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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #750 on: May 19, 2015, 12:20:02 PM »

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #751 on: May 19, 2015, 12:21:23 PM »
I will never own property in San Francisco

http://sfist.com/2015/05/19/18th_street_duplex_sells_for_114_pe.php

A note on this: the supervisor for this district proposed a moratorium on new market rate housing in this neighborhood, because working-class families are being displaced. It's so absurd.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #752 on: May 20, 2015, 02:18:58 AM »
Serious question: why doesn't SF build some massive condo towers to house the hordes of boring tech people with money who want to live there?  This could retain some of what's left of the city's character (assuming they're tearing down warehouses rather than victorians to build them), reduce demand for older housing, and liven up the small timey skyline.  They really should have a chat with Vancover and Seattle about their more practical approaches to city planning.  It seems pretty obvious that severe housing supply contraints are to blame here.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #753 on: May 20, 2015, 06:40:03 AM »
Because they don't want to
Hyperbolic partisan duplicitous hypocrite

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #754 on: May 20, 2015, 07:21:21 AM »
Serious question: why doesn't SF build some massive condo towers to house the hordes of boring tech people with money who want to live there?  This could retain some of what's left of the city's character (assuming they're tearing down warehouses rather than victorians to build them), reduce demand for older housing, and liven up the small timey skyline.  They really should have a chat with Vancover and Seattle about their more practical approaches to city planning.  It seems pretty obvious that severe housing supply contraints are to blame here.
Like lib said...they don't what to. This project was replacing a parking lot and tennis courts, went to a vote, and got destroyed:

http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/8-Washington-condo-project-loses-big-in-S-F-4958982.php

There's also a project at honestly the shittiest intersection in the city that replaces a burger king that people are currently going apeshit over (and is a factor in the proposed moratorium):

http://abc7news.com/realestate/sf-activists-protest-monster-in-the-mission-project/544834

At the same time, the people against any new market rate housing recognize a supply problem because they also hate Airbnb for taking so much residential housing off the market. (And they actually have a point there)

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #755 on: May 20, 2015, 09:54:46 AM »
8 Washington doesn't look like the misplaced tower or "wall" that I'd imagined. Sort of reinforces the idea to me that people objected to it more on (perhaps misguided) principle than anything, which I'm totally fine with.

http://8washington.com/plan_overview.php

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #756 on: May 20, 2015, 11:20:53 AM »
chum1, I think you would enjoy the Vanishing SF facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Vanishingsf

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #757 on: May 20, 2015, 02:30:10 PM »
chum1, I think you would enjoy the Vanishing SF facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Vanishingsf

Lots of fascinating stuff there. I'm intrigued by the Mayor, the startup city, and whatever the hell is going on here:


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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #758 on: May 20, 2015, 02:32:36 PM »
chum1, I think you would enjoy the Vanishing SF facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Vanishingsf

Lots of fascinating stuff there. I'm intrigued by the Mayor, the startup city, and whatever the hell is going on here:


Ron Conway (the white guy) is a big airbnb investor that that site hates and the puppy is SF Mayor Ed Lee.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #759 on: May 20, 2015, 05:32:21 PM »
"Leap" transit has been pretty hilarious to follow. It was a pretty ridiculous concept where you ride on "fancy" buses on a single route between the Marina (the fratty neighborhood) to the Financial District. I'd see them from time-to-time and they were always empty.

They took out the ADA capabilities on their buses, got some crap from it in the media, and then got shut down:

http://sfist.com/2015/05/20/cease_and_desist_letter_brings_leap.php

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #763 on: May 27, 2015, 12:24:58 PM »
I read half of that article before I realized it was thirty years old

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #764 on: May 27, 2015, 04:12:46 PM »
http://www.upout.com/blog/san-francisco-3/5-castles-that-are-cheaper-than-an-apartment-in-san-francisco

it looks like the castle in the marche is just a restored watchtower.  the rest of the building is presumably unrestored.  still interesting for 800k euros.

that site has some other interesting properties listed.  thanks for the link.
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #765 on: May 27, 2015, 04:17:11 PM »
https://www.moulin.nl/en/realestate/idyllic-located-water-mill-and-guesthouse-for-sale-in-southern-champagne-border-burgundy_123517/

i like this one a fair bit.  but 865 seems a little steep.  it'd be perfect for benji.
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we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #766 on: May 27, 2015, 04:19:59 PM »
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #767 on: May 27, 2015, 04:45:24 PM »
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #768 on: May 28, 2015, 10:07:53 PM »
I read half of that article before I realized it was thirty years old

Ditto, I was on page 2 when I caught this quote and I realized something was off. "Lapping and his wife, a doctor, paid $145,000 for a two-bedroom home in what was a few years ago a blue-collar, Latino neighborhood, Noe Valley. Like most of the newer residents, both he and his wife work."



And how about this quote, just screams san fran (In my outsider midwest opinion)

"There should be some industries that employ blue-collar people," he said. "But at the same time, I worked awfully hard not be be blue collar."

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #769 on: June 08, 2015, 03:58:22 PM »
I adore articles like this:

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“People are buying Victorians and they are going super modern,” said Scott Bowles, former manager of San Francisco Victoriana, a supplier of building materials for restoring Victorian homes, which closed in April. “They are ruining the city.”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-tech-money-is-destroying-the-streets-of-san-francisco-2015-06-08

here's one of the destructions:

http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2015/04/21/queen_anne_torn_apart_by_flippers_slashes_605k_from_price.php

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #770 on: June 12, 2015, 02:16:41 PM »
I don't think michigancat looks at the Royals thread, so i'll put this here too. Go get this bad boy for next years FF!


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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #771 on: June 12, 2015, 02:19:49 PM »
I tried to get moustache socks for this year's ff but they were out when I got to the stadium. :frown:

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #772 on: June 12, 2015, 02:21:42 PM »
Oh, man.  :frown:

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Re: San Francisco things
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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #774 on: June 27, 2015, 11:41:24 AM »
I'm watching a recap of this on TV. When I was there, I ran by the swim course and saw people swimming in wetsuits. I thought they were crazy. The race seems awesome, though.