Market Street http://kalw.org en Playing chess with the masters on Market Street http://kalw.org/post/playing-chess-masters-market-street <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not often that a 93-year-old, a trapeze artist, a kid from the </span>Sunnydale<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> projects, and a DJ from a gentlemen’s club can find something in common. But if you’ve ever been to Fifth and Market in downtown San Francisco, you know that the intersection is one place where this was possible. That’s where people of all walks of life have been playing chess since the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:42:27 +0000 Sam Harnett 33532 at http://kalw.org Playing chess with the masters on Market Street Arriving at Market Street: how San Francisco's grand boulevard came to be http://kalw.org/post/arriving-market-street-how-san-franciscos-grand-boulevard-came-be <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Market Street begins, or ends – depending on how you see it – down by the bay. There’s a plaza here, Justin Herman, where Market almost hits the </span>Embarcadero<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:10:48 +0000 Audrey Dilling 16456 at http://kalw.org Arriving at Market Street: how San Francisco's grand boulevard came to be Wake up at 6th and Market http://kalw.org/post/wake-6th-and-market <p>As any visitor who takes an antique streetcar through the mid-market district finds out, there’s much more to San Francisco than just tourist attractions. Many mayors have tried to revitalize the area with some success, but the stretch is still dominated by vacant buildings, Single Room Occupancies (SROs), strip clubs, and populated by the city’s outcasts.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:29:45 +0000 Sam Harnett 16450 at http://kalw.org Wake up at 6th and Market