Did you know that’s a view you can have just about anytime you want it? Public spaces Downtown are notoriously hard to find, but San Francisco Planning and Urban Research has compiled a helpful PDF that catalogs all the cool places you can hang out:
This is a complete listing of all of the city’s privately owned public open spaces (POPOS). Download this sucker now. Not only is it a map, each space features a little writeup telling you why it’s cool, service hours, nearby food, and more. Ratings range from poor to excellent, a couple personal faves:
199 Fremont St. – The design of this urban garden is a collaboration among Paul Kos, conceptual sculptor; Robert Hass, poet; and a landscape architect. The garden features Sierra granite: a 86-ton boulder, smaller boulders and rough blocks at sitting height. A Hass poem is engraved on the garden wall. A fountain drips into a circular basin with a “tok … tok … tok” sound evoking the passage of time. The garden opening toward Fremont Street is planted with birch trees. Open at all times. Needed improvements: eye-level signage.
One Market St. – The plaza is oriented to the sunny side of the building. A tall hexagonal tower marks the Mission Street entrance of the building and six white masts define the open space towards the sidewalk. Ample seating and tables are provided. Several food services open to the plaza. Open at all times.
Use this guide as a checklist and visit them all.
Brian Wilson gets his ‘Squatch on
Whoa, that title sounds filthy. Last we saw Brian Wilson, he was closing out a save despite the fact that his pitching elbow was literally hanging together by a string, and then that string broke. B-Dawg threatened to “win an Emmy or something” in a return to television during his recovery and now he’s back on screen with a new friend – move over Machine, it’s Sasquatch time:
This is only a couple of weeks after Sasquatch was B-Wizzle’s date to the ESPYs, which looks probably exactly like what you pictured it to be.
‘Squatch looks like the jealous type, but who wouldn’t want to keep the Beard by the Bay all to themselves. This looks like the beginning of a long ad campaign relationship, so stay tuned to that Jack Link’s YouTube channel for more shenanigans.