“We always send our friends to Victor Artes Populares Mexicanas (Isabel la Católica 97) from the legendary Fosado family. It’s the first and oldest vendor of Mexican folk art, including textiles, jewelry, and small, painted wood sculptures Also San Cristóbal Antigüedad (Calle de Durango 87) has the best antiques in town. Tianguis Cultural del Chopo, the city’s goth-punk-metal-grunge-themed flea market, is not to be missed. It happens every Saturday on Calle Juan Aldama. There are tons of amazing things if you’re looking for goth, metal, or even reggae merch. One vendor has a ‘No Trespassing’ rope with a great selection of T-shirts of every obscure band from all over the world. Oh, and Hi-BYE (Frontera 105BIS), which opened in 2018, is a cool lifestyle shop that sells clothes, homewares, and souvenirs, all made by local designers.” … [Read more...] about A Gallery Owners’ Guide to Mexico City
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Only one significant project has permits and is ready to go: JS Sullivan Development’s 52-unit condominium project at 1198 Valencia St. That project was unanimously approved in September, during the heat of the Prop. I campaign. Sean Sullivan, who heads up JS Sullivan, said he hopes to have the project, which will replace a long-shuttered gas station, under construction next June. It will be the first new housing to break ground after the Prop. I vote. … [Read more...] about Mission market-rate housing battle not over despite Prop. I loss
“I hear a huge amount of resentment, neighbors saying, why is the city doing this?” said Dan Flanagan, director of Friends of the Urban Forest, which helps residents plant and maintain trees in the city. “Our greatest fear is some people will say, ‘I don’t care,’ and they’ll do a bad pruning job, and the tree will die or someone will get injured by a falling branch. You lose the investment of 40 years. Everyone loses in that situation.” … [Read more...] about Homeowners rally for plan to transfer tree ownership back to city
Patel decided that she would end up in the city one way or another. Now 24 with a new public relations job, Patel lives in Washington, D.C. But in two weeks, she’ll pack up her apartment and head to central New Jersey, where she’ll stay with her brother until finding her own place on Manhattan’s East Side. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
Earlier, as the protest appeared calmer, Kaity Brackett, 27, said she came out to the protest because she thinks the entire criminal justice system needs to be overhauled, starting with policing. She said the Ahmaud Arbery killing was a catalyst for her and referred to his death as a lynching. Arbery was killed on Feb. 23 by a former district attorney investigator and his son, who were not arrested until after video emerged months later. … [Read more...] about George Floyd death: The cities where people are protesting and rioting