Tag Archives: telegraph

Busan Telegraph

The 20s on Telegraph have always had Korean shops – well for the last ten years anyway. Renaming it? OK it’s maybe annoying but so what?

If the now rich man behind Busan Plaza (er, Koreana) paid off city hall officials, good for him. That’s like everyone asking to have some of the bread the red hen baked, when they didn’t do the work.

If people are complaining now, they should read my blog’s about page.

Yes, one dollar equals one vote. Always has. This is just more obvious, as the Korean biz owner (cw reporter referenced him as a “godfather of koreatown”) does not have a PR flack like Obama or any corporation.

If people want to die over this name change to part of Telegraph, more power to them. However, I think we have more important things to talk and blog about.

Give Bicyclists an Inch…

So I am happy to report that construction workers in orange jumpsuits finally installed U-shaped bike racks along Telegraph and 19th street in the Uptown district yesterday morning.

U-rack bike parking, installed Wed 3.18.09 by Foxy, Flora's, Sears and Uptown

U-rack bike parking, installed Wed 3.18.09 by Foxy, Flora's, Sears and Uptown

And what do you know, with eight racks installed on the west side of Telegraph alone, imagine my reaction when a bicyclist went and USED one of these U-shaped bike racks. The audacity! Probably an indie rock fan visiting the Uptown Night Club.

No really, I’m glad these are in and look forward to seeing San Francisco put in actual efforts after they pass their court-ordered “stop date” – a look at SFBike.org shows “1002 days without any new bike lanes.” There are additional bike racks alongside the revamped FOX Oakland theater.

The FOX incidentally is slammin’ inside–very beautiful, lots of fun historical work, comfortable seats, reminds me of the old 3,000 capacity movie theater in SF that starts with a letter “C” that I believe is now closed. I saw a fun music show there called “video games live” a few weeks back. Lots of nice touches for this venue, thank you Developer Phil!

There are also now “sharrow” symbols painted on the now-properly-painted 20th St./Thomas L. Berkeley St. pavement along the north side of ForestCity’s “The Uptown” – a LEED Silver apartment compound/green zone.

Please excuse Google for their slightly out of date satellite map of the area in question.