Angry over the upscale transformation of formerly working-class Brooklyn neighborhoods like Park Slope and Williamsburg? Kay Hymowitz argues that rather than bemoan Brooklyn’s gentrification we should applaud it. In her new book, The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring Read More »
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As Supervisors Kim and Peskin debate Mayor Lee over the best way to increase San Francisco’s affordable housing requirements, all agree that market rate housing propels the development of affordable units. It turns out that the real battle around housing Read More »
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A political earthquake just hit San Francisco when, amid much controversy, plans for construction of 331 high-end rentals and deluxe condos in the heart of San Francisco’s working-class Mission District collapsed.
Designed for the busy neighborhood transportation hub of 16th Read More »
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Last week’s fatal Mission District fire displaced dozens of tenants. It should finally motivate the SF Board of Supervisors to do for apartments what it did in 2002 to stop SRO fires: require sprinklers inside living areas.
The Mission fire Read More »