- VoilaSF is open in the old Video Wave space on Castro St. [cindyloughridge]
- Phase 2 of construction for the Noe Valley Town Square is underway [SF Rec & Park]
- Uma Casa (a new modern Portuguese restaurant) now plans to open this Fall in the old Incanto space [SF Chronicle]
- Overhead shot of one of the Noe Valley Garden tour yards [adbonifacio]
- The Podolls and Rare Device get a stylish shout out in the June issue of In Style magazine #shoplocal [In Style]
- The current state of the Mission in one photo [@NoeValleySF ]
May 21, 2016
May 14, 2016
- Street crime at a whole new level: wheels stolen off a parked car on Castro Street @ 22nd [@moiradawson]
- More teasing in the old The Ark window front [@holdin2aces]
- One of SF’s first energy independent homes lists for $5 million in Noe Valley [Curbed]
- Beautiful old Noe as seen from an Airbnb rental [adventureswithizzy]
- SF MOMA director Neal Benezra lives in the hood [SF Chronicle]
May 7, 2016
- Little Artistas moves in next door to Little Folkies (of course they did) [littleartistas]
- Local artist and computer scientist launches ArtAtomic scarves [Indiegogo]
- The second oldest Rotary Club in the world is in SF – and it now offers a Noe Valley/Castro chapter [Hoodline]
- Sidewalk Sale coming to 24th St on May 21 [Eventbrite]
- “Pricey home facelifts” in Noe Valley in the national news [WSJ]
- A “passive home” in Noe Valley featured on ABC7 [ABC News]
May 4, 2016
The Noe Valley Voice is published ten times a year and has been a neighborhood fixture since 1977. Here are notable highlights from the latest issue. Links are to stories we've covered here on NVSF or other resources. Follow the NVV link at the bottom for full articles and all the ads.
Front Page: Bingo night at St. Paul's is a six decade tradition; The Noe Valley Town Square is on track (and maybe even under budget) - plus the new choices for the owl sculptures are open for comment; The Folio Books book club is a hit.
Letters: A neighbor asks Noe Valley residents to do their part to keep the neighborhood clean and litter free; A resident since 1985 suggests the new Town Square should be an eco-playground (while past the planning stage); A poem about Noe Courts.
Features: Noe Valley Garden Tour is back on May 21st; neighbors are lobbying force neighbor notification when "major changes are made to a project midway through the design process.".
Cost of Living in Noe: Only six single-family homes sold this March - half the number that sold in the same time last year - because of low inventory. Meanwhile, a 1904 Edwardian on Fair Oaks sold for $5 million.
Store Trek: TMI Colonics, 1478A Church St.
[The Noe Valley Voice]
April 30, 2016
This Week in Noe Valley: Mystery Hearts Return, Great Local Spanish Food and The Bar Robbers Are Arrested
- The Podolls are celebrating one year in Noe Valley this month [SF Chronicle]
- Omnivore Books’ spring food and chef book event lineup is here and it's impressive as always [Omnivore]
- The former Video Wave spaces is becoming a clothing store and salon called VOILA [Hoodline]
- The Fairmount mystery hearts are back [Google maps]
- Contigo named one of 16 best Spanish restaurants in U.S. [Time Out]
- Suspects arrested for recent bar and restaurant armed robbery sprees [SFist]
April 23, 2016
This Week in Noe Valley: High End Homes Languish, More Bar Robberies & Fires, Gentrification 1977 Style
- 24th Street Luxe townhouses not selling [Curbed]
- More SF homes sit unsold as inventory grows [SFGate]
- Revamped and modern Little Chihuahua reopens [Hoodline]
- More bar robberies in the Mission - which sound a lot like the recent Noe Valley incidents [Mission Local]
- The helicopters you heard this week were for a fire at 24th and Valencia [Hoodline]
- Don't let the inactivity fool you: New beverage director named at Uma Casa (in the former Incanto space) [Eater]
- By 1977, Mission gentrification was framed as middle class spillover from Castro & Noe Valley [@enf]
- A good start: 60 news-rack pedestals will be removed from San Francisco sidewalks within the next month [SFGate]
- Cool old maps of SF [Curbed]
April 20, 2016
Here’s a fun visual tour of a hidden corner of Noe Valley. Comerford Alley is a rustic quasi-paved alley that runs from Sanchez to Church, between 27th and Duncan streets. It’s named after Joseph Comerford, a developer who built a bunch of single-family homes in 1870s, ‘80s and ‘90s in Noe Valley. Comerford built so many houses in this corner of Noe Valley that at the time it was known as Comerfordville.
Most of the houses Comerford designed were simple one-story flat front Italianates with central entrances flanked by windows. Some Comerford houses are still around, including the ones built in 1879 at 225 and 227 27th Street.
Today, the alley is a favorite passage for dog owners to walk their pets and a garden backdoor for many of the residents on that street. Photographer Ted Weinstein recently snapped some great shots of the doorways of Comerford.
It’s a charming collection of secret entryways and a fun stroll down the alley. You can see the full collection in a slideshow on Ted Weinstein's site - thanks to the reader who sent us the link!
[Top photos Google Maps, bottom photos Ted Weinstein]
April 9, 2016
- Noe Valley’s next 5,000 square foot home on Duncan [Socket Site]
- This won’t end well: Serial evictor tech CEO gets eviction-shamed [Beyond Chron]
- Another $5 million “epic” home hits the market, this one on 28th St [Curbed]
- Inside a precious Noe Valley home [Cup of Jo]
- First Tesla Model X spotted in the wild – in the Noe Valley Whole Foods, of course [@danz32]
- The bathroom at the Noe Valley Rec Center is really nice, but the homeless guy who lives there says it has too many bugs [@bestestname]
- Bash at the Lick film premiers at the Sports Film Fest in LA [@scottkanesf]
- Don’t let this happen to your car (leave nothing behind) [@rosewinegal]
- St. Paul’s School celebrates a centennial of educating Noe Valley kids [Catholic San Francisco]
- PROOF! The Mission and Noe Valley really are sunnier than the rest of San Francisco [@rod11]
- Remembering the Castro-Noe cable car line with cool photos [Hoodline]