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"People who actually work in the city, and I’m talking about normal people, like teachers and policeman and firemen and city workers and shop-owners—they can’t live here. 
They can’t live here because this place has been overrun by crazy money that’s being tossed around like sacks of bananas to people who are ‘solving’ shit that doesn’t solve any real problem for any real human being, except coming up with shit like $150 smoke detectors for rich people. And it’s turned what used to be a fucking magnificent city into a bedroom community for the Peninsula.”
—Mike Monteiro

"People who actually work in the city, and I’m talking about normal people, like teachers and policeman and firemen and city workers and shop-ownersthey can’t live here

They can’t live here because this place has been overrun by crazy money that’s being tossed around like sacks of bananas to people who are ‘solving’ shit that doesn’t solve any real problem for any real human being, except coming up with shit like $150 smoke detectors for rich people. And it’s turned what used to be a fucking magnificent city into a bedroom community for the Peninsula.”

Mike Monteiro

I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t on my mind.

I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t on my mind.

webuiltthiscity:

I really wanted to buy this but just couldn’t stomach paying 25 bucks for a canvas bag. At the new Whole Foods.

Shit is getting absurd in this town.

webuiltthiscity:

I really wanted to buy this but just couldn’t stomach paying 25 bucks for a canvas bag. At the new Whole Foods.

Shit is getting absurd in this town.

West Oakland is the epicenter of all these changes. Margaret Gordon, a longtime West Oakland community leader, said in her immediate neighborhood, every home from which an African-American family has moved out is now occupied by non-African Americans. “The new people are mostly white and Asian, groups of young people,” she said. “Only a few of the people moving in have families.” Another longtime West Oakland resident, Chantel Burrell, summed up the comments of many of her neighbors: “This is the new San Francisco.

mapnostic:

I created this map back in January. Good to see it getting some press! 
Important to note that neighborhood boundaries are not really a great way of representing the distribution of listing prices in San Francisco, which is why I developed an alternate method of displaying this type of data. Read more here. Fair market rent (FMR) is calculated at the 40th percentile of listing prices, which is strange in neighborhoods with a bimodal listing price distribution.

mapnostic:

I created this map back in January. Good to see it getting some press! 

Important to note that neighborhood boundaries are not really a great way of representing the distribution of listing prices in San Francisco, which is why I developed an alternate method of displaying this type of data. Read more here. Fair market rent (FMR) is calculated at the 40th percentile of listing prices, which is strange in neighborhoods with a bimodal listing price distribution.

tenderlife:

After serving the neighborhood dutifully for an eon, beloved, true neighborhood bar Nite Cap will be closing in mid-September. I heard rumblings of the possible closing a month or two ago, but it wasn’t a guarantee and I hoped something could be worked out. Not the case. Goodbye, Nite Cap. You were an institution. Fucking gentrification.

Godammit.

tenderlife:

After serving the neighborhood dutifully for an eon, beloved, true neighborhood bar Nite Cap will be closing in mid-September. I heard rumblings of the possible closing a month or two ago, but it wasn’t a guarantee and I hoped something could be worked out. Not the case. Goodbye, Nite Cap. You were an institution. Fucking gentrification.

Godammit.

tenderlife:

The SF Health Department is siding with those who want to see San Francisco lose its identity, with the classic, “if you can’t afford to be here, then get the fuck out of the city” attitude. Here’s the Tamale Lady just recently slinging tamales in the TL, where I think I speak for everyone when I say, “keep the hell out, health department!”
Word on the street is Frank Chu is having his signs confiscated by the planning department and buskers around the city are being required to submit a daily tax to the entertainment commission. Unconfirmed reports tell the Tenderlife that city supervisors are also taking a percentage of the money they are entitled to out of the cups of homeless beggars as they walk by them.
This just in: Whistling on your way to work will not require you to get a license from the city so long as you limit your audience to under 20 people who can reasonably hear you. We won, San Francisco! We won!

Perhaps you don’t speak for everyone?
Maybe an emotional attachment to a particular good or service shouldn’t preclude our Department of Public Health from doing its job, like protecting San Franciscans from food-bourne bacteria?
Maybe city supervisors also recognize that no one’s actually getting E. Coli or hepatitis A from that sweet local latina who sells overpriced tamales, and are working to find a solution?
Maybe health experts should prevent health problems. Maybe politicians should fix political problems. Maybe everyone is doing exactly what we pay them to do.
On the other hand, the issue has generated some top-notch local outrage porn, so there’s that.

tenderlife:

The SF Health Department is siding with those who want to see San Francisco lose its identity, with the classic, “if you can’t afford to be here, then get the fuck out of the city” attitude. Here’s the Tamale Lady just recently slinging tamales in the TL, where I think I speak for everyone when I say, “keep the hell out, health department!”

Word on the street is Frank Chu is having his signs confiscated by the planning department and buskers around the city are being required to submit a daily tax to the entertainment commission. Unconfirmed reports tell the Tenderlife that city supervisors are also taking a percentage of the money they are entitled to out of the cups of homeless beggars as they walk by them.

This just in: Whistling on your way to work will not require you to get a license from the city so long as you limit your audience to under 20 people who can reasonably hear you. We won, San Francisco! We won!

Perhaps you don’t speak for everyone?

Maybe an emotional attachment to a particular good or service shouldn’t preclude our Department of Public Health from doing its job, like protecting San Franciscans from food-bourne bacteria?

Maybe city supervisors also recognize that no one’s actually getting E. Coli or hepatitis A from that sweet local latina who sells overpriced tamales, and are working to find a solution?

Maybe health experts should prevent health problems. Maybe politicians should fix political problems. Maybe everyone is doing exactly what we pay them to do.

On the other hand, the issue has generated some top-notch local outrage porn, so there’s that.