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Curbed Awards Presents Best NIMBY Action

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Huzzah! It's that time of year again, which means it's that time of blog again: time for some requisite "best of the year" wrap-ups. Welcome to the 2008 Curbed SF Awards, wherein we celebrate, honor and reminisce about the best and worst of San Francisco neighborhood, real estate and streetside developments these past twelve months. Look for updates now until New Year's -- we'll be sprinkling these bad boys out like cinnamon in your hot toddy.

[image courtesy SF Citizen]
3. The damnable helicopters! NIMBYs took to the streets this year to put a stop to loud, life-saving helicopters flying over their neighborhoods. And what better way to stop them than with fliers?? Truly inspired.
2. North Beach bar and restaurant ban push-back. North Beach NIMBYs, some of the most dangerous ever observed in their natural habitat, aimed their talons at local legislation for a change: namely the one pushed by Aaron Peskin that would make it near-impossible to get new alcohol permits, basically banning new bars and restaurants. Because who needs those, right? It's not like people really want to hang out in North Beach these days anyway! Done and done. Unfortunately for North Beach.
1. Don Fisher's CAMP. After a long and ugly battle this year, we're just about ready to declare poor Fisher's contemporary art museum dead to the Presidio. Local preservation-happy residents were all over the planning process, outdone only by local government's distaste for Fisher's lack of it. Better luck next year?

The Presidio Trust

34 Graham Street, San Francisco, CA 94129