Where Bombay Bazaar once stood on Valencia and 16th is now a big sheet of plywood with some psychedelic colorful posters. No word yet on what drugs go best with viewing these posters. If you happen to know that or anything about these, drop me a line.
Archive for October, 2011
You know that dumpster with trees growing out of it by the Chronicle building on 5th St? Turns out it’s actually supposed to be a mobile parklet. Seems like a dumpster filled with a garden is kind of a lazy man’s parklet. But then look at the sponsors: our local garbage hauling provider, Recology, is behind this. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?
Soon as I saw the “warning” in the cement, I immediately thought of Fight Club:
Tyler Durden: Did you know that if you mix equal parts of gasoline and frozen orange juice concentrate you can make napalm?
Narrator: No, I did not know that. Is that true?
Tyler Durden: That’s right. One could make all kinds of explosives using simple household items.
Spotted on the roof of the Art Institute on Chestnut St.
Adding to the city’s complex and draconian public curbside parking restrictions is a set of car-sharing-only spots. One of these new types of parking spots is located here in the Mission, outside El Toro on Valencia and 17th.
From now on this spot is reserved at all times for a specific City CarShare car, which is to be picked up and returned from that spot, or “pod” in car sharing lingo.
No word yet on how the city will enforce this, or what members renting the car are supposed to do if another car takes that space. Perhaps there’s a can of gasoline and a blowtorch in the back seat of the Prius to “take care” of these problems. Or maybe there’s the number for a towing company in the glove box. Either way.
Also of note: City CarShare has a new logo? The street sign is sporting a new look for the non-profit, which celebrates their 10th birthday on the 19th of this month. I’m thinking they jumped the gun and unveiled an updated logo a couple weeks early.