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
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-tenderloin date 31 March 2011 accessdate 13 June 2014 claiming "the city deserves a neighborhood named after a delicious cruelty-free food instead of the flesh of an abused animal". San Francisco, California, United States type Nightclub
Francisco . While in San Francisco, she lived on the edge of homelessness in the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco) district. She was introduced to painting at the Hospitality House, a free community arts center. - 27 Bryant Jackson and Van Ness (Van Ness Avenue (San Francisco)) Cesar Chavez and Mission (Mission Street) Nob Hill (Nob Hill, San Francisco), Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco), South of Market, San Francisco South of Market
clients." The Care Through Touch Institute (CTI), located between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, offers free seated massage therapy to clients in the Tenderloin community. The founder and director of CTI, Mary Ann Finch, began offering services here in 1997, after being inspired by her volunteer work with Mother Teresa in India. Today, CTI serves primarily low-income and homeless clients at sites such as the Gubbio Project at St. Boniface Church, Tenderloin
Self-Help, Tom Waddell health clinic, MCSC, and Martin de Porres House of Hospitality. CTI also offers a 180-hour training in "Seated Massage Therapy, Social Consciousness, and Spiritual Practice" for people who are interested in volunteering with CTI. Religious institutions providing community services to the Tenderloin include Glide Memorial Church, which was reinvigorated by Cecil Williams in 1963, St. Anthony's (St. Anthony Dining Room), a program of the Franciscans
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.
and intoxicated (Drunkenness) people during the daytime. Periodically there are efforts to improve the park, such as holding free concerts. The Tenderloin Children's Playground, on Ellis Street between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets, was opened in 1995 and has attractive indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and hosts a number of community and family events. Sgt. John Macaulay Park, named after a San Francisco police officer who was killed in the adjacent alley while on duty, is a small gated
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 space, they have since moved across the street to rent space from The Warfield. "GAFFTA has moved" The Tender, April 1, 2011 ref>
is the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theater. In his seminar 'Take Charge of Your Life', Jim Rohn recounted his visits to the Tenderloin to experience the "human tragedy". He described his visit to a bar in the Tenderloin where the bar tender told him about a dancer by the name of Cookie, who was severely crippled and had a child suffering from leukemia. Murals The Tenderloin serves as a mecca for the art scene in San Francisco, housing the "White Walls" gallery and "
;Shooting Gallery". The Tenderloin has been home to mural work by artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Mike Giant, Blek Le Rat and Dan Plasma. The "Book & Job" gallery has become known for hosting skating legends such as Tommy Guerrero
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.