Polk Street Construction Summer Update

We are posting this Lower Polk Street Summer Construction Update on behalf of SFDPW: Greetings Polk Street Community Member, View the latest construction information for the Polk Streetscape Project. Project Activity: Crews will begin paving work on Polk Street, between Jackson and Sutter streets starting on Monday, July 30, 2018. Crews will also pave the intersection of Polk and Beach starting the week of August 6th. Please see paving details

Polk Street Summer Wine Walk!

UPDATE: 8/7/2017 - Polk Street Summer Wine Walk map added. Polk Street Summer Wine Walk! Thursday, August 10th, 2017 4 – 8 PM Polk Street ~ Jackson to Post Streets San Francisco, CA The Lower Polk Community Benefit District, The Polk District Merchants Association and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 2nd Annual Polk Street Summer Wine Walk on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00

2017-08-07T12:38:57-07:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Light Gravel Showers with Tar Flurries

This is a Van Ness Construction Forecast for July 17, 2017 – July 29, 2017. As you may know, major upgrades are underway on Van Ness Avenue to rehabilitate our aging infrastructure. For the latest news, please see: sfmta.com/vanness. Greetings Polk Street Community Member, (UPDATE: There was a schedule error in our previous email and we are re-sending this notice with corrected construction schedule information noted in red

2017-07-20T11:58:49-07:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , |

Google Likes Us!

Google Maps has determined that most of the Lower Polk Community Benefit District is an “area of interest.” According to Google, “areas of interest” are places where there’s a lot of activities and things to do. We think that is an accurate description of the Lower Polk! Here is more information: "Google Maps has a feature that makes exploring a new city incredibly easy — so

2018-12-31T10:58:14-07:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Take A Bite Out of Crime

If you are like many of us, you have seen those television crime dramas (or nightly news reports, for that matter) where the police use video surveillance to catch a "perp." For example, surveillance video from a gas station might show a "hit and run" across the street, thus allowing the police to track down the driver. Help SFPD Take a Bite Out of Crime. You may

2017-06-09T10:15:39-07:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Then & Now: Polk Street Edition

"Over the past 239 years, the face of San Francisco has been a work in progress. To help illustrate these changes, we combed through the San Francisco Public Library's History Center archive and combined images of the Polk area of yesteryear with modern day shots. Enjoy!" Read more about historical Polk Street at Hoodline.com. . . 

2017-05-24T13:39:20-07:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Top Polk Street Bars

"The Mission bar scene is thriving, SOMA still has it going on, and the Lower Haight continues to be the city's premier bohemian drinking enclave. But if you want to know where it's really happening for locals, get your *** down to Polk. From the Civic Center to Russian Hill, Polk offers something for every type of drinker: yuppie bars, dive bars, rocker bars, a

2017-05-24T13:39:49-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Polk Street: A Little Background

"Polk Street is a street in San Francisco, California, that travels northward from Market Street to Beach Street and is one of the main thoroughfares of the Polk Gulch neighborhood traversing through the Tenderloin, Nob Hill, and Russian Hill neighborhoods. The street takes its name from former U.S. President James K. Polk. "The street also has bike lanes, which were approved in 2002. San Francisco

New CBD In The Works For Middle Polk Neighborhood

"Throughout San Francisco, 14 neighborhoods have formed community benefit districts (CBDs), in which local property owners and businesspeople join forces to address a neighborhood's safety, appearance and cleanliness. Now, the Middle Polk neighbors in Russian Hill have started the process to form one as well, citing excess refuse on the streets and empty storefronts as the impetus. "Once established, CBDs are registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, run by

2017-05-18T11:39:12-07:00April 28th, 2016|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , , , , |