” I understand it should be built and ready for kids seeking hours of joy by early July!”
Waterfront Playground Under Construction! [Rincon Hill]

“Over the last year, Forest City (creators of the 5M Project) has been working on a project to rebuild a 28 acre section of the eastern waterfront of SF – due east of the Dogpatch – called Pier 70. “
Pier 70 Open House [D10 Watch]

“If it’s one thing the neighborhood needs more of, it’s efforts to hold the CBD, the Merchants of Upper Market Castro and other stakeholders accountable.”
Mike Komar Launches Castro Accountability Site [Petrelis]

“On November 27, 1974 (which coincidentally is the same date that Harvey Milk was assassinated in 1978) Fred Rogers and David Manducca opened the Elephant Walk bar/restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Anderson’s Pharmacy at 500 Castro St .”
Flashback: the Elephant Walk [Castro Biscuit]

“The bunny is on the site of the former UC Berkeley Extension building, where the sculpture was only supposed to last a year while the building transitioned into development.”
Know Your Street Art: Untitled Bunnies, Corner of Haight & Laguna [Weekly]

“The project would require the construction of six groundwater well facilities in the western neighborhoods (two renovated existing irrigation well facilities and four new ones), as well as a pipeline distribution system. “
Development Watch: San Francisco Water System Looking for an Upgrade [Curbed]

“According to records on the Department of Building Inspection’s website, an October 2005 complaint was filed by a tenant stated there was no heat and that water leaks were throughout apartment, and it snowballed from there.”
Blight Watch: What’s Up With 1220 Church St? [Noe Valley]

“Unlike other rent maps that use averages to represent data, May’s map uses the median prices. A method more accurate than averages when working with rental prices, May said. Averages can be misleading because really high or really low numbers can skew an average, she added.”
SF rent resource puts SF State student on the map [Golden Gate X-Press]

“The 2,500-person community on two hills between Noe Valley and Glen Park also shows that such master-plan neighborhoods rarely turn out as people hoped – and that when the construction is complete, satisfied residents don’t really care what outsiders think.”
Diamond Heights: S.F.’s flawed jewel [Chron]

“as you navigate the four huge galleries and the exhibit-filled passages that connect them, the historic sense of place is squeezed and strained by institutional needs. There’s a culture clash going on, as if you were to walk inside the Ferry Building and find a row of food trucks.”
Exploratorium is impressive, if flawed [Chron]

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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