The line outside Bait on 16th Street today rivaled the one outside of Tartine Bakery nearly every day. The line was all about the Air Jordan 11 released today. It took 30 minutes to sell out, a clerk said later in the day.
I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks.
As an old friend once pointed out, local has long been in my bones. My Master’s Project at Columbia, later published in New York Magazine, was on New York City’s experiment in community boards.
Right now I'm trying to figure out how you make that long-held interest sustainable.