Tag Archives: folsom street

Despite owner’s best efforts, SF’s Mission De Flores quietly shutters

Mission De Flores, a flower shop whose storefront at 22nd and Folsom is usually bursting with colorful bouquets, is now empty. Its owner, Steven Rubenfaer, confirmed that the business, including its online sales, has “totally closed down,” but declined to comment further. In a recent — and very prescient — interview with the San Francisco Business Times, he talked about the...

‘Atmospheric river’ prompts flood barriers at 17th and Folsom

A so-called “atmospheric river” will flow into San Francisco this weekend, and that means the habitants of the recessed areas around 17th and Folsom streets might experience flooding. As usual when staring down a “rare tropical storm,” the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will set up flood barriers in the vicinity of 17th and Folsom to keep water out of...

17th and Folsom to get $200 million flood protection

An improved $200 million drainage system is coming to 17th and Folsom streets to protect against flash floods that have menaced residents and businesses for more than a decade. The catch: it will take six years to build. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will dig a 3,500-foot-long tunnel that is roughly 12 feet in diameter. It will begin near...

Controversial new mural in SF Mission already defaced

A mural at 24th and Folsom streets criticized last Friday because the artist had painted over an existing mural has been vandalized within a day of its completion. The new mural consists of colorful mandalas and the phrase “be a good person” on the Folsom street side of 2801 Folsom St., where a Peruvian restaurant is slated to open sometime this month....

Community will decide on name for new Mission park set to open in May

A 17-year vision to transform an empty parking lot at 17th and Folsom streets into a recreational park is months away from completion and all that remained to do at Thursday’s final community meeting was to vote on a name. “The park is almost there,” announced Paulina Araica, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department’s project manager, who briefed community members...

More Rain on Horizon, Flood Barriers to Return

Moderate to heavy rains a re on the way and city crews will once again deploy interlinking plastic flood barriers around the intersection of 17th and Folsom streets, where heavy rains often overwhelm the sewer system and cause flooding. The barriers are expected to go up Tuesday on the western sidewalk of Folsom Street south of 17th and the southern sidewalk along 17th...

New Mission Park Opening Delayed Due to Rain

A recent spell of heavy rainfall has caused a delay in the construction of a new Mission District park, was scheduled to open to the public at 17th and Folsom streets at the end of 2016. Construction of the 31,850-square-foot park, spearheaded by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, has been underway since March, although the plans for the...

Car Collides with Bus at 16th and Folsom St. Intersection

A Muni bus heading east on 16th Street was struck by another vehicle at the Folsom Street intersection sometime around 4:40 p.m. this afternoon. It is unclear how many people were injured, though the driver of the bus said that five said they had been hurt but then told him they “didn’t feel anything.” Police were not immediately available to verify the...

Fee Relief for Businesses Trying to Keep Dry

You could say that Chris Hickey’s 36,000 square foot building on Folsom was an experiment in flood control – one that offered a template for a change in a city ordinance that District Supervisor David Campos will introduce on Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. It is a change – a waving of fees – that will accompany some new grants...

Property Owners Want City to Maintain Trees

The city has no money for trees, according to the Department of Public Works. Property owners want that remedied and so does the department, but until that happens, Public Works will continue to transfer 24,000 city trees to make property owners liable for their care and any ensuing accidents. In its third year, the Tree Maintenance Transfer Plan, which transfers responsibility for...

Heavy Rain Brings Mission Flooding

The National Weather Service reported almost 2 inches of rain  in less than 24 hours in the San Francisco area, and the Mission was no outlier. Samuel Picaso has lived in and managed a Folsom Street and 17th Street apartment complex for 42 years, and every autumn, Picaso worries about flooding from downpours like the one that swept through the...

Propietarios de Negocios Opinan No Querer Más Parquímetros

Los negocios en el noreste de la Misión han comenzado a organizarse en contra de un plan que aumentará el número de parquímetros en las calles 17 y Folsom.  La oficina de Transporte Municipal de San Francisco (SFMTA, por sus siglas en inglés) se reunirá con la comunidad en septiembre para discutir el plan de administración de lugares para estacionar...

VIDEO: Street Food Festival Goes Hella Vegan

In August 2011, Tiffany and Sylvee Skivel, founders of Hella Vegan Eats, were invited to join La Cocina’s incubator program. This year they’ll take part in the San Francisco Street Food Festival. They hope to keep growing their business and become mobile food vendors. Check out their Indiegogo campaign if you want to help them reach their dreams. hella vegan...