said he reached out to Scoot about crowded sidewalk concerns, but didn't want a ban... Read the article via Local 10 News.
Neighborhood business groups throughout San Francisco are getting on board with a new model for fighting crime that updates the idea of neighborhood watch. Read the article via the SF Business Times or via the PDF of the article.
Alongside this week’s Sunday Streets Tenderloin, the inaugural ‘Getting There Together’ event is taking place! This is a citywide celebration of San Francisco seniors and adults with disabilities. There is a full schedule of events taking place at Civic Center (Fulton/Larkin). And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Sunday Streets route, the TLCBD crew will be out front of the office at 512 Ellis (cross street Leavenworth).
On October 2, 2019, thousands of kids at schools across San Francisco will walk, scoot, and bicycle to school as part of International Walk & Roll to School Day. Walk & Roll to School Day is lead by Walk SF and open to all San Francisco public and private schools.
You might never take your laptop computer for granted again if it was a key for getting you off the street. Representatives from Facebook stepped up to help a non-profit called Code Tenderloin replace laptop computers that were stolen earlier this summer. Many of the students are homeless when they enter the Code Tenderloin program, which teaches them to write computer code and use other tech skills. Find out more via ABC 7.
August 31, 2019 was the inaugural TL Block Safety Day event! From Boeddeker Park the group embarked on a walking tour with Block Safety Group leaders speaking along the route, and ending with a lunch back at the park. Want to connect with your Block Safety Group? Email us: email@example.com
Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From the Fringe Festival to art openings, here’s what’s happening this September!
In August, students headed back to school and the Safe Passage program ramped up to accommodate the students. We also had the pleasure of celebrating birthdays with Corner Captains King John and Richard, and SEVEN years of service with Stephen Tennis! If you're inspired to support Safe Passage, please contact us to volunteer!
The Clean Team is on duty 361 days a year and are getting a well-deserved day off this Monday, Labor Day! For immediate concerns or large bulk items, call 311. All calls and texts received promptly when the the Clean Team Hotline (415-385-5490) will be addressed as soon as the team returns.
U.S. Attorney David Anderson has started an effort to crackdown on drug trafficking in the Tenderloin. In his press conference, he adds that the enforcement initiative by more than 15 federal agencies focused on high-level drug dealing, fraud, identity theft and firearms. Read more via USA Today.
There’s a visually striking addition to the ever-troubled Tenderloin — a nine-story structure clad in colorful brick that holds 113 apartments for low-income residents, plus a pair of community-oriented retail spaces. Too bad it took 11 years to summon the newcomer into existence… Here’s the article by SF Chronicle’s urban design critic, John King.
Join with neighbors for the next installment of car-free streets in the Tenderloin. Happening Sunday, September 8th, one mile of road in and around the Tenderloin becomes car free making way for community fun. Come on by our office at 512 Ellis Street and connect with us. Click here for more info about the event.
Developers plan to kick off construction on 240 microunit apartments in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood. The idea behind the project is to create cost-efficient homes for low-income renters and those who fall into the "missing middle" — workers who don't qualify for subsidized housing, but also struggle to pay market-rate rents. Read more via SF Business Times.
Here’s a look at the July 2019 Clean Team stats, including 29,750 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. 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'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.
On August 6th, National Night Out took place at Boeddeker Park. The evening was full of fun for the whole family and made possible through the collaborative efforts of many local organizations, including the Tenderloin Police, and TLCBD Safe Passage.
Our next quarterly Tenderloin Talk LIVE event is doubling as an Assessment Renewal Appreciation Party! Join us on Wednesday, August 28th at PianoFight, as we take a moment to celebrate the past fifteen years, the upcoming fifteen years—and the community that's made this all possible! RSVP encouraged.