Despite SRO woes, lawmakers want to keep them open—as long as they rent to residents. To keep them from backsliding into more profitable tourist rentals, the city is pondering a law that would outlaw SRO stays under 32 days.
The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the San Francisco neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 areas vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. This week we'll have two matchups per day, and all the results and the full tournament bracket will be reviewed on Friday.
All good things must come to an end, and for the first time since its completion in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid is not the tallest building in San Francisco. But such milestones are the way of the world, as 13 previous record breakers.
Union Square merchants favor turning lower Stockton Street into a pedestrian park to improve business after years of subway construction. Chinatown activist Rose Pak says she'll blockade City Hall with trucks if they even consider it. Touchy issue.
This sign in San Francisco's Chinatown, captured by blogger Zoé S., directs its ire at Airbnb and tourists using rentals in the neighborhood. Reactions ranged from sympathy to siding with the San Francisco-based sharing-economy company.