billion dollar bequest from Joan Kroc, the widow of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc. Adjacent to the Kroc center is Railton Place, a 110 unit apartment complex run by the Salvation Army for former foster youth, homeless veterans, and adults recovering from addictions. Culture In recent years, residents have spearheaded a local arts revival. In 1987, residents and others from the Aarti Hotel on Leavenworth Street founded the 509 Cultural Center at 509 Ellis Street. After the 1989 earthquake damaged that facility, artists founded The Luggage Store at 1007 Market, at the intersection of 6th Street, Market, Taylor and Golden Gate Avenue. In 1989 the Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center (TREC) spun off from St Anthony foundation and operated a cultural center including dance, music, writing quilting, and other arts workshops in the St. Boniface Neighborhood Center. Artists and activists such as Eric Ehn from the Iowa Writing Workshop and Theatre Artaud; Miya Masoaka, a recording artist with Asian Improv Records; Lucy Jane Bledsoe, published novelist and writer for the East Bay Express; Pearl Ubungen, choreographer; Ben Clarke, Founding Editor of Freedom Voices; and Maketa Groves, poet and published author at Curbstone Press; and Tenderloin resident and Athabaskan poet Mary TallMountain offered numerous free workshops. TREC and its publishing project Freedom Voices continue to offer workshops on an occasional basis at the Public Library, Hospitality House, the Faithful Fools and other locations in the neighborhood. Tender Leaves, the Center's literary journal was published from 1987-2006. From 2006 to 2009, ''The Loin's Mouth'', conceived by its editor Rachel M., was a semi-quarterly publication about life in the Tenderloin and Tendernob areas. Since then, others have come about to fill the gap including the ''Tenderloin Reading Series'', which is a quarterly literary event in the neighborhood as well as The Tender, which is a local journal focusing on the events, food, and politics of the neighborhood. In 2006, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts was formed to produce, exhibit, and develop creativity with the most contemporary new media technologies. Initially located on Taylor Street in an San Francisco, California, United States type Nightclub
; and not as a "Chinatown" per se. As with historic Chinatown, Little Saigon plans to construct an arch signifying its entrance, as well as directional street signs leading to the community. Location The actual peak of Nob Hill lies slightly to the northwest, approximately at the intersection of Jones and Sacramento Streets. South of Nob Hill is the shopping district of Union Square (Union Square, San Francisco), the Tenderloin, San Francisco
to this neighborhood he was making so much money on the side soliciting bribes that now he could eat tenderloin (beef tenderloin) instead. ref>
were able to afford the good cut of meat. Yet another story, also likely apocryphal, is that the name is a reference to the "loins" of prostitutes (Prostitution). The Tenderloin borders the Mission Market Street corridor, which follows the Spaniards' El Camino Real (El Camino Real (California)), which in turn traced an ancient north south Indian trail. The Tenderloin is sheltered by Nob Hill (Nob Hill, San Francisco), and far enough from the San Francisco Bay bay
, video shops and other stores were created at this time, which still exist. The Tenderloin has a long history as a center of alternate sexualities, including several historic confrontations with police. The legendary female impersonator Rae Bourbon, a performer during the Pansy Craze, was arrested in 1933 while his show "Boys Will Be Girls" was being broadcast live on the radio from Tait's Cafe at 44 Ellis Street. San Francisco, California, United States type Nightclub
. In the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, the gang was involved in extortion, drug sales, and murder for hire. Graffiti art and tagging are a common problem in the neighborhood. Dealing and use of illicit drugs occurs on the streets. Property crimes are common, especially theft from parked vehicles. Violent acts occur more often here and are generally related to drugs. The area has been the scene of escalating drug violence in 2007, including brazen daylight shootings, as local gangs from San
and playgrounds were created including first Boeddeker Park, a multi-use facility, then the youth-oriented Tenderloin Playground, followed by a number of mini-playgrounds. Boeddeker (Alfred Boeddeker) Park, located at the corner of Eddy and Jones Streets, is one of the most used parks per square foot in the City but has had difficulty meeting the needs of the neighborhood's varied communities. It is often unused by children and is commonly occupied by drug Substance dependence addicts
and promoting "Zine Weekends." Crime The Tenderloin is a high-crime neighborhood, particularly violent street crime such as robbery and aggravated assault. Seven of the top ten violent crime plots (out of 665 in the entire city as measured by the San Francisco Police Department) are adjacent plots in the Tenderloin and Sixth and Market area. The neighborhood was considered to be the origin of a notorious Filipino gang Bahala Na Gang or BNG, a gang imported from the Philippines
Francisco, and others from around the Bay Area battle for turf. "3 Tenderloin slayings are called drug-related", ''San Francisco Chronicle, April 26, 2007 14 of the city's 98 homicides took place in the area in 2007.
participants and arresting several prominent citizens. One of the first "gay riots", pre-dating the Stonewall riots in New York, happened at Compton's Cafeteria (Compton's Cafeteria riot) Documentary movie Screaming Queens: the Riot at Compton's Cafeteria http: www.screamingqueensmovie.com at Turk and Taylor Streets in August 1966 when the police, attempting to arrest a drag queen, sparked a riot that spilled into the streets. Prior to the emergence
: www.allaboutjazz.com php article.php?id 11727 Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk ''At the Blackhawk'' Gerry Mulligan, and other jazz greats recorded live albums for Fantasy Records in the late 1950s and early 1960s. With housing consisting almost entirely of single-room-occupancy hotel rooms, studio and one bedroom apartments, the Tenderloin historically housed single adults and couples. After World War II
The '''Tenderloin''' is a neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, California, in the flatlands on the southern slope of Nob Hill (Nob Hill, San Francisco), situated between the Union Square (Union Square, San Francisco) shopping district to the northeast and the Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco) office district to the southwest. It encompasses about 50 square blocks, is a large wedge triangle in shape (point faces East), and a conservative description has it bounded on the north by Geary Street, on the east by Mason Street, on the south by Market Street (Market Street (San Francisco)) and on the west by Van Ness Avenue. The northern boundary with Lower Nob Hill (Neighborhoods in San Francisco#Lower Nob Hill) historically has been set at Geary Street (Geary Boulevard).
The terms Tenderloin Heights or The Tendernob (Tendernob) refer to the area around the indefinite boundary between the Upper Tenderloin and Lower Nob Hill. The eastern extent, near Union Square, overlaps with the Theater District (San Francisco Theater District). Part of the western extent of the Tenderloin, Larkin and Hyde Streets between Turk and O'Farrell (Jasper O'Farrell), was officially named "Little Saigon (Little Saigon#San Francisco)" by the City of San Francisco.