Bikes to Books 2017 Beer Social!
Wednesday, Jan 25, 7-9 pm
Benders Bar and Grill
806 S. Van Ness, SF
Join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” for our first 2017 beer social where we’ll be talking up our collaborative mapping project and tour and generally geeking out with fellow amateur historians, bicycle enthusiasts, and readers, while enjoying some tasty adult beverages at our fave neighborhood watering hole.
No bike required for this little get-together, just an appreciation for bikes, books, maps, or beer!
Hey look I made a map!
Click on the animated version NOW
The D3 code and GeoJSON is here. It is based on Noah Veltman’s example of the California coast. Thanks Noah!
I generated the borders of contiguous San Francisco (man we have a lot of islands) via the shapefile from SFgov and a lot of clicking in QGIS. (It included piers that no longer exist!)
Here’s the rotated version.
If you know anything about the Mission you know this picture.
I was just in El Royal Cuckoo having a beer after work when the proprietor Deb (who also ran the greatly missed Way Out Cafe) brought the “taqueria paintings” up. “You will know them, I guarantee you.” She then showed me this site and my immediate reaction was wtf WTF WTF.
“He moved here (the Mission) in the ’60’s, and I remember him talking about it being very difficult to be here. He was a janitor but he had some relatives who helped him with a place to stay. One time I went to look for him, he had a studio at Valencia and 14th, in a parking lot, underground, just a little corner with all these cars in there. He had all his paint cans, and I said, “Hey Cordova, how can you paint in this place?” And he said, “It’s all right. In the morning everybody takes their cars and goes to work. By 11:00 am it is empty.” That was his studio. So at night he would go around to all the bars and see people.”
I am glad to have learned about Cordova. Wish I had sooner.