JM: But Bloomberg rezoned half the city! He created the West Chelsea district to link the luxury Meatpacking District with the new Hudson Yards. And in between those two poles was Gasoline Alley, which was all garages and car mechanics and wasn’t pretty, but there was a social network that has been destroyed. And in its place we’re getting luxury housing for the global superrich to park their money in. So when you say it doesn’t matter whether buildings are preserved, I disagree. A little brick building and a tall glass building are going to have different kinds of people living in them. … [Read more...] about Which New York Is Yours? A Fierce Preservationist and a Pro-Development Blogger Debate
The Cass County Parks and Recreation Department announced last week that Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association, making it one of only two located in the state of Michigan. The park is located nine miles east of Cassopolis on Monkey Run Street, southwest of Kalamazoo. … [Read more...] about Michigan’s New International Dark Sky Park – What To Know
“Christian is so kind and so affirming of who I am as a person. He makes me a lot stronger. I just feel like equally, we make each other better when we’re together,” 22-year-old Robertson told the outlet prior to her wedding. … [Read more...] about ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Sadie Robertson reveals new puppy to world: ‘She’s all fluff’
But what does a programmer really look like? Glad you asked. We invited them to show us — via SFGate.com and our social media channels, flyers passed out at food trucks and human resource managers in the thick of Silicon Valley. For two days, we opened our doors and photographed everyone from company founders to those who were fresh out of places like Hackbright Academy, a programming school for women, to see just how many hoodies entered the fray. … [Read more...] about What do S.F. programmers look like?
“Despite the long history of contributions by African Americans in the San Francisco Police Department, text messages by some members have depicted us as 'silver-back gorillas,’ the n-word and 'monkeys,’ among other disparaging words,” said Sgt. Yulanda Williams, president of Officers for Justice. “I feel personally betrayed by our department because my dedication, loyalty and service to this city is still not respected by some.” … [Read more...] about S.F. cop in racist-text case escaped discipline in 2004 incident