Mid-Market / Tenderloin

Photo shows Urban Alchemy's Tenderloin "Oasis" at Hyde and Turk

Urban Alchemy’s Tenderloin “Oasis”

Posted April 25, 2022 by

Building Community in the Tenderloin Last Thursday, Urban Alchemy (UA) unveiled its latest success: the transformation of a run-down parking lot at Turk and Hyde into what they call an urban “oasis.” A site long filled with drug dealers  now
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Photo shows Supervisors Safai, Haney, Peskin and Stefani

Who’s to Blame for SF’s “Nasty Streets”?

Posted March 21, 2022 by

Supervisors Challenge Mayor’s Failure When Mayor Breed announced  a Tenderloin police crackdown on drug dealers and then an Emergency Order for the neighborhood, the national media applauded. Stories focused on one theme—how the mayor was allegedly breaking from the city’s
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Photo shows dealers at Larkin and Turk.

The Gaslighting of the Tenderloin

Posted February 28, 2022 by

No Police Crackdown on Dealers, No Sense of “Emergency” “Police data from before and after the Tenderloin emergency shows arrests for drug-related crimes in the neighborhood are largely unchanged“—SF Chronicle February 25, 2022 Over two months ago, San Francisco Mayor
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New Murals Boost Tenderloin

Posted January 18, 2022 by

The Tenderloin’s Thriving Art Scene The Tenderloin’s efforts to end open drug dealing has overshadowed a far more positive development:  a growing art scene that has the Tenderloin second only to the Mission in the proliferation of murals. How did
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The Tenderloin’s Future

Posted January 4, 2022 by

Reasons for  Optimism The Tenderloin began 2020 poised for a major breakthrough. My January 7, 2020 story listed why, from the opening of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace and other new restaurants to new housing at 50 Jones and the ongoing
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