vicinity in San Francisco, California
neighborhood in San Francisco, California, United States
Bayview–Hunters Point ( sometimes spelled Bay View or Bayview ) is the San Francisco, California, vicinity combining the Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods in the southeast corner of the city. The decommission Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is located within its boundaries and Candlestick Park, which was demolished in 2015, was on the southerly edge. Due to the South East location, the two neighborhoods are frequently merged. Bayview–Hunter ‘s Point has been labeled as San Francisco ‘s “ Most sequester neighborhood ”. [ 5 ] renovation projects for the vicinity became the dominant allele issue of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Efforts include the Bayview Redevelopment Plan for Area B, which includes approximately 1300 acres of existing residential, commercial and industrial lands. This plan identifies seven economic activity nodes within the area. The former Navy Shipyard waterfront property is besides the target of renovation to include residential, commercial, and amateur areas. [ 6 ]

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geography [edit ]

The Bayview–Hunters Point districts are located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, string along the chief artery of Third Street from India Basin to Candlestick Point. The boundaries are Cesar Chavez Boulevard to the north, U.S. Highway 101 ( Bayshore Freeway ) to the west, Bayview Hill to the south, and the San Francisco Bay to the east. Neighborhoods within the zone include Hunters Point, India Basin, Bayview, Silver Terrace, Bret Harte, Islais Creek Estuary and South Basin. The entire southern half of the neighborhood is the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area adenine well as the Candlestick Park Stadium [ 3 ] which was demolished in 2015 .

history [edit ]

The Ohlone people [edit ]

chiefly composed of tidal wetlands with some modest hills, the area was inhabited by the Yelamu and Ramaytush Ohlone people prior to the arrival of spanish missionaries in the 1700s. The Ohlone inhabited the land for ten thousand years. [ citation needed ] The Muwekma Ohlone are neither the original people of San Francisco nor the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula. All of their Ohlone ancestral villages of origin were located entirely in the East Bay in Chochenyo district ; consequently, their members are Chochenyo not Ramaytush. It has been incorrectly claimed that Ramaytush district is Muwekma district and refers to all Ohlone peoples from the San Francisco Bay sphere as Muwekma Ohlone. The phrase, “ Muwekma Ohlone ” refers to a tribe and should not be used to refer to all of the Ohlones peoples of the San Francisco Bay Area, by or present. such usage offends early Bay Area Ohlone peoples who are not members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. [ 7 ] The original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula were and are referred to as Ramaytush, which is the Chochenyo word mean “ people of the west. ”. The Ramaytush spoke a dialect of San Francisco Bay Costanoan language, which was one of three dialects, including Chochenyo and Tamyen. There were six Costanoan languages in entire : Karkin, San Francisco Bay, Awaswas, Mutsun, Rumsen, and Chalon. [ 7 ] The zone consisted of what the Ohlone people called “ beat mounds ”, which were sacred burying grounds. The spanish called them, Costanoans, or “ coast dwellers ”. The land was subsequently colonized in 1775 by Juan Bautista Aguirre, [ 8 ] a ship fender for Captain Juan Manuel de Ayala who named it La Punta Concha ( english : conch Point ). [ 9 ] Later explorers renamed it Beacon Point. [ 10 ] For the following respective decades it was used as pasture for cattle run by the franciscan friars at Mission Dolores. [ 9 ] Habitants de Californie Ohlone women painted by Louis Choris, which reads In 1839, the sphere was separate of the 4,446-acre ( 17.99 km2 ) Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo Mexican land concede given to José Cornelio Bernal ( 1796–1842 ). Following the California Gold Rush, Bernal sold what late became the Bayview–Hunters Point area for real estate growth in 1849. fiddling actual growth occurred but Bernal ‘s agents were three brothers, John, Phillip and Robert Hunter, who built their homes and dairy farm on the nation ( then near the contemporary corner of Griffith Street and Oakdale Avenue ) and who gave get up to the name Hunters Point. [ 9 ] In 1850, Hunter began trying to sell lots in an entirely new city called “ South San Francisco ” on the peninsula that now bears his identify. physically isolated from the rest of the city by both Mission Bay and the Islais Creek estuary, the alone way to get to Hunters Point aside from sailing was via the San Bruno Road, completed in 1858. [ 11 ] The Bayview–Hunters Point zone was labelled “ southern San Francisco ” on some maps, not to be confused with the city of South San Francisco far to the south .

Islais Creek and “Sacred Sites”

The Muwekma Ohlone held and distillery hold Islais Creek by 3rd Street and Marin in the Bayview as one of fifty, “ sacred sites ”. Islais Creek and the touch bay has been heavily polluted. [ 12 ] Of the original approximately 1500 people who inhabited the San Francisco Peninsula prior to the Portola Expedition in 1769, merely one descent is known to have survived. Their descendants form the four branches of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples today .

Industrial development [edit ]

After a San Francisco ordinance in 1868 banned the butcher and process of animals within the city proper, a group of butchers established a “ butchers mental reservation ” on 81-acre ( 0.33 km2 ) of tidal marsh in the Bayview zone. Within ten years, 18 slaughterhouses were located in the area along with their associated production facilities for tanning, fertilizer, wool and tallow. The “ booking ” ( then bounded by contemporary Ingalls Street, Third Street, from Islais Creek to Bayshore ) and the encompassing houses and businesses became known as Butchertown. [ 13 ] By 1888, the city cracked toss off on the abattoir zone due to a diphtheria outbreak and a motivation for better sanitation. [ 13 ] The city inspectors found under the slaughterhouses a foul olfactory property, the decay of animal parts, and hot pigs. [ 13 ] The butch industry declined following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake until 1971 when the final abattoir closed. [ 14 ] From 1929 until 2006 the Bayview–Hunters Point zone were home for the coal and oil-fired power plants which provided electricity to San Francisco. Smokestack effluvium and byproducts dumped in the vicinity have been cited for health and environmental problems in the neighborhood. In 1994, the San Francisco Energy Company proposed build another office plant in the neighborhood, but community activists protested and pushed to have the current facility shut devour. [ 15 ] In 2008, Pacific Gas and Electric Company demolished the Hunters Point Power Plant and began a biennial redress project to restore the state for residential development. [ 16 ] The area remains a hub of business along 3rd Street, represented by the Merchants of Butchertown. [ 17 ]

Shrimping industry [edit ]

From 1870 to the 1930s, shrimping industries developed as taiwanese immigrants begin to operate most of the prawn companies. By the 1930s, there were a twelve shrimp operations in Bayview. In 1939 when the U.S. Navy took over the land under eminent world for the Naval Shipyard. The Health Department came in and burned the shacks and docks that once provided a humble greenwich village of fishermen and their families a steadily know in the abundant prawn harvest from the San Francisco Bay. [ 5 ]

shipyard [edit ]

