Haight Street

25 Aug 2017

Police Apply Sit/Lie law to Sitar Player Saying He Can Only Play Standing Up

Guest post and photos by Lara Hannawi Indian melodies form the soundtrack of a Haight Ashbury color explosion. David Scott, Davey for everyone he meets, wearing a brightly colored cape and matching dyed hair is playing sitar in front of the Evolutionary Rainbow mural on the corner of Haight and

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
05 Dec 2014

The City That Was: Insider Jokes at the Aub Zam Zam

 In The City That Was, Bohemian Archivist P Segal tells a weekly story of what you all missed: the days when artists, writers, musicians, and unemployed visionaries were playing hard in the city’s streets and paying the rent working part time. Every so often, to avoid sinking into annoying nostalgia, it’s great to

P Segal - Bohemian Archivist 0
02 Apr 2014

Parada 22: The Puerto Rican Pop-Up in The Mission

Parada 22 is a brick and mortar in the Upper Haight that neighbors its cousin, Cha Cha Cha. And cousins they are, literally, for Cha Cha Cha (and Boogaloos) is owned by restaurateur Philip Belber who is a cousin of Parada 22 owner, Gloria Pinette. For the last six months,

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11 Jul 2012

Tale of the Gutter: What Makes a Gutter Punk?

All this talk of gutter punks has been forcing me to question what exactly a gutter punk is. Upon reflection, I started to feel like an asshole for generalizing and stereotyping this certain sect of homeless. Upon investigating, I started to realize I didn’t even know how to identify a

Angela Zimmerman - Sit/Lie Surveyor 1
19 Mar 2012

BA of the Week: Promoter KC Turner

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. When I asked

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
01 Oct 2010

Get Your Gay On at Sunday's Castro Street Fair

The festival/street fair season is coming to an end, which is a shame considering the nice weather my iPhone weather thing tells me will be continuing into the next month.  You’ve pounded Jager bombs with some dudes at Bar None during the Union Street Festival, played the djembe with some

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
14 Apr 2010

Pour Back Some Microbrews on the Cheap at Magnolia's $3 Tuesdays

I just found out yesterday, that I’ve been missing out on Magnolia’s killer selection of house-brewed beers because I’d always assumed the place was too expensive for joe schmoe like me to just waltz in and have a beer. Not true! In fact, every Tuesday night Magnolia drops the price

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 0