“When Nick mentioned he wanted a parklet for Mercury Cafe, we thought it was the perfect project to take on”
An Update on the Mercury Cafe Parklet [Hayeswire]

“One resident quoted in the article bemoans the fact that the rent on his five-room apartment had increased from $149 a month two years earlier to… brace yourself… $300.”
The Lower Haight of 1978 [Haighteration]

“Needless to say, members of the local merchants’ and neighborhood associations, with whom SFist spoke, are already sharpening their rainbow-painted pitchforks. “
New Male Strip Club Moving Into Diesel Store Space In The Castro? [SFist]

“I live in North Beach. We came here because there aren’t too many people and it’s a nice view”
Hills of San Francisco: Sutro Heights [Chron]

“Mortgages are complex and head-ache-worthy, though a bit of education goes a long way to alleviating the pain.”
What Exactly Is a Mortgage Payment? [Curbed]

“The Planning Commission isn’t actually going to vote on the new plan per se, but instead initiate amendments to the General Plan that will allow the Planning department to send out public notice for the subsequent action hearing”
Development Watch: CPMC Compromise Plan Takes Its First Tentative Steps [Curbed]

“Despite the space being small, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is lacking – the studio units include a full sink, combined washer/dryer, full refrigerator, full bath, flat screen TV and a two burner stovetop.”
A Look Inside San Francisco’s Micro-Apartments [KCBS]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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