President Hayes in 1945 at Hunter’s Point shipyard Enlisted men, wounded in battle, on board the USSin 1945 at Hunter ‘s Point shipyard shipbuilding became integral to Bayview–Hunters Point in 1867 with the construction there of the inaugural permanent wave dry-dock on the Pacific slide. The Hunters Point Dry Docks were greatly expanded by Union Iron Works and Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation and were capable of housing the largest ships that could pass through the locks of the Panama Canal. World War I increased the contracts there for building Naval vessels and, in 1940, the United States Navy purchased a incision of place to develop the San Francisco Naval Shipyard. Beginning in the 1920s, a impregnable presence of maltese dog american immigrants, along with italian Americans, began populating the Bayview, focused on the local Catholic St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church and the maltese american Social Club. They were a presence until the 1960s when they began moving into the suburb. The shipbuilding diligence saw a big inflow of blue collar workers into the region, many of them african Americans taking part in the Great Migration. This migration into Bayview increased well after World War II due to racial segregation and eviction of african Americans from homes elsewhere in the city. [ 18 ] Between 1940 and 1950, the population of Bayview saw a fourfold increase to 51,000 residents. [ 19 ] The Hunter ‘s Point shipyard at its peak employed 17,000 people and it was besides where the inaugural atomic bomb calorimeter sailed for Japan in 1945. [ 20 ] however, another affair of HPS was the loading of components of the nuclear weapon “ Little Boy ” that was finally used on Hiroshima. “ little Boy ” was loaded on the USS Indianapolis on July 15th, 1945, and is reported to have contained half of the uranium-235 ( U-235 ) available in the United States, valued at the time at $ 300 million ( $ 4.37 billion in 2018 ). The USS Indianapolis left Hunters Point at 6:30 am on July 16th, 1945, but was not allowed to leave San Francisco ’ s harbor until 8:30 am, after the beginning atomic weapon test “ Trinity ” ( 5:29 am ) had been confirmed successful in the New Mexico defect. [ 21 ] Until 1969, the Hunters Point shipyard was the locate of the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory ( NRDL ). The NRDL decontaminated ships exposed to atomic weapons testing and besides researched the effects of radiation on materials and living organisms. [ 22 ] This caused widespread radiological contaminant and, in 1989, the base was declared a Superfund site requiring long-run clean-up. [ 23 ] [ 24 ] The Navy closed the shipyard and naval base in 1994. The Base Realignment and Closure platform manages respective befoulment redress projects. [ 22 ]

environmental affect report [edit ]

On January 10, 2010, Ohlone representatives, Ann Marie Sayers, Corrina Gould, Charlene Sul, and Carmen Sandoval, Ohlone Profiles Project, American Indian Movement West and International Indian Treaty Council penned a letter to then mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, about preserving the Ohlone historic sites at the Candlestick Point–Hunters Point shipyard stating “ This is an authoritative opportunity to work in concert to protect these ancient historical sites, honor our ancestors and guarantee that growth pressures do not far damage critical Ohlone Indigenous sites, the sites affected by the development are highly significant and are believed to be burying or ceremonial sites, in addition to protecting these sites, we besides want to work with the local community to protect their health, the land and the flimsy Bay nautical environment. ” [ 25 ] On June 12, 2014, Vice published an article on the history, environmental bigotry and radiation sickness effects on the residents of the region. [ 26 ]

italian, portuguese, and Maltese community development [edit ]

Upon late 1800s settlement, there were many italian, maltese dog, and portuguese home-builders, ranchers and truck farmers in the Bayview from 1890 to 1910. [ 27 ] The growing population of italian, maltese, and portuguese residents apparently pushed out the early Chinese residential district that was located in the Bayview .

african-american community growth [edit ]

Redlining reports [edit ]

In the 1930s, the distribution of slipstream and income in the region was fairly even. Two redlining reports from this fourth dimension characterize the residential makeup of the area as lower-income : that is, residents were either “ egg white collar ” workers or factory laborers who had jobs in the vicinity. While “ many of the inhabitants [ were ] from foreign extraction, no racial problem [ was ] presented. ” poverty in the vicinity was wide attributed to the depression. [ 28 ] In 1937, the Home Owner ‘s Loan Corporation made a redlining function to determine which San Francisco neighborhoods should receive loans for mortgages and general housing investment. Two districts in the Bayview Hunters Point received the two lowest possible grades. This lack of investment made it much harder for the area to rebound from the depression, and besides made it identical unmanageable for people trying to purchase new homes in the area. [ 29 ] In 1942, to address the house dearth write out, the federal government built 5,500 ‘temporary ‘ housing units in the area for the families of shipyard workers. As a solution, Hunters Point began as one of the most integrate areas in the city. Toward the end of WWII, the San Francisco Housing Authority pushed for the rent of an all-white patrol force to govern the neighborhood. many of the officers were recruited from the segregated south. From this point onwards, racial discrimination – in terms of the environment, caparison, employment, and policing – shaped the development of the Bayview Hunters Point and foster contributed to its segregation from the rest of the city. By the 1950s and 60s, the Bayview was a predominantly african-american region that housed a movie theater along the Third Street corridor, adenine well as a library, a gymnasium at the time, Cub scouts through “ Rec and Park ” adenine well as youth baseball teams such as “ The Blue Diamonds ” of Innes [ Street ] .

racial tensions [edit ]

By the 1960s, the Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods were populated predominantly by African-Americans and other racial minorities, and the area was isolated from the pillow of San Francisco. Pollution, deficient house, declining infrastructure, express employment and racial discrimination were luminary problems. James Baldwin documented the marginalization of the community in a 1963 documentary, “ Take This Hammer ”, stating, “ this is the San Francisco America pretends does not exist. ” [ 10 ] [ 30 ] On September 27, 1966, a race belly laugh occurred at Hunters Point, [ 31 ] sparked by the kill of a 16-year-old flee from a police officer. The policeman, Alvin Johnson, stated he “ caught [ a couple of kids ] red-handed with a steal cable car ” and ordered Matthew Johnson to stop, firing several warning shots before fatally shooting Johnson. [ 32 ] In 1967 US Senators Robert F. Kennedy, George Murphy and Joseph S. Clark visited the western Addition and Bayview-Hunter ‘s Point Neighborhood accompanied by future mayor Willie Brown to speak to activist Ruth Williams about the inequalities occurring in the Bayview. [ 33 ] closing of the naval shipyard, shipbuilding facilities and de-industrialization of the district in the 1970s and 1980s increased unemployment and local anesthetic poverty levels. [ 10 ] Building projects to revitalize the zone began in dear in the 1990s and the 2000s. As in the rest of the city, housing prices rose 342 % between 1996 and 2008. many long-time african american residents, whether they could no retentive afford to live there or sought to take advantage of their homes ‘ soaring values, left what they perceived as an dangerous vicinity and made an exodus to the Bay Area ‘s out suburb. once considered a historic african American district, the share of black people in the Bayview–Hunters Point population declined from 65 percentage in 1990 to a minority in 2000. [ 34 ] Despite the decline, the 2010 U.S. Census shows the african american english population in the Bayview to be greater in total than that of any early ethnicity. In the 2000s, the neighborhood became the concentrate of respective renovation projects. The MUNI [ 35 ] T-Third Street light-rail project was built through the neighborhood, replacing an aging bus line with respective new stations, street lamps and landscape. Lennar proposed a $ 2-billion stick out to build 10,500 homes, including rentals, and commercial spaces atop the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, and a new football stadium for the San Francisco 49ers, and a patronize complex for Candlestick Point. The stadium would reinvigorate the zone, but the 49ers changed their stress to Santa Clara in 2006. Bids for the 2016 Summer Olympics in San Francisco that included plans to build an Olympic Village in Bayview–Hunters Point was besides dropped. [ 36 ] Lennar proposed to build the stadium without the football team. [ 37 ] Local community activist groups have criticized much of the renovation for displacing quite than benefiting existing neighborhood residents. [ 10 ]

education [edit ]

