One interpretation of the name lays claim to the Spanish word for "division", symbolizing the dividing line between the city of San Francisco and the fields of the Presidio. Another suggests that Divisadero comes from the word divisar, which means "to gaze at something from a distance." Either works.
We're here to tell stories about the Divisadero neighorhood. Not just of what's new and fresh, but also what's old and solid. There are stories to be told from people who have been here their whole lives--as well as fresh ideas and projects being brought in by new residents and businesses. From dollar stores to diners, art walks to new murals, we're here to keep our neighborhood tuned in to the evolution of Divisadero.
What does the Divisadero section of Hoodline cover? Lower Divisadero Street--plus a little extra. We're drawing a dotted line east to west from Masonic to Alamo Square, and north to south from Geary to Haight. Yes, this is a little more than just the Divisadero corridor (but hey, we got greedy).
Nuala Sawyer is a storyteller who loves seeing great ideas come to fruition. She's lived all over the world (including Greece, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK), but has been thoroughly seduced by the hills and valleys of San Francisco. When not writing for Hoodline she is working as a freelance social media strategist, riding bikes up mountains at sunrise, and eating bacon-wrapped hot dogs at 2am.
Stephen Jackson carves a well-worn path between his apartment, Alamo Square Park, and Divisadero street. He was born in New York City and raised in Santa Monica, but he has settled himself in San Francisco for the better part of a decade. Extremely talkative and unable to sit still, Stephen can often be found pestering his friends to hang out with him at all times of the day. When he’s not investigating scoops around his neighborhood, he can usually be found talking to his dog, cooking pork, or going to the tops of places and looking at stuff.
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