Bay Area San Francisco Tenderloin

Daily Life in the Tenderloin

The San Francisco Deluxe Sightseeing Tour company offers a “hop-on/hop-off” service throughout the city; tourists enjoy the history of the Tenderloin and Civic Center areas, and pass the historic Warfield Theatre on Taylor Street, Monday, Oct. 2, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

Courtney Price, bartender at Emperor Norton’s Boozeland in the Tenderloin, serves cold drinks while watching the San Francisco 49ers fail to beat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 1, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

A woman sleeps in a makeshift bed on Golden Gate Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 1; a sad but all too common scene in the Tenderloin, the neighborhood with the highest rate of homelessness in San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

Love letters and messages from friends cover the green public public restroom on Larkin Street, where transgender DJ and activist “Bubbles” was shot and killed last month, many in the Tenderloin were familiar with this eccentric member of their community, and mourn her loss, Sept. 20, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

Two SFPD officers walk their route around the Tenderloin Police Station on Monday, part of a city-wide effort to combat crime with more on-foot officers and neighborhood interaction, Oct. 2, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

SFPD rush to turn onto Larkin St. from Eddy St., after keeping an eye on young partiers leaving a day-time pool party at the Phoenix Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 1, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

 

A man spends the afternoon playing basketball at Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park, one of the few open spaces residents and families of the Tenderloin have to enjoy, on Monday, Oct. 2, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

“Ruby” the pitbull relaxes in the shade on the corner of Ellis and Hyde streets, wrapped up in a ruby-red blanket and enjoying her afternoon on Monday, Oct. 2, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

Similar sidewalk conditions can be found throughout the Tenderloin; a man heads to work, but must work his way around the permanent homeless encampments on Eddy Street, Monday, Oct. 2, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

Sidewalks on Taylor Street this Sunday, Oct. 1, constantly being affected by construction, and deemed too narrow by the SFMTA; their Safer Taylor Street Project aims to fix conditions on Taylor St. beginning in 2019, part of the change will be wider sidewalks, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

Deirdre Weinberg, local artist, volunteers her time paints colorful murals on the public trash bins along Eddy Street across from Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park, Monday, Oct. 2, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

The owner of the busy New Princess Market, on the corner of Eddy St. and Hyde St., it is one of the many mini markets in the Tenderloin that provide grocery services to the neighborhood; many large grocery chains have yet to move into the area. Monday, Oct. 2, San Francisco. (Geoff Scott/ BayNewsNow)

About the author

Geoff Scott

Geoff Scott

Geoff Scott is a student at San Francisco State University, majoring in Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice. He recently transferred from El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., and was an intern at the Union Newspaper. Geoff hopes to one day work in data journalism, he also plans to teach English abroad after graduation.