The Bayview, a historically overriding black neighborhood, is home to more elementary school-age students than any early neighborhood in the city and combined with the Mission and Excelsior, houses a quarter of all students in the zone. Schools in the Bayview have suffered from declining registration for the past two decades. Out of the 6,000 students who live in the Bayview, more than 70 % choose to attend school outside of their neighborhood. [ 38 ] In 2016, in attendance with Jonathan Garcia, Adonal Foyle and Theo Ellington, Willie L. Brown in-between school in Bayview-Hunter ‘s Point commemorated the unveil of the new Golden State Warrior outside basketball woo at the school, donated by the Warriors Community Foundation. [ 39 ] Bayview-Hunter ‘s Point has several elementary and center schools, one high school and has two college campuses. The schools include :

elementary and early enrichment [edit ]

  • Whitney Young Development Center (now FACES SF)
  • Erikson School (K)
  • Frandelja Enrichment Center Fairfax
  • Frandelja Enrichment center Gilman
  • Success Daycare
  • Bret Harte elementary school
  • George Washington Carver elementary school
  • Hunters Point Number Two School
  • Charles R. Drew Elementary School
  • Leola M. Havard Early Education School
  • Malcolm X Academy

Middle and junior high schools [edit ]

  • Joshua Marie Cameron Academy
  • KIPP Bayview Academy
  • KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory
  • Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School
  • One Purpose School (K–12)
  • Thurgood Marshall High School
  • Rise University Preparatory

high gear schools [edit ]

  • One Purpose School (K–12)
  • Thurgood Marshall High School
  • Joshua Marie Cameron Academy (7–12)
  • Coming Of Age Christian Academy (K–12)

Colleges [edit ]

After school programs [edit ]

  • YMCA—Bayview
  • College Track
  • Young Community Developers (YCD)
  • Faces SF—Bayview

Cosby visited Charles R. Drew Elementary in the Bayview during the 2000s where he scolded the school, families and community in a take down manner. A know behavior for Cosby at the clock. In 2004 Bill Cosby visited the Bayview-Hunter ‘s Point school, Charles Drew Elementary where he railed against students and parents, criticizing them by saying “ they must invest in their children ‘s department of education before they wind up adolescent moms, imprison inmates, drug dealers — or dead. ” In his speech — which was a subject of debate on bourgeois speak radio, on cable television receiver networks and in african american neighborhoods — Cosby lambasted low-income blacks for spending $ 500 on their children ‘s shoes, but not spending $ 250 on the educational joyride Hooked on Phonics. He furthered his ignorance by saying “ I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange lawsuit, ” he said in May. “ Where were you when he was 2 ? Where were you when he was 12 ? Where were you when he was 18, and how come you did n’t know that he had a pistol ? And where is the founder ? … You ca n’t keep saying that God will find a way. God is tired of you. ” then San Francisco schools foreman Arlene Ackerman wrote a letter to Cosby soon after the manner of speaking, inviting him to visit one of her three new “ Dream Schools, ” low-performing public schools overhauled to include long school days, Saturday educate, compulsory scholar uniforms, a more rigorous course of study and required contracts signed by parents pledging to be involved in their children ‘s education. He derided african Americans for wearing saggy pants, speaking improper English and giving children names like “ Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that bullshit. ” After his visit, Cosby praised the school, but he stressed that it was parents — not just the schools themselves — who needed to step up to ensure their children beat the statistics. “ Parents are 99 percentage, ” he said. “ School districts do n’t parent. They teach. ” [ 40 ] In 2017, mentorship nonprofit, Friends of the Children received a four-year $ 1.2 million grant from the Social Innovation Fund, which will allow the national program to expand into San Francisco ’ sulfur Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods. Friends of the Children provides long-run mentorship opportunities for children from kindergarten through high school. After 24 years of evaluation, the program was proven to increase high school graduation rates, decrease adolescent pregnancy, and reduce juvenile justice participation. [ 41 ]

Demographics [edit ]

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Bayview–Hunters Point ( ZIP 94124 ) had a population of 33,996, an increase of 826 from 2000. The census datum showed the single-race racial composition of Bayview–Hunters Point was 33.7 % african-american, 30.7 % Asian ( 22.1 % Chinese, 3.1 % Filipino, 2.9 % vietnamese, 0.4 % cambodian, 0.3 % indian, 0.2 % Burmese, 0.2 % Korean, 0.2 % japanese, 0.2 % Pakistani, 0.1 % lao ), 12.1 % White, 3.2 % native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ( 2.4 % Samoan, 0.1 % Tongan, 0.1 % Native Hawaiian ), 0.7 % native American, 15.1 % other, and 5.1 % mix slipstream. Of Bayview ‘s population, 24.9 % was of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any subspecies ( 11.5 % Mexican, 4.2 % Salvadoran, 2.6 % Guatemalan, 1.4 % Honduran, 1.4 % Nicaraguan, 0.7 % Puerto Rican, 0.2 % peruvian, 0.2 % spanish, 0.2 % Spaniard, 0.1 % colombian, 0.1 % Cuban, 0.1 % panamanian ). [ 42 ] According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Bayview–Hunters Point had the highest percentage of African-Americans among San Francisco neighborhoods, home to 21.5 % of the city ‘s Black population, and they were the prevailing heathen group in the Bayview. Census figures showed the share of African-Americans in Bayview declined from 48 % in 2000 to 33.7 % in 2010, while the percentage of asian and White ethnicity increased from 24 % and 10 %, respectively, to 30.7 % and 12.1 %. however the easterly character of the neighborhood had a population of 12,308 and is still approximately 53 % african-american. According to the 2005–2009 American Community Survey ( ACS ), the Bayview zone is estimated to have 10,540 caparison units and an estimated owner-occupancy rate of 51 %. The 2010 U.S. Census indicates the phone number of households to be 9,717, of which 155 belong to same-sex couples. median home values were estimated in 2009 to be $ 586,201, [ 4 ] but that has since fallen dramatically to around $ 367,000 in 2011, the lowest of any of San Francisco ‘s ZIP code areas. [ 43 ] Median Household Income was estimated in 2009 at $ 43,155. [ 4 ] rent prices in the Bayview remain relatively low, by San Francisco standards, with over 50 % of rents paid in 2009 at less than $ 750/mo. [ 44 ] A recent Brookings Institution report identified Hunters Point as one of five Bay Area “ extreme poverty ” neighborhoods, in which over 40 % of the inhabitants live below the Federal poverty level of an income of $ 22,300 for a family of four. [ 45 ] closely 12 % of the population in the Bayview receives populace aid income, three times the national average, and more than double the state average. While the Bayview has a higher percentage of the population receiving either Social Security or retirement income than the department of state or national averages, the dollar amounts that these people receive is less than the averages in either the state or the state .

marginalization [edit ]

Since the 1960s, the Bayview–Hunters Point community has been cited as a meaning exemplar of marginalization. [ 10 ] In 2011, it remained “ one of the most economically deprived areas of San Francisco ”. [ 46 ] Root causes include a working class populace historically segregated to the outskirts of the city, high levels of industrial befoulment, the closure of industry, and personnel casualty of infrastructure. [ 10 ] The results have been high rates of unemployment, poverty, disease and crime. [ 47 ] [ 10 ] [ 48 ] Attempts to mitigate the effects of marginalization include the city ‘s build of the Third Street light-rail line, establishment of the Southeast Community Facility ( SECF ) as a response from the SF Public Utilities Commission to a community-led campaign to balance environmental injustice associated with public utilities, [ 49 ] the Southeast Food Access Workgroup, [ 50 ] initially formed by the SF Department of Public Health as part of the SF Mayor ‘s ShapeUp SF health enterprise, and implementation of enhance local lease policy that recognizes that regulations requiring hiring for public projects prioritize City residents and contractors may not help specific neighborhoods where problem seekers and contractors may still be overlooked. Place-based and asset-based residential district build up programs networked through the Quesada Gardens Initiative began in 2002 adding direct grassroots public engagement to the social and environmental change landscape with a goal of preserving diverseness and encouraging longterm residents to reinvest in their neighborhood. The Hunter ‘s Point shipyard ‘s toxic consume pollution has been cited for exalted rates of asthma and other respiratory diseases among residents. [ 46 ] These adverse health effects coupled with rising housing costs contribute to what one community penis and organizer has characterized as behavior “ meeting the UN standard definition of genocide ”. [ 51 ] Gang and drug action, a well as a senior high school murder rate, have plagued the Bayview–Hunters Point zone. [ 52 ] A 2001 feature article in the San Francisco Chronicle cited feuding between small local gangs as the major lawsuit of the area ‘s unsolved homicides. [ 48 ] In 2011, The New York Times described Bayview as “ one of the city ‘s most crimson ” neighborhoods. [ 53 ] Police have made the removal of guns from the streets their top precedence in holocene years, leading to a 20 % refuse in major crimes between 2010 and 2011, including declines of 35 % in homicides, 22 % in aggravated assaults, 38 % in arson, 30 % in burglary, 34 % in larceny, 23 % in car larceny, and 39 % in looting. Lesser crimes have besides declined by about 24 % over the past year. [ citation needed ]

Food Desert & Food Swamp [edit ]

The USDA defines a food abandon as a area without access to alimentary, low-cost and quality whole foods. Food deserts are areas with a 20 percentage or greater poverty rate and where a third base of residents live more than a mile from a supermarket, farmers market or local grocery memory. In the “ grocery gap, ” researchers from Food Trust found african Americans are 400 percentage more probable to live in a community that lacks a full-service supermarket. [ 54 ] Until the deep 2000s the vicinity had no chain supermarkets. [ 55 ] In 2011, a San Francisco official described the area as “ a food abandon – an area with limit access to affordable, alimentary food like fresh produce at a life-size grocery store storehouse. ” [ 56 ] A large swath of the southeast sector of San Francisco sits within a Federally recognized food defect. [ 57 ] A Home Depot was approved by the city to be built in the area, but the Home Depot Corporation abandoned its plans following the late 2000s economic crisis. [ 58 ] Lowe ‘s took over Home Depot ‘s plans, and in 2010 opened their first store in San Francisco on the Bayshore Blvd. locate. In August 2011, UK supermarket chain Tesco, owner of Fresh and Easy stores, opened Bayview–Hunters Point ‘s inaugural new grocery store in 20 years, though this shop has closed as character of Fresh and Easy ‘s larger corporate exit from the United States. [ 56 ] [ 59 ] The region was the topic of a 2003 documentary, Straight Outta Hunters Point, [ 60 ] directed by lifelong Hunters Point resident Kevin Epps, and a 2012 sequel, “ Straight Outta Hunters Point 2, ” movies that expose the daily drama of gang-related wars plaguing a community already fighting for social and economic survival. The Spike Lee film Sucker Free City used Hunters Point as a backdrop for a narrative on gentrification and street gangs. [ 61 ] On Third Street, the area ’ second main commercial leach, there was a Taco Bell/KFC jazz band, a McDonald ’ second ( on Wallace Street ) and a Walgreens ( on Williams Street ) ; a nonmigratory of the Bayview clarified : “ The term ‘ food deluge ’ seems more accurate in that there ’ s food, but there ’ s a lack of easily gettable goodly foods that people of unlike cultures like. Let ’ s put it this manner : the neighborhood food landscape is improving all the time, but I still need to get on a bus or in a car to get a newly carrot. ” In 2002, the Quesada Gardens Initiative began with two people planting flowers and vegetables where outer space allotted ; now there are 3,500 members who volunteer. At last count, Quesada Gardens Initiative produced 10,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables in a year. The transformation has besides been boring but brace. [ 62 ] In 2011 Hunter ‘s Point was labelled as the United States ‘ top 9 worst food deserts [ 63 ] in that lapp year the Bayview District welcomed Fresh & Easy, an kip grocery chain owned by british food giant star Tesco. The Bayview location delivered watery sales, but it was barely alone : Tesco sold most of the stores and closed the rest in 2013, and the chain soon disappeared into bankruptcy. The store sat empty for a few years while former Supervisor Malia Cohen worked with erstwhile mayor Mayor Ed Lee and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development ( OEWD ) on finding a modern owner. They landed on Howard and Amanda Ngo. With a $ 250,000 investing from OEWD and $ 4.1 million from the Small Business Administration, the match hosted the distinguished open for their second Duc Loi ’ s Pantry at 5800 Third Street in 2016. But the storehouse closed in 2019 due to a range of factors, including miss of patronage from the surrounding community. Residents in the community voiced that both Fresh & Easy and Duc Loi ’ s Pantry could have done more to engage the locals. “ In a growing community where there are folks who have been here for decades and fresh folks coming in, you have to find that connection with everyone that is around you and let them know that your service is available, and I equitable feel that both entities did not necessarily do that. ” In October of 2021 it was made populace that a first-of-its-kind “ food authorization commercialize ” would be placed in at Third and McKinnon where the former Doc Loi Pantry and Fresh & Easy grocery store had been. The estimate is a residential district market that would distribute donated or subsidize food—but unlike a food bank, eligible shoppers would be able to pick and choose their own groceries and either pay for the goods at a subsidized price or obtain them for free. The market would besides host an on-site residential district kitchen focusing on culinary education and offer loose manner of speaking serve for seniors and those with mobility issues. The Food Empowerment Market idea stems from legislation introduced by District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai that allocates $ 1.5 million in startup funds from the Human Service Agency to establish the model for the raw market in partnership with a yet-to-be-named region nonprofit organization. Bayview-Hunters Pointhas the highest rates of fleshiness in San Francisco with less than five percentage of food sold in the region dwell of fresh produce. The neighborhood besides has the most residents ( chiefly seniors ) facing food insecurity than anywhere else in the city, according to a report from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. [ 64 ] [ 65 ] District 10 supervisor Shamann Walton supports the idea, stating it would provide residents with unprecedented healthy choices, and that he ’ second bright The City will get behind any deal assume between the current owners of the vacant quad and the Human Services Agency. This project would truly focus on seniors and families adenine well, Latino and Black seniors are twice ampere probably to be food insecure in San Francisco, according to The City ’ s COVID-19 Command Center report. Many of them live in Bayview-Hunters Point and historically have gloomy rates of registration in distribution and food manner of speaking programs, making them hard to reach. Families experience the risks of living in a food desert early and intensely. Nearly 27% of fraught Latina mothers and 20% of Black mothers in San Francisco don ’ t know where their next goodly meal is coming from. Children from those lapp families are besides the most probable to consume fast food than their white peers. Any and all efforts to combat food insecurity should focus on seniors and families, two groups particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, advocates and officials say. Doing so doesn ’ deoxythymidine monophosphate precisely make for healthier communities, it starts down the path toward ensuring equity in opportunity and access for all residents. [ 66 ]

Community activism [edit ]

In April 1968, baseball icon, hall-of-fame draftee, and San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays and Osceola Washington campaigned for “ Blacks and Whites together Fund Drive for Youth Activities this Summer. Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood Community Center. ” [ 67 ] A phone number of community groups, such as the India Basin Neighborhood Association, [ 68 ] the Quesada Gardens Initiative, [ 69 ] Literacy for Environmental Justice, [ 70 ] the Bayview Merchants ‘ Association, [ 71 ] the Bayview Footprints Collaboration of Community-Building Groups, [ 72 ] and Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice [ 73 ] work with community members, other organizations and citywide agencies to strengthen, improve, and battle for the protection of this divers contribution of San Francisco. Community gardening, artwork, and social history are popular in the area. The Quesada Gardens Initiative is a well recognized organization that has created a bunch of 35 community and backyard gardens in the heart of the region, including the original Quesada Garden on the 1700 blockage of Quesada Ave., the Founders ‘ Garden, Bridgeview Teaching and Learning Garden ( which won the 2011 Neighborhood Empowerment Network ‘s [ 74 ] “ Best Green Community Project Award, ” Krispy Korners, the Latona Community Garden, and the modern Palou Community Garden. Major public artwork pieces honor singular hyper-local history, grassroots affair, and the right of communities to define themselves .

renovation [edit ]

Linda Brooks-Burton Library [edit ]

The Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Library recast seen in the 2010s. The original Anna E. Waden Bayview Branch Library was opened as a shopfront facility in 1927. It was the thirteenth arm in the San Francisco Public Library system, replacing a “ library place ” that had been established in 1921. In 1969, a bolshevik brick build was built on the corner of 3rd Street and Revere Avenue in the Bayview-Hunters Point zone. With a bequest from Anna E. Waden, a clerical employee of the City of San Francisco. Miss Waden ‘s endow of $ 185,700 paid for the growth of this cooperative community project. The build was completed in February 1969, and the conventional commitment took place on July 12, 1969. The architect was John S. Bolles & Associates and the contractor was Nibbi Brothers. The façade included a sculpt by Jacques Overhoff. [ 75 ] Linda Brooks Burton, digest and raised in the Bayview was the Managing librarian at the Bayview branch for 15 years before promotion to District Manager. She worked for the SF Public Library for 30 years total. Brooks-Burton was the drive effect and central champion behind the new branch library build up undertaking. At the branch library, Linda co-founded the african american english History Preservation Project in 2007 to create digital archives about a vanishing piece of local history deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as collected and recorded data about the migration of blacks to jobs at the Hunters Point Shipyard and the culture that developed in the area. And co-founded the Bayview Footprints Network of Community Building Groups in 2008. Bayview Footprints brought together dozens of residential district groups that tell the story of the Bayview on-line. Officials with the library system said Brooks-Burton was an advocate for education, youth and families. She served on the Bayview residential district boards of Whitney Young Child Development Center ( now FACES SF ) and Healing Arts Youth Center and all six branches in the South East. Brooks-Burton passed away Sept. 19, 2013, from a sudden affection attack and some residents had been calling for the branch to be named after her following her death. Library officials said Brooks-Burton was a “ hardworking community supporter ” and officials called her the quiet champion behind the effort to build a fresh ramify library in the Bayview. The Anna E. Waden Library finished structure in 2013, it was renamed in award of Linda Brooks-Burton in 2015 and is located at Third Street and Revere. [ 76 ] [ 77 ] The construct facing is besides inspired by African fabric designs. In the buildings outside atrium are west african Adinkra symbols. [ 78 ]

renovation of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and environmental racism [edit ]

In 2016, Tetra Tech, the firm in charge of overseeing the killing of toxic material on the naval base, was charged with negligence. In response, the Navy was forced to momentarily cease transferring shipyard estate to Lennar for renovation. Hunters Point Naval Shipyard was a renovation visualize being spearheaded by Lennar on the 702 acres at Candlestick Point and the San Francisco Naval Shipyard. [ 79 ] The design called for 10,500 residential units, a new stadium to replace Candlestick Park, 3,700,000 square feet ( 340,000 m2 ) of commercial and retail space, an 8,000- to 10,000-square-foot ( 930 m2 ) sphere ; artists ‘ village and 336 acres of waterfront ballpark and recreational area. [ 80 ] The developers said the project would contribute up to 12,000 permanent wave jobs and 13,000 induce jobs. [ 81 ] The approval process required developers to address concerns of area residents and San Francisco politics officials. criticism of the stick out focused on the large-scale toxic clean-up of the industrial superfund program site, environmental affect of waterfront structure, shift of an deprive neighborhood populace and a needed build-up to solve transportation needs. [ 80 ] In July 2010, Lennar received initial approval of an environmental Impact Report from San Francisco supervisors. [ 81 ] [ 82 ] In September 2011, the court denied the transfer of property to Lennar prior to clean-up of contaminant. [ 46 ] Per a letter air from the EPA to the Navy, the work was placed on hold until “ the actual electric potential populace photograph to radioactive material at and near ” the shipyard can be “ clarified. ” [ 83 ]

“ I am Bayview ” campaign [edit ]

Partnered with the office of Supervisor of District 10 Malia Cohen and Bayview Underground, I am Bayview helmed by creative George McCalman and photographer Jason Madara created a series of images of photograph community members to visually communicate gentrification. George states that if “ one is going to move into a neighborhood, you should get to know the people who live there, not plainly displace an existing community. Gentrification is a hot push button emergence in San Francisco. This was our ocular reception. twenty-nine posters are now installed along the 3rd Street corridor of the Dogpatch and Bayview, capturing the Bayview residents who represent their neighborhood proudly. ” [ 84 ] I am Bayview has besides been national to criticism as some Bayview- and San Franciscan-born people felt it promoted the gentrification of the region. [ 85 ]

Pan-African flags [edit ]

In 2017, Supervisor Malia Cohen and the city of San Francisco “ tagged ” Third Street poles with bolshevik, black and fleeceable stripes in respect of Black History Month and to honor Black residents ‘ inheritance in Bayview–Hunters Point. [ 86 ] Cohen issued a statement issued a statement explaining the reason behind the paint : “ The intention of painting the flagpoles is to create a centripetal cultural marker for the Bayview, in the lapp vein as the italian flags painted on poles in North Beach, the designation of Calle 24 in the Mission and the bilingual street signs and gates upon entering Chinatown. This is about branding the Bayview neighborhood to honor and pay deference to the decades of contributions that African-Americans have made to the southeast vicinity and to the city. It ’ sulfur besides beautification for the streetscape. ” many neighbors were please to see the tribute to African-Americans ‘ residential district bequest. several early risers in the community took photos of the poles being painted, expressing their gratitude to Cohen. [ 87 ]

Arts and engineering [edit ]

Ike & Tina Turner performing in Hamburg, 1972. The copulate performed at Club Long Island during their early years on Third Street . Micheline in 1982 The Bayview has besides been a hushed hub for the arts since 1957 and engineering going back adenine far as 1984. Acts such as Ike and Tina Turner performed at the former Club Long Island located on what is immediately Third & McKinnon. [ 88 ]

METRAe BaHu [edit ]

Operating from 1987-1998, BaHu Gallery was a free-space, non-commercial art drift and installation placement in Bayview-Hunters Point ( BaHu ). BaHu was the second placement for the exhibition spaces sponsored by METRAe, primitively located in SOMA. The first METRAe show in 1984 featured beat poet Jack Micheline in a below ground, basement workshop. During the METRAe BaHu period, dozens of artists were provided display areas, receptions open to the public, etc. An inauguration show with multi-media artist S. Scott Davis III was curated by artist Dewey Crumpler, whose own employment can be seen on the exterior of the Joe Lee Gym in Bayview Town Center. Over the 10 class time period, participating artists included : Rene Yung, Susan Hersey, Tony Calkins, William Pattengill, Topher Delany, Jessica Bodner, Jack Freeman, and many others. [ 89 ]

