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post #166 of 2709
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Here's the part that befuddles me. You sell world class city in an amazing locale and seem to make a far buck on tourism, but your cabs (to use one example) are filthy and manned by idiots. What creates this situation? Is it the drivers? Owners? Residents? Politicians who spend time on Happy Meals?

You have money, nice homes, decent weather and an army of do gooders; how bloody hard can it be to pick up the shit?

I get that a port city in a nice locale is going to attract cheap drugs and those who need them but I've never seen a place more in need of a little Lee Kwan Yew X Buford Pusser love.

lefty
post #167 of 2709
Off the top of my head I can very quickly name 10 places more beautiful/appealing than SF
post #168 of 2709
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I have a car.

That said, I like the Aunt Charlie's Lounge, which is a rather divey homosexual bar with necrophiliac drag queens and a disco night.

I'm expecting the LK tour, J.

lefty
post #169 of 2709
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Off the top of my head I can very quickly name 10 places more beautiful/appealing than SF

Let's hear it.
post #170 of 2709
The only good city on the West coast is LA.


- B
post #171 of 2709
Telluride is the only city I've been in the U.S. that I think is more beautiful on the whole.
post #172 of 2709
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Here's the part that befuddles me. You sell world class city in an amazing locale and seem to make a far buck on tourism, but your cabs (to use one example) are filthy and manned by idiots. What creates this situation? Is it the drivers? Owners? Residents? Politicians who spend time on Happy Meals? You have money, nice homes, decent weather and an army of do gooders; how bloody hard can it be to pick up the shit? I get that a port city in a nice locale is going to attract cheap drugs and those who need them but I've never seen a place more in need of a little Lee Kwan Yew X Buford Pusser love. lefty
I'm a native and I've ridden a taxi in SF less than 5 times. They're simply not needed unless you're a tourist (which sucks i know). Very diff than NY Cabbies are one of the oldest mafias in town and their unions have made it hard as fuck for any type of reform. Not enough, too expensive, dirty, rude, I could go on. They create it for themselves and the shit flows both ways....kind alike a teeter totter. But we could sit around all day and start nit picking at the various inadequacies of major cities across the world but that'd be hella weak sauce, braw. frisco baby. frisco.
post #173 of 2709
lol fstyles u mad?
post #174 of 2709
San Francisco have concentration of nicer spots around the vicinity of Union Square.
There are some nice places scattered about, such as Union Made and Self-Edge if you're into work wears. UM recently have had a visit from the author of Jeans of the Old West. (The collection of century old denim fabrics he brought was incredible.) If you like ice-creams, stop by the Bi-Rite creamery which is also near the area.

The art galleries in the city center have themselves listed in a pamphlets with marked location marked on the map, as well as monthly opening night's schedules. There are theaters and various other shows / entertainments in the general proximity.

Farmer's market in Ferry Plaza can be nice if you haven't been there yet. (It is basically a tourist attraction) Shop in the plaza building itself is open during the week, so after you've checked out the market once, I'd recommend going during the week.

If you're into cheese, check out Spuntino's and Cowgirl Creamery. (And make sure you don't have any expensive sweater on because you'll come out smelling like unwashed socks)
If you're into wine, Sonoma County is about 30 minutes away, and outskirt of SV have some small but decent vineyards as well.

Anyways, SF have decent spots which will make your life a little better once you start getting the hang of where to go. I personally wouldn't live there though.
post #175 of 2709
What percent of people in the city center ride the bus?
post #176 of 2709
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Telluride is the only city I've been in the U.S. that I think is more beautiful on the whole.

since when is telluride a "city?"
post #177 of 2709
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lol fstyles u mad?
hella mad. PS: My parents did not travel 3000 miles across the fucking pacific ocean to see this city overrun by fucking transplants.
post #178 of 2709
I've lived in both SF and LA. LA is the worst city hands down for anything other than Women.
post #179 of 2709
I've never been to SF proper, but I've been to SV (meh) and to Monterrey/Carmel/Big Sur. That stretch of coastline is simply amazing. The only place I've seen like it was the area around Rio with the dramatic meeting of mountains and sea. Rio is an amazing and complex place. It's like an extremely beautiful toilet.
post #180 of 2709
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hella mad.

hecka mad
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