Mid-Market / Tenderloin

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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At the Crossroads of Turk and Taylor

Posted November 16, 2021 by

Editors Note: Susan Stryker uncovered the lost story of the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. It’s a landmark event in the history of transgender resistance to police oppression. But the building at 111 Taylor is now owned
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Tenderloin Families March for Safety

Posted November 9, 2021 by

Over 200 Residents Call for City Action Tenderloin families took to the streets last Saturday to protest the neighborhood’s out of control open drug dealing. The event was organized entirely by residents and reflected the Tenderloin’s broad racial and ethnic
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San Francisco Fails Equity Test in Tenderloin

Posted October 26, 2021 by

Unequal and Disparate Treatment in Progressive San Francisco San Francisco strives to promote equity. Yet only blocks from City Hall, San Francisco badly fails the equity test. The Tenderloin, a low-income, multi-racial, kid-filled neighborhood in a gentrified city, is unequally
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Can We End the Tenderloin As A Containment Zone?

Posted September 14, 2021 by

A Unified City Strategy is Needed Mayor London Breed gave a powerful speech last Thursday night denouncing drug dealing in the Tenderloin. Speaking at the 6th Anniversary Gala for the Tenderloin Museum,  Breed emphasized drug dealers’  terrible impact on Tenderloin
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Will Supervisors Back Tenderloin Housing Appeal?

Posted September 8, 2021 by

632 Bed Project Does Not Serve Neighborhood The San Francisco Board of Supervisors decides on September 28 whether to approve an ill-conceived housing development that the Tenderloin community universally opposes. The Board should reject the 316-unit, 632 bed project (with
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