Sculptures in Bayview [edit ]

In the Bayview, there are recorded eighteen sculptures across the region they are : [ 90 ]

  • Invocation by Pepe Ozan
  • SRL by Survival Research Laboratory
  • Ship Shape-Shifting Time by Nobuho Nagasawa
  • Copra Cane
  • Islais Sculpture by Cliff Garten
  • Heron’s Head Park Sculpture by Macchiarini Creative Design
  • Time to Dream by Amana Johnson
  • Sundial by Jaques Overhoff
  • Big Fish by William Wareham
  • Headless
  • Ndebele by Fran Martin
  • Bone Wall
  • The Butterfly Girl by Jason Webster
  • Gigantry by Matthew Passmore
  • Nautica Swing by Matthew Gellar
  • Bayview Horn by Jerry Ross Barish
  • Hale Konon (Ohlone Canoe) by Jessica Bodner

Murals in Bayview [edit ]

In the 1980s an artist named Brooke Fancher ‘s mural titled “ Tazuri Watu ” was commissioned and completed in 1987, “ Tazuri Watu ” has covered the english of a construction located at the intersection of 3rd and Palou for three decades. Over meter, the diachronic knead of art had faded, and vandals have defaced portions of it. Earl Shaddix, executive conductor of Economic Development on Third, called for its restoration. Shaddix applied for a $ 25,000 grant from the city through the District 10 Participatory Budgeting program, spearheaded by former Supervisor Malia Cohen ‘s agency. The program allows residents of a few districts in San Francisco to vote on funding erstwhile vicinity improvement projects. After a successful crusade, the city awarded the money in 2018, and planning for the restoration began. [ 91 ] The city commissioned a Malcolm X mural on the Kirkwood Star Market, painted by artist Refa-1 in 1997 [ 92 ] and the murals painted on Joseph Lee Recreational Center by artist Dewey Crumpler titled “ The Fire future Time ” ( presumably after the James Baldwin book of the lapp name ) in 1984 of Harriet Tubman, Paul Robeson, two Senufo birds which in african polish oversee the lives and creativity of the residential district, King Tut, Muhammed Ali, Willie Mays, Wilma Rudolph and Arthur Ashe. [ 93 ] On Egbert Street, painted by korean artist Chris “ Royal Dog ” Chanyang Shim in 2016, a mural features a young african-american girlfriend in a traditional korean hanbok gown with korean characters above her head translate to the give voice “ You will be a blessing. ” other artists that contributed to the 9 murals alone Egbert St are Cameron Moberg, Ricky Watts, Dan Pan, Strider, Annie, Vanessa Agana Espinoza, Mel Waters, William Holland crowned “ The Mayor of Egbert ” by the community. The murals were revealed during Imprint City ‘s “ block party ” and was by and large commissioned with private funds, but populace funds were secured by the California Arts Council. On April 21, 2021 Afatasi the Artist designed one of the new murals that production line Evans Avenue and Hunters Point Boulevard in Bayview-Hunters Point. [ 94 ] Along the Third Street corridor, there are many more murals including :

  • A piece featuring President Obama and Michelle Obama created by Mel Waters at the corner of Oakdale and 3rd St.
  • “Don’t Dump Oil,” created by artist Cameron Moberg’s above the community garden next to the Bayview Opera House and Old Skool Cafe, encourages locals to avoid polluting the local waterways by properly disposing of old oil instead of dumping it into drains or sewers.[95]
  • “Untitled”, by Bryana Fleming on Palou Ave at 3rd St. (2010)
  • “Southeast Community Facility Founders”, by Santie Huckaby on Oakdale Ave and Phelps St. (2007)
  • “Lenora Le Von”, by Bryana Fleming on 3rd St at Palou Ave. (2010)
  • “Untitled”, by an Unknown Artist on Quesada Ave & Newhall St.
  • “Candlestick Point Mural Project”, by Barbara Plant on 1150 Carroll Avenue. (1982)
  • “Untitled”, by Santie Huckaby and Eustinove Smith on 1520 Oakdale Ave. (1999)
  • “What’s Going On?”, by Christy Majano on Revere Ave and Selby St. (2011)
  • “Soul Journey”, by Precita Eyes on Carrol Ave & 3rd St. (2000)
  • “History of Bayview”, by Bryana Fleming on Palou Ave & 3rd St. (2011)
  • “Untitled”, by Christy Majano on 4820 3rd St and Bounty of the Bay by Fasm on 1605 Jerrold Ave. (2010)[96]
  • “Untitled”, by Andre Jones in collaboration with the Warriors & “Paint the Void” on the corner of 4442 3rd St. (2020)
  • “Untitled”, by CeCe Carpio on 4608 3rd St. (2020)
  • “Mario Woods”, by Unknown on Keith and Fitzgerald Street. (2018)
  • “Bayview Forever” by Elena Shao, featuring the Marvel comic book character Black Panther.
  • “Bayview Rise” is an illuminated animated mural located at the Port of San Francisco’s Pier 92 grain silos on Islais Creek. The project was created to create images that reflect the Bayview neighborhood’s changing economy, ecology, and community. Its large-scale graphics make its primary images visible from a distance but when viewed up close, it reveals the abstract patterns from which those images are composed. At night, the imagery is animated with lighting effects to allow viewers to enjoy the work throughout the day. The artwork was conceived to symbolize a gateway into Bayview Hunters Point and is visible and changing from day to night.[97] (2013)

Multimedia and technology [edit ]

Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code, nonprofit organization organization that focuses on providing engineering department of education for african-american girls, in the Bayview in 2011. [ 98 ] In 2012, Leila Janah started Samaschool with a fly plan in the Bayview-Hunters Point community. [ 99 ] [ 100 ] The model originally focused on educate students to perform digital work competitively, to prepare them for success on on-line exploit sites like oDesk and Elance. [ citation needed ] A collaboration was completed with singer-songwriter Michael Franti and Freq Nasty, in which Franti ‘s single “ The future ” was remixed in digest of a Bay Area nonprofit Beats for a Better Future to help create a music studio for at-risk young in Bayview-Hunters Point. [ 101 ] Although located in the Dogpatch zone not Bayview, long prison term center for technology and the arts, BAYCAT Studio ( short for Bay view Hunters Point C accede for A rts and T echnology provides a productive quad for low-income young, young people of discolor, and unseasoned women in the Bay Area to learn the technical side of multi-media production. According to their locate, BAYCAT exists “ to end racial, sex, and economic unfairness by creating powerful, authentic media while diversifying the creative diligence. Through the education and employment of low-income youth, young people of color, and young women in the Bay Area, and producing media for socially-minded clients, we are changing the stories that get shared with the populace. ” [ 102 ]

Imprint City, BayviewLIVE, and music performances [edit ]

Started by Tyra Fennell, Imprint City is a non-profit administration located in the Bayview that seeks to activate underutilized spaces with arts and culture events a well as community growth projects, encouraging increased foot traffic and economic vitality. The BayviewLIVE Festival, celebrates urban perform and ocular artists with past have headliners such as Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Kamaiyah, Nef the Pharaoh and Jidenna .

dance [edit ]

The Hunters Point Shipyard is home to the area ‘s largest artist colony, “ The point ”. [ 103 ] Zaccho Dance Theatre, founded by Artistic Director Joanna Haigood, one of the independent professional dance companies in BVHP since opening their studio in 1990. [ 104 ] In 2018 the Zaccho Dance Studio put on a be event titled, Picture Bayview Hunters Point that showcase the history of Bayview-Hunter ‘s Point through dance. [ 105 ] [ 106 ] other studios include all female dancing studio, Feline Finesse Dance Company. [ 107 ]

