Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – January 2014 Archive (2)

Why Google buses are being blocked in SF

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

They’re symbols of the new class system in San Francisco: the haves vs. the barely getting by, those who can afford the insane rents without blinking their eyes and those who live in dread of losing their rent-controlled apartments because they have nowhere else to go.

It’s beyond a tale of two cities. 

Anyone who rides MUNI regularly, as I do, has to resent them, they’re huge and shiny and have shaded windows to…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on January 23, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

The Castro is going straight

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Mark my words, in 10 years the Castro, that infamous LGBT neighborhood in San Francisco known the world over as the de facto capital of gaydom, will be predominantly straight. 

The culprit: greed. Specifically the greed of speculators and investors who are buying up and flipping properties throughout the gayborhood and the city in a real estate feeding frenzy that can only be described as out of control. In the…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on January 14, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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