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Open Threads

What other streets should ban cars?

Probably most of them.

What should San Francisco name after Bruce Bochy?

Yes, "everything" is an acceptable answer.

Which streets should the city close to vehicular traffic?

Think Sunday Streets but 24/7 year-round.

Open thread: Tell us your worst apartment stories

From bed bugs to paper-thin walls.

What is San Francisco’s most underrated building?

Because some SF buildings don’t get the attention they deserve.

Open thread: What should San Francisco’s New Year’s resolution be?

2018 is coming, whether we’re ready or not

After the Castro Pottery Barn closes, what should replace it?

And what will become of Napoleon, the dining room chair statue?

Open thread: What’s your favorite book about SF?

While there are many choice tomes from which to choose, what about works specifically about San Francisco?

Open thread: What are SF’s biggest mistakes and missed opportunities?

What are some of the other biggest mistakes, or wasted opportunities, San Francisco has made or passed up when it comes to urban design.

Open thread: What does SF transit need more of?

As Curbed’s Transportation Week draws to a close we consider: What’s missing from this picture?

Open thread: Why on earth do you love the Vaillancourt Fountain?

The most brutal of brutalist works, this tentacled gusher, which once hugged the Embarcadero Freeway pre-demolition, provokes many reactions. Usually ones of disgust and disdain.

Open thread: Which SF neighborhood is on your subway wishlist?

The Central Subway will bring SF closer together, but many communities remain isolated. Which ones cry out for an extension the loudest?

Which Chinatown building is your favorite?

In honor of Chinatown Week, we want to know which building’s exterior and/or interior piques your fancy.

Which San Francisco buildings have the most beautiful interiors?

Tell us what takes your breath away.

What's the weirdest thing you've seen on BART?

From swinging in between the aisle to dancing on the railings, what’s something that made you raise an eyebrow or two?

Old-school San Francisco rent prices: Readers reveal their first

These prices will make you cry.

Open thread: How much was the rent at your first San Francisco apartment?

Rents are the highest in the country, causing hardship on many, but it wasn’t always like this.

What are the best ways to get involved to make SF a better place?

Tell us the little ways you make a big difference where you live.

Here’s why people plan on leaving San Francisco

“Good luck, suckers. SF is over.”

Open thread: Do you plan on leaving San Francisco?

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that some people are calling it quits.

What are the best design and furniture stores in SF?

When you need stuff for your place, where do you go? Whether you’re an adult who now wants to act like one or someone who wants to transform their decor anew, there are tons of options that don’t include Ikea or Crate & Barrel.

What’s on your 2017 San Francisco development wish list?

Cranes remained the official city bird of San Francisco in 2016. SoMa and Yerba Buena played host to the biggest construction projects (Central Subway and 181 Fremont, just to name two), but other areas of the city also felt much-needed growing pains.

What’s the most magical place in San Francisco?

The city if San Francisco has many storied homes rich with history and detail. We’ve also got a pretty cool prison in the middle of the Bay. And don’t forget about that curvy street of note.

What’s the smallest San Francisco apartment you’ve ever lived in?

If there’s one thing that San Franciscans love to commiserate over, it’s unfortunate or unusual living situations—and what better time than Micro Week to talk about the smallest apartments we’ve ever lived in?

What old-school SF things do you hope never go away?

Besides your heart, what don’t you want to see go?

Open thread: What’s the most beautiful street in San Francisco?

Tell us which rue is the fairest of them all

What’s your favorite transit hack?

Welcome back to Open Thread Fridays, where we ask you to tell us something about San Francisco real estate, structures, housing, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

What’s the best public bathroom in San Francisco?

Pee. We all have it. We all do it. Sometimes—ahem—even more. And when your bladder bursts at the seams but you’re three neighborhoods away from home, you have to relief yourself somehow, somewhere.

Besides Dolores, which SF park is your favorite, and why?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we ask you to speak up about topics of interest, eviction, gentrification, ultra-chic housing, renovation, and more. Have something you want brought to the table? Let us know.

What’s your favorite building in San Francisco?

Welcome to Open Thread Fridays, where we ask you to tell us something about San Francisco real estate, structures, housing, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

Favorite cultural institutions that have closed in the last 10 years?

What are your favorite cultural spots that have closed down within the last ten years? Bars and restaurants are, of course, appreciated but look beyond the eateries and watering holes. Theaters, stores, structures, galleries, buildings, et cetera.

Open thread: How has Oakland changed?

Priced-out San Franciscans have migrated to Oakland in droves in the past few years, dramatically changing the face of the city. If you live in Oakland, or have in the past, tell us about what you've seen and experienced living there over the years.

What’s the ugliest building in San Francisco?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we ask you to speak up about topics of interest, eviction, gentrification, ultra-chic housing, renovation, and more. Have something you want brought to the table? Let us know.

Which SF Neighborhoods Have the Best and Worst Parking?

After we featured sweet 24th Street luxe homes in Noe Valley, which can't seem to fund a buyer, readers chimed in with their thoughts. You all came to the conclusion that parking, or lack thereof, could be the main issue. So where should we park it?