Landmarks and attractions [edit ]

historic buildings [edit ]

Four buildings historic buildings in the zone, which are listed in as San Francisco Designated Landmarks. The Bayview Opera House ( previously South San Francisco Opera House ), [ 108 ] located at 4705 Third St., was constructed in 1888 and designated a California landmark on December 8, 1968. It was nominated for the National Registry in 2010, [ 109 ] and won the Governor ‘s Award for Historic Preservation in 2011. [ 110 ] For Black History Month in 2014, Tony Saunders hosted an event at the opera house with particular guest. [ 111 ] In 2017 the Bayview opera house hosted Hercules in the Bayview presented by Theater of War Productions and featured dramatic readings by applaud actors Reg E. Cathey, Frances McDormand, Linda Powell, David Strathairn who read scenes from Euripides ‘ The Madness of Hercules. The event was partnered by Bret Harte School and OnePurpose School, the Golden State Warriors, Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, The San Francisco Foundation, KQED, The 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic, Infinity Productions Inc., former D10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, and The San Francisco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. [ 112 ] The Opera House has besides screened films such as The Hate U Give, Sorry to Bother You, Blindspotting, and Toni Morris : The Pieces I Am. The Albion Brewery was built in 1870 and opened as the Albion Ale And Porter Brewing Company ( this was besides the placement of the Hunters Point Springs and the Albion Castle ). [ 113 ] Located at 881 Innes Avenue, it was listed as a San Francisco Designated Landmark on April 5, 1974. [ 114 ] [ 115 ] Quinn House, located at 1562 McKinnon Avenue, was built in 1875 and listed as a San Francisco Designated Landmark on July 6, 1974. [ 116 ] Sylvester House at 1556 Revere was built in 1870 and listed as a San Francisco Designated Landmark on April 5, 1974. [ 117 ]

diversion areas [edit ]

Candlestick Park [edit ]

Candlestick Park served as an attraction in the Bayview from 1956 to 2013. On July 26, 2013, anterior to being demolished, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z brought the Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour to Candlestick Park. many acts prior and after had besides performed at Candlestick including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett, Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica and Paul McCartney. Pope John Paul II celebrated a Papal Mass on September 18, 1987 at Candlestick Park during his go of America .

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Swimming Pool [edit ]

In 1968, actor Steve McQueen and mayor Joseph Alioto attended the ceremonial innovative for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial swimming pool at Third Street and Carroll Avenue. The makers of McQueen ‘s movie ‘ Bullitt ‘, Warner Bros Studios, donated an initial $ 25,000 towards the pool ‘s construction in hopes to raise another $ 50,000 at the movie premiere. Director Woody Allen is besides credited with donating $ 5000 to this project. [ 118 ]

Parks [edit ]

Bayview is home to three big parks : Bayview Park, located on Key Avenue offers sweep views of the city ; Bay View Park accompanied by K.C. Jones playground and Martin Luther King Jr swimming consortium ; and the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area located on the bay south of Bayview Hill at Candlestick Point is a popular drawing card for kayakers and windsurfers. Heron ‘s Head Park, located in the northerly part of the neighborhood, is home to a recently resurgent population of Ridgway ‘s rails [ 119 ] and the EPA Award-Winning [ 120 ] Heron ‘s Head Eco Center. The Quesada Garden, [ 69 ] located on Quesada Avenue and 3rd Street in the heart of the region, is a landmark community open space on a public right-of-way. It is connected to a showcase community food producing garden ( Bridgeview Community Teaching and Learning Garden ) by two large murals produced with the community by artists Deidre DeFranceaux, Santie Huckaby, Malik Seneferu, and Heidi Hardin. together, these projects have turned one of the most dangerous and blight corridors in San Francisco into the safe route through the neighborhood, and have created a address point for residents and visitors. Karl Paige and Annette Young Smith, retired residents, started planting on an urban median clean in 2002, and were quickly joined by neighbors to complete what is now a 650-foot by 20-foot focal point for flowers, food, art and community building. thirteen mature Canary Island date handle trees on the freeze are on the San Francisco Registry of Historic Trees. In 2008 Annette Smith, one of the founders of the revitalized Quesada Community Garden. [ 121 ] In February of 2022, the city of San Francisco unveiled plans to create a Landmark at India Basin titled “ India Basin Waterfront Park ”. The partnership includes the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Trust for Public Land, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance. [ 122 ]

Ghost streets [edit ]

Earl Street along Hunter ‘s Point fence The Bayview and Hunter ‘s Point has many “ ghost streets ”, streets with long corridors that have been since the 1940s. “ Ghost streets ” exist at the streets Westbrook and Hunters View at the Westbook Public Housing at Fitch Street above Innes Avenue, “ Hudson Street ” ( the fence ) above Hawes and Innes. The slope here is a hot spot of native habitat, so aficionado of plants and insects. The locals treat Hudson Street as a way of relieving the heavy traffic on Hunters Point Blvd and Innes Avenue. Another is Earl Street which runs along the fence separating the India Basin Open Space and some private properties from the former Naval Base. [ 123 ]

“ All My USO ‘S ” [edit ]

annual at Gilman Park in Bayview, the Polynesian and Samoan community master of ceremonies a BBQ called “ All My Uso ‘s ” ( AMU ). The BBQ is held to honor both the inheritance of the communities vitamin a well as the humanness amongst people. Every year one of the founders JT Mauia who passed of cancer and community activist Taeotui “ Jungle Joe ” who tragically passed from artillery ferocity are honored. [ 124 ] At the barbeque kids get spare haircuts and face-paint jobs are besides offered. All My Uso ‘s ( AMU ) was founded in San Francisco, CA in 2015 and established as a non-profit constitution in 2017. AMU ’ mho deputation is to promote cultural identity while celebrating diverseness and authorization in underrepresented communities. [ 125 ]

Businesses on the Third Street Corridor [edit ]

The McDonalds on the Third Street corridor located on Wallace street besides along the Third Street corridor there were two Walgreens. One was located in the Bayview plaza ( which is now closed ) and another on Williams and Third Street ( previously a meat packing company which burned to the flat coat ). There is besides a McDonald ‘s located on Wallace Street and a Starbucks coffee in the Bayview plaza. Speakeasy Brewery offers tours and beer, and hosts live music at their “ Final Friday ” events. [ 126 ] Restaurants such as Chef Eskender Aseged ‘s Radio Africa & Kitchen, [ 127 ] Old Skool Cafe, [ 128 ] The Jazz Room, Limón Rotisserie, [ 129 ] and Brown Sugar Kitchen, [ 130 ] join an existing group of established restaurants up and down the Third Street corridor, including Frisco Fried, [ 131 ] El Azteca burrito shop, Las Isletas, Yvonne ‘s Southern Sweets, and “ Butcher Town ” which includes Gratta Wines and Fox and Lion Bakery. The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, [ 132 ] located on Jerrold Ave., has been at the center of food distribution in San Francisco since long before moving to its Bayview localization in 1963. [ 133 ] After 60 years, the historic and iconic Sam ‘s Jordan ‘s Bar and Grill at 4004 3rd Street closed in 2019. Sam Jordan ‘s Bar and Grill was the oldest african-american prevention in San Francisco. The Galvez block was renamed “ Sam Jordan ‘s Way ” in his honor. [ 134 ] In June 2020, San Francisco native, Reese Benton, opened the cities first gear black-owned woman-led cannabis dispensary, Posh Green Retail Store. [ 135 ]

