Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Supra-Manhattan Rents and Gentrification at a Pace That Would Make Bushwick Blush"

"Brand-new Teslas with vanity plates like DISRUPTD drift down the streets of the Mission District, where pawnshops and porn stores used to be. Paper millionaires spend their nights at the Battery, a members-­only club with a tech-heavy roster and a $10,000-per-night penthouse suite. Upscale restaurants pop up at regular intervals, each with a more elite clientele and a more Portlandia-esque menu—everything from the $4 artisanal toast that sparked a citywide craze to the underground supper clubs serving kombucha pairings with sustainable-seafood dinners. Finding an affordable apartment in the city has become, as one tech worker lamented to me recently, 'a Hunger Games scenario.'"

In a 2014 New York article, Kevin Roose asks, "Is San Francisco New York?"

And Scott Lucas at San Francisco imagines "If 'American Psycho' Was About a San Francisco Techie."

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