Category Archives: Background Information

A Time for Change

A few months ago I posted a couple of primer about the SF transportation system (part I and part II). While I had hoped my previous posts would adequately cover all of its oddities, a recent trip on the BART … Continue reading

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Warning: People are Really Friendly Here!

One thing that will take time for any new San Franciscan to get used to is that people here are actually, earnestly and genuinely nice. No, I’m serious. Most people are super incredibly friendly. It’s really weird and a highly … Continue reading

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Apples and Thursday

If you are planning on moving to San Francisco, just moved here, are visiting, or  even have a loved-one here, this is probably the single most import post to read. It’s taken me almost a year to have this realization, … Continue reading

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2009, The Year of Fog

First, Happy New Year!!! Second, I know, I know…I’ve been terribly remiss and keeping San Francisco is Weird updated. Horrible actually. But with the changing of our calendars I have the same opportunity as billions people around the globe (and … Continue reading

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What, exactly, is this supposed to be?

I’ve heard some people refer to San Francisco “bagels” as “rolls with holes,” but that’s not quite accurate. I honestly don’t know the technical specifications about how bagels are constructed, but in San Francisco it tastes like something went horribly … Continue reading

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Taxi! Taxi! Taxi?

OK, so you couldn’t figure out the Muni schedule and you were tired of the incessant delays – time to throw in the towel (environmentalism be damned) and hail a taxi! San Francisco sure looks like a city, and there … Continue reading

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Bikes!

First a quick disclosure: I love my bike. I ride to work almost everyday, and I did it when I lived in New York too. I happen to think it’s a great way to get around. In most other city … Continue reading

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Public Transportation: Part II

Now that you have a basic primer on the Muni, let’s talk about San Francisco’s other public transportation options, the Caltrain and BART. The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is like if the PATH and the Long Island Rail Road … Continue reading

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Public Transportation, Part I: Muni

OK, so you’re from New York (or, gasp, some other major metropolitan area) and you have enough international travel under your belt to confidently and efficiently get around just about anywhere in the world. You’re thinking, “San Francisco is just … Continue reading

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The Weather

I had visited San Francisco plenty of times. Sometimes it was warm, often, I now seem to remember, it was a tad chilly. In retrospect, I think because San Francisco was located in “California” (and I was a contented east-coaster), … Continue reading

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