Mother Brown ‘s Dining Room [edit ]

Mother Brown ‘s Dining Room United Council of Human Services has been a long staple in the Bayview and provides two meals a day to area homeless in the Bayview District but due to permit issues, beds can not be provided indeed plastic chairs are provided rather. [ 136 ]

5700 and 5800 Third Street [edit ]

Between 2012–2019, the 5700 and 5800 Third Street area in the Bayview was the host of many businesses including Wing Stop, Limón Rotisserie, [ 137 ] Fresh and Easy grocery store storehouse ( closed in accrue 2013 ), [ 138 ] locally owned grocery memory Duc Loi ( closed in 2019 ), [ 139 ] [ 140 ] angstrom well as restaurants such as CDXX, [ 141 ] and Corner Café. [ 142 ] [ 143 ] none of which have been able to remain open due to the placement along the Third Street corridor .

post offices [edit ]

The Evans Street stake office, one of the largest military post offices in San Francisco The Bayview presently has two major USPS offices, the second-largest branch ( future to Napoleon Street ) located on Evans Street, and a smaller ramify on Williams Street. The USPS in 2011 told Bayview postal employees, community leaders, and local politicians that the blockage of Bayview ‘s Williams localization was “ not in the plans ” and “ off the mesa ”. Months belated, all Bayview postal customers were mailed official notifications of an at hand settlement. This stirred up controversy in the immediate community, sparking frustrations and shock. From residents to politicians, many cited racial and sociable bias as the reasoning for the settlement of the localization. Residents were encouraged to use their voices and call local the local postmaster. [ 144 ] In 2012 postmaster Raj Sanghera announced that the Bayview Williams placement was taken off the blockage number, with other branches as well located in Visitacion Valley, Civic Center, McLaren Station, and San Bruno Avenue. [ 145 ] During the COVID pandemic in 2020, after calling for a # DontMessWithUSPS Day of Action and nearing the November 2020 elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up at the Bayview Post Office in San Francisco on Williams Street to discuss her new poster funding the USPS and blocking the Trump administration ‘s overhaul of it. She besides had won concessions on mail delivery. [ 146 ] Pelosi accompanied with District 10 supervisor, Shamann Walton exclaimed that the Trump government had been trying to “ tamper ” with the mail-in ballots by closing respective mail offices across the country. other speakers at the Bayview consequence included letter carriers, person whose postbox had been removed, and a veteran with epilepsy who depends on the postal service for medicine. [ 147 ]

transportation [edit ]

The Bayview is served by the Muni bus and lightly rail system. Caltrain commuter rail avail runs the easterly depart of the vicinity. The rail line once served the Paul Avenue station in the Bayview until it closed in 2005. The department of transportation system enables trips that are minutes to/from business district being 1/2 mile from Hwy 101 and Interstate 280, and 1.5 miles from Dogpatch and UCSF-Mission Bay. The region is besides 15 minute manner from SFO. afford in 2007, the T-Third Street telephone line, a tune extension of the Muni Metro system, linked Bayview-Hunters Point to downtown San Francisco. In accession to facilitating a connection between the region and the lie of the city, many residents cite the T-Third Street besides being a contributing factor to rising property values and housing prices in the area. [ 148 ] The 15 Bayview “ Express ” note that runs from the Bayview to downtown San Francisco Muni transit lines that run through the Bayview include :

active lines [edit ]

  • T Third Street
  • 23 Monterey
  • 54 Felton
  • 24 Divisadero
  • T Owl
  • 9 San Bruno
  • 9R San Bruno Rapid
  • 10 Townsend
  • 15 Bayview-Hunters Point Express
  • 19 Polk
  • 29 Sunset
  • 33 Ashbury/18th Street
  • 44 O’Shaughnessy
  • 48 Quintara/24th Street
  • 54 Felton
  • 56 Rutland
  • 67 Bernal Heights
  • 90 San Bruno Owl
  • 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl.

Defunct lines [edit ]

San Francisco 49ers pre and post game-day shuttles [edit ]

  • 75X Candlestick Express Balboa Park Station
  • 77X Candlestick Express California and Van Ness
  • 78X Candlestick Express Funston and California
  • 79X Candlestick Express Sutter and Sansome
  • 86 Candlestick Shuttle Bacon and San Bruno
  • 87 Candlestick Shuttle Gilman and Third Street

In popular culture [edit ]

Sun-Reporter ‘s greatest editor and one of the most influential African American journalists on the West Coast in the 20th century.Thomas C. Fleming, thes greatest editor and one of the most influential African American journalists on the West Coast in the 20th century.

  • The San Francisco Bay View is an African-American newspaper with headquarters located on Third Street.
  • Thrasher magazine also houses headquarters in the Bayview.
  • The Examiner prints out of the Bayview.
  • The Sun-Reporter, a historic weekly newspaper, operates out of Bayview.

radio receiver [edit ]

  • Radio station KYA broadcast out of Bayview Park until it was sold to the Hearst Publishing Company in 1934, becoming the full-time voice of the San Francisco Examiner.
  • KALW 91.7 FM local public radio and the San Francisco Arts Commission to tell the stories of the people who live, work, and have a positive impact on San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood

film [edit ]

Full-length films [edit ]

short films [edit ]

  • Palm Trees Down 3rd Street, is a short film and film festival winner, directed by Maria Judice, that features the 3rd street corridor.[151]

Music video [edit ]

music video with outstanding artists that feature the Bayview or Hunter ‘s detail [edit ]

Documentaries [edit ]

  • The short film Point of Pride, released in 2014, is a documentary that focuses on the Bayview-Hunter’s Point social uprising of the 50s and 60s.[156]
  • Straight Outta Hunters Point[157] was a widely successful early 00s documentary made by filmmaker Kevin Epps showcasing the gang violence in Bayview-Hunter’s Point.
  • Bay View Hunter’s Point: San Francisco’s Last Black Neighborhood? an Andante Higgins produced documentary (2004)
  • A Choice of Weapons (2008)[158]

television [edit ]

  • KQED aired news footage of Bobby Kennedy and George Murphy describing their impressions of housing in Bayview Hunters Point in 1967. The footage also included representatives of Bayview Hunters Point, including Osceola Washington, Harold Brooks and Suzanne Cook.
  • Discovery Channel’s, Forgotten Planet – Episode 3 focuses on the Hunter’s Point Shipyard.[159]
  • Sam Jordan’s Bar appeared on an episode of Spike’s Bar Rescue.[160]
  • During the Versuz battle of the Bay between Bay Area legends, E-40 and Too Short. Too Short shouted out the Bayview community. (2021)[161]

luminary residents [edit ]

Marcus Orelias, recording artist, entrepreneur and Bayview native .

music [edit ]

Film, dramaturgy, and television [edit ]

Sports and seaworthiness [edit ]

checkup [edit ]

  • Deundra Hundon, birth worker and one half founder of Bare with Me.
  • Dr. Arthur H. Coleman (1920–2002), the first black physician and one of the last privately practicing family doctors in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point district.[183]
  • Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai (born 1952), nutritionist, environmental activist and former professional gymnast responsible for winning the San Francisco Citywide Gymnastics Competition in 1964.[184]

education [edit ]

  • Linda Brooks-Burton, was a librarian, educator, activist, and loved member of the Bayview community. The main Bayview library is named in her honor.[185][186]

Politics and activism [edit ]

See besides [edit ]

References [edit ]

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