Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53870
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6/25    I'm a newbie trying to learn SF neighborhoods, which seem to be
        a colloqial concept not written down anywhere. Is there a map like
        the following (but higher res) that looks like this?
           the only non pretensious map.
           \_ And hence totally useless for learning the traditional names
           \_ would it be pretentious to point out your spelling error?
        \_ enjoy
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Advertise for $199 This is for all those people that find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves. Inspired during a lunch conversation with @coderifous, @tmassing, @rmm5t, @EricStratton, and @methodvon.
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Alamo Square Alamo Square is a subset of the Western Addition neighborhood. Its boundaries are not well-defined, but are generally considered to be Webster Street on the east, Golden Gate Avenue on the north, Divisadero Street on the west, and Oak Street on the south. It is characterized by Victorian architecture that was left largely untouched by the urban renewal projects in other parts of the Western Addition. On a clear day, the Transamerica Pyramid building and the tops of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge can be seen from the park's center. San Francisco's City Hall can be seen directly down Fulton Street. A row of Victorian houses facing the park on Steiner Street, known as the painted ladies, are often shown in the foreground of panoramic pictures of the city's downtown area. The Anna E Waden Library, which is scheduled for major renovations and improvements, is located on Third Street and Revere, where the Neighborhood History Preservation Project is housed. Within a block or two of the library are three urban gardens and public art projects, developed entirely by residents, known as the Quesada Gardens Initiative (the Quesada Garden, Bridgeview Garden, and Latona Garden). The Bayview is known for its high crime rate, diverse population, warmer weather and community gardens. Bernal Heights, San Francisco, California Bernal Heights is a neighborhood perched on a hill in between the Mission district, the Bayview and the Portola district. The neighborhood is known for its community feeling and progressive vibe. The majority of the neighborhood is white, but there is a significant Latino and black populations in the area as well. edit China Heights China Heights is one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Francisco. Wedged between Chinatown and Nob Hill, China Heights is home to San Francisco's fourth busiest Cable Car stop (Washington and Powell) and home to the City's first playground made entirely from recycled materials. Randall Museum is located at the end of Museum Way, in Corona Heights Park. It is roughly bordered by Roosevelt Way to the north, Castro to the east, Clayton to the west, and Market to the south. Corona Heights is officially designated as part of District 5 (Central), subdistrict G, also known as neighborhood 5g, by the San Francisco Association of Realtors. Marina District on one side and Pacific Heights on the other. The land was used for cow grazing (as its name would imply) and a settlement for fishermen (the coast line was much closer to this area than it is now). The main shopping thoroughfare is Union Street, known for its restaurants, boutique shopping, health spas and wellness centers. edit Frederick Knob Frederick Knob is a residential neighborhood located between Cole Valley and Ashbury Heights. Upper Frederick Street runs directly through the center of Frederick Knob, between Clayton Street and Ashbury Street. Grand View Park is a park on a hill on the northern side of the neighborhood, and Golden Gate Heights Park is a park on a hill on the southern side of the neighborhood. Balboa Park Station is at the edge of the neighborhood on Geneva Avenue at I-280 toward San Jose Ave. The neighborhood is served by 3 Muni rail lines and several bus lines. The commercial center of the neighborhood runs along Ocean Avenue, which offers a range of shopping and dining institutions. oval-shaped Urbano Drive, which was once a horse race track. Ingleside Racetrack was opened on November 28, 1895, the result of a dispute between Edward Corrigan and Thomas William's at William's Bay View Racetrack. The reason for the disagreement is unclear, but Corrigan supposedly vowed to build his own racetrack, bigger, grander, and of higher quality than Williams'. Ingleside Racetrack had raised the elegance standard considerably; there were bands, fine dining, wonderful views, a clubhouse; fitting in with the other gambling operations in the area. The first automobile race in California was held at the track in 1900. Out of the eight vehicles, only the winner reached the finish line; all of the other contestants had either crashed or had engine problems. In 1905, Thomas Williams had taken over the racing business in the Bay Area, soon adding Ingleside racetrack to his collection. However, before the track could be reopened, the 1906 Earthquake and fires hit. Williams offered the track to the city, free of charge, to serve as a more permanent refugee camp for many homeless San Franciscans. It also hosted the patients from today's Laguna Honda Hospital as the facility recovered from the quake. In 1910, Joseph A Leonard's Urban Realty Development Company bought the track and set about turning the land into a residence park. The commercial district around 9th Avenue and Irving Street is its general center. The neighborhood features the historic Catholic church, St. Anne of the Sunset, which was the original Catholic parish for the Sunset District and has stood at 14th and Judah for more than 100 years. San Francisco, bordered by Arguello Boulevard to the west, Geary Boulevard to the south, California Street to the north and Parker Street to the east. It is sometimes included as part of Laurel Heights neighborhood. edit Lake The Lake District is bound by the Presidio of San Francisco to the north, Presidio Heights to the east (Arguello Boulevard), the Inner Richmond to the south (California Street), and Sea Cliff to the west (27th Avenue). Stonestown Galleria shopping mall are both located opposite the neighborhood on 19th Avenue, and the Merced Library is located in the Lakeside on Stonecrest Drive at Winston Drive. edit Little Russia Little Russia is a section of the Richmond District. The area consists of Russian-speaking immigrants living along Geary Boulevard between 14th and 26th Avenues. Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California Lower Pacific Heights is located south of Pine Street until Geary Boulevard. The area is bordering Japan Town to the east, Western Addition to the south, Pacific Heights to the north and Laurel Heights to the west. edit Lower Nob Hill Lower Nob Hill is generally bounded by Post Street to the south, California Street to the north, Hyde Street to the west, and Powell Street to the east. Lower Nob Hill was originally built as a high-end area and is historically part of Nob Hill. It is also an official historic district called the San Francisco Apartment and Hotel National Register Historic District. The successful nomination was written by architectural historian Ann Bloomfield in the 1980s. Junipero Serra Boulevard, to the north by Holloway Avenue, and to the east by Orizaba Avenue. The Oceanview Library is located on Randolph Street at Ramsell Street, and there are two public parks on Shields Avenue. Brooks Park is at Arch Street, and Merced Heights Playground is at Byxbee Street. It was created as a single housing development in the late 1950s. Clarendon Avenue where it joins Twin Peaks Boulevard borders the neighborhood on the north and west. Sutro Tower is on the northern side of Midtown Terrace, and the winding portion of Twin Peaks Boulevard that takes viewers to the Twin Peaks lookout forms the neighborhood's eastern edge. The Midtown Terrace Recreation Center is on Olympia Way at Clarendon. Interstate 280 to the south and east, Lakeview Avenue to the north and Orizaba Avenue to the west. Oceanview Playground and Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center is located in the middle of the neighborhood, between Plymouth, Capitol, Lobos and Montana. Ocean View Branch Library is located at 345 Randolph St. Until the mid 1990s African Americans accounted for over 50% of its residents, many of which were forced out due to rising cost of living in San Francisco. Approximately 45,000 people live in the OMI(Oceanview-Merced-Ingleside), and, as of the 2000 United States Census, 45% of the population identifies itself as Asian-American, 25% as African-American, 14% as Latino and 13% as white. The demographic character of the OMI neighborhoods began to change after World War II. Many African-Americans, who had migrated to the Bay Area for work during the war, secured goodpaying jobs and settled permane...