Monthly Archive: August 2012

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VIDEO: RC Plane gets bird’s-eye view of Dolores Park

Here’s something fun to break up your day. Noisebridge, the anarchist educational hackerspace near 18th and Mission, mounted a camera to the bottom of a remote controlled airplane and flew it over Dolores Park. The results are some pretty sweet bird’s-eye views of the park and surrounding neighborhoods. Enjoy!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Castro average rents increased 34% since last year

According to this infographic from, average Castro apartment rental rates have increased 34% since last year from an $2,494 to $3,352. But that’s nothing compared to how high rents in Chinatown and the Bayview have risen, both seeing an average rental rate increase of over 100%. I have a...

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Popular brunch spot Tangerine closed, relocating

According to Grub Street, the popular Saturday/Sunday recovery/brunch location at 16th and Sanchez called Tangerine will be closing and relocating, but to where and when no one knows as of yet. Grub Street is speculating that they may move over to the space The Patio Cafe occupied on Castro Street...

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Siri, where can I get a Hand Job?

A new spoof of the Apple iPhone 4S commercials that feature people asking Siri for directions or having her set reminders has been made with some Castro flavor added. Enjoy. via SFist

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Castro Street Art #2

For the last year, all over the Gayborhood, these fanciful, elemental, mobile sculpture, structures have been popping up at intersections, street signs and hung from the sides of buildings with greater frequency. This lovely example was harpooned atop the community billboard on 18th street between Collingwood and Castro where the...

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Construction and renovations commence at future Hi Tops

Construction seems to be kicking off at Hi Tops, the new gay sports bar in the Castro. As you can see from the highlighted photo, we have owner Jesse Woodward inside taking a look at the renovation progress. Though I could not get a comment from him on an opening date (I...

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Soup Freaks location to be K-Pop Restaurant

Reader Andy Moran tipped us off to who the next tenant will be in the short-lived Soup Freaks location at 18th and Castro. The restaurants name will be K-Pop and has the same owner as Barracuda Sushi and Osaka Sushi which are both in the Castro. I think the Castro...

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Armistead Maupin: One Last Tale Before You Go…

Dear Armistead Maupin, Hi. I realize this might be rather unorthodox, but, as you’ve been living amongst the wacky, wild & wonderful of San Francisco these past 41 years I thought you could handle a tiny, missive of an intrusion.  Now don’t panic. It’s nothing scary. I’m not one of...

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UPDATE: San Francisco Diocese backpedals on Castro Country Club event

The San Francisco Examiner today posted an update to the controversy regarding drag queens being banned from The Castro Country Club’s annual fundraising event at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, stating that Church officials have reversed their decision, “Church officials now say the new policy is not a prohibition...