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Upper Haight

Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

'The slime is art now': Mysterious green substance covers street at Page & Shrader

Several tipsters have been curious about a slick of "green slime" that's been on the ground at Page and Shrader streets for months. Read More

Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Mission Upper Haight

Borderlands Books patrons call for owner to step down over sexual assault allegations

More than three dozen financial supporters of the popular sci-fi bookstore are asking owner Alan Beatts to step aside. Read More

Jul 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

730 Stanyan residents find 'sanctuary' six weeks in, but is the site a 'success'?

The Safe Sleeping Site at 730 Stanyan was the subject of both optimism and controversy when it opened six weeks ago. Hoodline followed up with residents and neighbors to see how it's going. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park NoPa Upper Haight

Set to start construction in June, Fell Street bike lane now has no firm timeline [Updated]

With the bike lane delayed, advocates say the Panhandle path is "crowded and unsafe," and makes social distancing impossible. Read More

Jul 08, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Haight-Ashbury historian intervenes to save sidewalk that saw it all

"It came to my awareness that it's a little bit like the Berlin Wall," said historian Nancy Gille of her work to preserve the iconic corner's sidewalk. Read More

Jul 07, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

5 Haight Street businesses close permanently

Already struggling with high commercial vacancy rates pre-pandemic, the Upper Haight is losing small businesses at an alarming clip. Read More

Jul 02, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

With construction ongoing during shelter in place, Upper Haight project is ahead of schedule

Reduced area traffic gave crews the opportunity to accelerate work and push up the expected completion date on the long-running project. Read More

Jun 30, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

3 Bay Wheels bikeshare stations on the way to the Upper Haight

Lyft, Bay Wheels' parent company, is currently running a neighborhood survey on where the three new bike docks should go. Read More

Jun 05, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset Upper Haight

Free Gold Watch team to open Haight cannabis dispensary

The Haight's popular print shop and pinball arcade has filed for permits to open a spinoff cannabis dispensary. Read More

Jun 01, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

46-year-old Skates on Haight appears to be gone for good — leaving some customers in the lurch

Skates' storefront has quietly shuttered, and online customers say they've paid for orders that weren't fulfilled. Read More

May 29, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Upper Haight

30-year-old cyclist struck, killed near Golden Gate Park [Updated]

Officials say the cyclist was "doored" by a parked car, then struck by an oncoming vehicle. Read More

May 29, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Haight sleeping site for homeless opens today, as officials work to allay concerns

The tent village will open to its first homeless clients today, and is expected to be full by the middle of next week. Read More

May 28, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Upper Haight tent village set to open tomorrow, despite legal battle

Despite a much-publicized lawsuit from neighboring Amoeba Music, the site is set to open to campers tomorrow. Read More

May 28, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Banksy's 'Haight Street Rat' dons a new garment

A decade after its original debut, the "Haight Street Rat" has entered a new, socially responsible phase of its life. Read More

May 26, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Neighbors, led by Amoeba Music owner, consider legal action against Haight tent village

Several Haight neighborhood groups have opposed the "safe sleeping site," and one, led by Amoeba Music and Escape From New York's owners, is considering a lawsuit. Read More

May 19, 2020
San Francisco NoPa Upper Haight

Panhandle to get new parking-protected bike lane along Fell Street

The new westbound bike lane on Fell is intended to take pressure off the Panhandle's crowded mixed-use path. Read More

May 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset Upper Haight

Haight McDonald's lot to become safe sleeping site for homeless

The vacant, city-owned lot will be pressed into use as an emergency tent shelter with social distancing and sanitation. Read More

May 13, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset Upper Haight

COVID-19 won't delay housing at Haight McDonald's, but interim use remains up in the air

The McDonald's at 730 Stanyan has officially been demolished. But during its two-year wait to become affordable housing, it's unclear if the lot will get a temporary use. Read More

May 07, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Outer Richmond Outer Sunset Upper Haight

With hotel program stonewalled, city supervisors work to launch outdoor 'safe sleeping sites'

As Mayor Breed continues to defy hotel room legislation, many city supervisors are hunting for vacant properties to use as tent camps. Read More

Apr 21, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Seeking community and connection, artists put an Upper Haight spin on boarded-up storefronts

The Upper Haight is now the site of some new art collaborations geared towards making the neighborhood feel lived in and loved while businesses remain closed. Read More

Apr 21, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley Inner Sunset Mission Outer Sunset Tenderloin Upper Haight

San Francisco to close some streets to car traffic for social distancing

Starting this week, some streets will be closed to through vehicle traffic in order to prioritize walking and biking as well as to provide more space for social distancing. Read More

Apr 16, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Hayes Valley Lower Haight Upper Haight

From front-porch perch, professional cellist serenades Page Street neighbors

With classical concerts canceled for the foreseeable future, cellist Saul Richmond-Rakerd has found a new audience: his neighbors. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Noe Valley Outer Sunset Upper Haight

SF's bookstores struggle to survive loss of key moneymaker: live readings

Author events and kids' storytimes are critical to the health of local bookstores — and the resulting revenue isn't easily replicated on Zoom. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Inner Richmond Inner Sunset NoPa Upper Haight

City will cite, arrest revelers congregating for 4/20, Mayor says

The official 4/20 event was canceled weeks ago, but the city is concerned people may unofficially congregate to smoke. Read More