• Apparently, old furniture doesn’t collect itself or pay for its own removal but it costs the city a lot of money. [The Snitch]
  • A computer sale ends in robbery at Turk & Leavenworth: A 20-year-old woman hoping to sell her computer on Craigslist agreed to meet a potential buyer in the Tenderloin district at 1:20AM Thursday and was robbed at gunpoint, police said. [SF Examiner]
  • Despite a mandate to improve pedestrian safety, SF doesn’t act. [SF Streetsblog]
  • Double rainbow spotted by City Hall [Bluoz]
  • According to a San Franciscan now living in Paris, the Tenderloin’s equivalent in the French capital is La Goutte d’Or in the 18th arrondissement. Considering that it’s also known as Little Africa and that the Tenderloin is sorely lacking in African offerings, we have beg to disagree. [Duckie in Paris]
  • The Kum Bak Klub, a magnificently divey bar at 486 Ellis that closed earlier this year, will reopen at 335 Jones, next to Ha Nam Ninh pending a new liquor license. Yay! [Grubstreet San Francisco]
  • Early Sunday morning on Hyde at Eddy [Caliber]
  • Brother Kelly Cullen, a Franciscan monk who turned the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) into one of the city’s largest developers of low-cost housing during the years he directed it, got addicted to drugs and died mysteriously in Italy. [SF Chronicle]
  • It seems the Asian Art Museum is not getting a bailout from local billionaire and Asian art nut Larry Ellison anytime soon, but, no matter, it will carry on despite recent financial issues. [San Francisco Citizen]
  • New parklet at Hyde and Ellis [Sex Pigeon]
  • After adding the word Uptown to Tenderloin and getting it the designation of national historic district, now the Tenderloin Housing Clinic puts the “historic” tag on the Geary-O’Farrell Corridor and prints a walking map of it. [Tenderloin Housing Clinic/Uptown Tenderloin Historic District]

Photo of abandoned chair by Generik11 (who has a whole series of abandoned furniture in the streets), from the Tenderblog Flickr pool.