by Shayan Saalabi As I hurtled toward my college graduation earlier this year, I became consumed by a ceaseless anxiety. I would no longer be a “student” (an English major, no less, floating without aim from semester to semester) but a part of “the workforce.” You know, the unemployed part
Upon first seeing ‘LAUNDRÉ’ opening on Mission st a couple of years ago, I have to admit I was confused. First by what language the name “LAUNDRÉ’ is supposed to be in. It’s not Spanish or English, it kind of sounds French but it’s not…the owner’s name is ‘Arianna Roviello’,
Guest post by Abraham Woodliff found of Bay Area Memes When the word ‘gentrification’ comes up in conversation, what cities first come to mind? San Francisco? Well, yeah. Modern-day San Francisco might as well be considered a living monument to the ills of gentrification and housing-policy gridlock. What about Oakland?
Oakland’s historic artists enclave Vulcan Lofts has been an enormously influential springboard for the Bay Area arts community for more than 30 years. But more than 200 working-class artists are facing eviction, as the giant Fruitvale district live-work space has been placed on the market for a staggering $16.25 million,
I was just sent the following information about a new development that is supposed to be going into Hunters Point. It appears that they aren’t playing very nicely and are a threat to Archimedes Banya and Hunters Point in general. Archimedes Banya is a Russian bathhouse that has been around since 2011.
Guest post by LeRon L. Barton The story of San Francisco today can be summed up in three words: Housing, Displacement, and Gentrification. The removal of people from their homes, the loss of local business, the reimaging of neighborhoods, and the destruction of community is the number one issue with
Look at these side-by-side pictures of what San Francisco looked like just ten years ago compared to now. Google Maps provides Street View images dating back to the 2007-08 Great Recession and financial crisis, so we we dug up some not-even-that-old photos to compare how San Francisco looked in the