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Join Our Spring Wine Walk!

You are invited! The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 2nd Annual Polk Street Spring Wine Walk on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples inside their stores throughout Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets. We will also have a free cable car shuttle

2018-04-25T19:10:29-07:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Come to Our Open House on March First!

You are cordially invited to the Lower Polk Community Benefit District (CBD) and Lower Polk Tenant Landlord Clinic (TLC) Open House! This free event will be held in conjuction with the SF First Thursday Art Walk, is open to all, and light refreshments will be provided. Our Open House is a great opportunity for local residents and stakeholders to learn more about the vital work we do,

2018-04-25T19:10:39-07:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Let’s Keep it (District 3) Clean

Community Clean Team is San Francisco Public Works’ longest-running and largest volunteer program that keeps San Francisco beautiful through landscaping and gardening projects, graffiti removal and litter cleanup in our neighborhoods. Community Clean Team, in partnership with the Giant Sweep anti-litter campaign, needs your help to keep our city clean and green in 2018. Join them and volunteer! Upcoming event: January 20 – District 3 at Portsmouth Square, 733 Kearny St. – Register Here!  We

2018-04-25T19:10:48-07:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

We Won the 2018 NEN Award for Best CBD!

We are honored and humbled to have won the prestigious 2018 NEN Award for Best Community Benefit District! Here is more information about NEN: In 2007, an alliance of residents, neighborhood and merchant associations, nonprofits and faith–based organizations, foundations and academic institutions was created around a simple mission, empowering the neighborhoods of San Francisco with the capacity to steward themselves to a resilient condition.  The

2018-12-31T10:22:37-07:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , |

New Hemlock Alley Mural (TL;DR It’s Awesome!)

"Lower Polk has a new mural on Hemlock Alley well worth the visit. Six local artists adhering to the theme, “San Francisco – Its History and Its Diversity,” created a 140 foot mural, helping to transform Hemlock Alley from a back street to a vibrant, enlivened place that pays tribute to the culture of the city. "Lower Polk Neighbors, in collaboration with the Lower Polk

2018-12-31T10:36:26-07:00October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field: Pedestrian Safety

  On September 15th, 2017 For Park(ing) day 2017, INTERSTICE Architects created an interactive Park(ing) Day installation on Polk Street at Hemlock Alley.  Visitors experienced the wind-activated Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field (see pics below) to explore questions of pedestrian safety and share their experiences of being a San Francisco pedestrian. Which spaces are prioritized for pedestrians?  Where is there room for improvement?   Recording individual experiences as

2017-09-27T19:55:34-07:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Website for Sergeant John Macaulay Park

Lower Polk Community Benefit District in conjunction with La Voz Latina is proud to announce the creation of a new website for Sergeant John Macaulay Park. The new community-supported Macaulay Park website features a listing of park rules, an event calendar, a handy map, Macaulay Park news, and a simple way to contact us. Sergeant John Macaulay Park is named in honor of a local police

2018-12-31T10:29:33-07:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

Austin Alley Updates

Austin, as it currently appears. Photo: Courtesy of Carrie Sisto/HOODLINE. The city is accepting public comment on plans to improve Austin Alley as part of the Polk Streetscape project. The plans were presented by the San Francisco Department of Public Works to a meeting of the Lower Polk Neighbors on August 9th. “The concept presented at the meeting is pretty close to the final

2017-08-19T15:56:35-07:00August 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , |

Virgin Sport Inaugural San Francisco Event

Click on this image for a larger map. We are just a few months away from the inaugural Virgin Sport U.S. event which aims to move people through sport and thus change the health and wellness game for good. This event will take place in San Francisco on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th, 2017 and will include a Saturday morning 1

2017-08-17T11:31:25-07:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Hemlock Alley Mural Unveiling

Please join us in celebration of the largest and newest mural in the Lower Polk Community Benefit District! Hemlock Alley between Polk & Larkin Thursday, September 7th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Join us in the unveiling of six large- scale murals by a diverse, talented group of local artists, unified around the theme: San Francisco: Its History and its Diversity This ambitious, large-scale mural project

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