Mid-Market http://kalw.org en Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra http://kalw.org/post/interview-geoff-link-central-city-extra-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-fb21f9d5-8652-52de-7106-8cc96c80d9f3" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In the rapidly changing mid-Market area of San Francisco, the influx of new tech companies into a historically low-income neighborhood is causing some conflict, especially around commercial real estate. Geoff Link is editor and publisher of the <a href="http://studycenter.org/test/cce/index.html">Central City Extra</a>, a monthly newspaper serving the Tenderloin, mid-Market, and SOMA neighborhoods. It's put out by the <a href="http://studycenter.org/">Study Center</a>, a publishing house that also supports non-profits.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">As a journalist, Link has been monitoring changes taking place in this part of the city as tech companies move in, including the displacement of a lot of neighborhood non-profits. He himself has been affected-- the Study Center has had to move twice in the last two years. &nbsp;Link spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny in the offices of Central City Extra. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:54:20 +0000 Ben Trefny 42691 at http://kalw.org Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman http://kalw.org/post/seniors-tech-city-interview-journalist-paul-kleyman <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">More than one in ten people living in the densely packed Tenderloin and mid-Market neighborhoods are age 65 or older, and that percentage is expected to grow significantly in the next decade.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:28:25 +0000 Ben Trefny 41791 at http://kalw.org Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman [freespace]: a temporary space for lasting change http://kalw.org/post/freespace-temporary-space-lasting-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a small room, inside a former sewing machine factory in the mid-Market district of San Francisco, Mitsuru Muraki is jamming on some unconventional percussion instruments: two round glass vases and a couple of pencils. He and another musician named Gabe Stern are writing a song together. As Muraki moves on to drumming on a metal bucket, a tall, dreadlocked young man pokes his head in the door.</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:51:04 +0000 Jen Chien 30615 at http://kalw.org [freespace]: a temporary space for lasting change The haves and have-nots of San Francisco's mid-Market district http://kalw.org/post/haves-and-have-nots-san-franciscos-mid-market-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mid-Market district of San Francisco is undergoing tremendous change. Construction cranes literally cast shadows over the businesses and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">charities serving</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> long-time residents of the neighborhood. This is an area filled with supported housing and Single Room Occupancy hotels. Homeless people and panhandlers traverse the wide sidewalks. One of the food pantries that serves them is run by The Quaker Meeting House. It’s on </span>9th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Street, just south of Market, and has been around for nearly 20 years. To date, Twitter has run its global operations around the corner for about half-a-year. Which means these two entities with similar sounding names and strikingly different purposes are unlikely neighbors.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:34:15 +0000 Ben Trefny & R. J. Sloan 21884 at http://kalw.org The haves and have-nots of San Francisco's mid-Market district 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