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Parking at John O’Connell High School is Closed – Available AlternativesParking at John O’Connell High School is closed, we apologize for the inconvenience. Alternatives: • MUNI provides multiple lines from all over the city to our hood. The Block Party is located on the 27 and 12 Muni lines. • Lyft to the party: First-time passengers can use code NOISEPOP for $25 Lyft credit •…read more→
ScootCome hang out with the team from Scoot Networks and see how Scoot will change the way you get around SF. Faster than the bus, cheaper than a cab, and as easy to park as your bike—Scoot is a network of shared, electric scooters that you DON’T need a motorcycle license to ride. Rent a…read more→
A Welcome from Jordan KurlandIf there is one thing that rivals a San Franciscan’s love of this city, it is the love of their neighborhood. And, even more strongly, the love of their microhood. That few block radius around their home or business that forms the center of their San Francisco universe—where the local coffee shop, watering hole, corner…read more→
Plan Your Block Party—Interactive Schedule AnnouncedNext weekend is going to be a doozy. We’ve got bands, food workshops, art installations, interviews and more… To help you navigate through everything, we’ve created an interactive scheduler (powered by our friends at Do415). Check it out right here and start planning now.…read more→
8th Grader’s NEW single, ‘Sex Tongue’We’re stoked about 8th Grader’s brand new single, ‘Sex Tongue’! “This song/video is a narrative as well as a critique on idealized sexuality in the media. I wanted to show a juxtaposition of clichéd sexual norms alongside queer culture in San Francisco and America. I also just wanted to write a fun song to dance…read more→

Tales from
the Neighborhood

A tiny blog about our beloved neighborhood.

Disqus at 20th Street Block PartyOne of our primary goals for 20th Street Block Party is to engage with our neighbors, talking to them about their concerns, goals, dreams and what kind of dog San Francisco would be if it were a K9. These were the questions that our friends at Disqus asked the crowd at 20th Street Block party…read more→
Where the Streets Have No NameMarissa Guyton, Noise Pop Industries How often have you walked, biked, and driven down the streets of this neighborhood and wondered where they got their names? If you’re anything like me, the answer is: not very much at all. Which is exactly why I thought I should write a blog post on the history behind…read more→
Proud to Call This HomeJames Monsees, CEO, Ploom Why did you choose to have your business in this neighborhood? How does Ploom integrate into the neighborhood? I’ve known Marian from Burning Man for a few years. When they decided to move their office, Marian knew we were looking for a larger space and gave me a call. We loved…read more→
20th and Harrison: Before it was a thing…Matthew Loyd, Mosey Check out the Mosey for this HERE! Long before I was in tech and long before we started Mosey.com, there was a first tech boom-bubble-bust. As it came to a close in 2002, you could hear the sucking sound as people fled San Francisco—for cheaper rents and greener pastures. I was offered…read more→
Instagram Your Heart Out: Mission MuralsJoseph Jaafari, reposted from Hyperlocal The only real way to get to know a city is through its art. And the Mission, renowned for it’s artistic underbelly that shied away from the top-of-the-hill crowd, is now home to some of the more intriguing pieces of street art murals in the world. There are only a…read more→