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NYT Disses La Lengua

November 28, 2009

The New York Times waxes rhapsodic over Bernal Heights and Glen Park in the Nov 27 Escapes section.

Looks like someone broke out the thesaurus:

Bernal Heights Natural Area, a 24-acre knob of red Franciscan chert that rises from a sea of colorful row houses like the prow of a ship, has a 360-degree view of San Francisco in its pastel glory. The city ripples into the distance in all directions…

(Knob of red chert? Pastel glory? Perhaps the author was attacked by a Pantone color wheel as a child.  Hey, Pastel Glory would be a great name for a band.)

They properly acknowledge Mission as the western border of Bernal, but they then have the nerve to diss La Lengua:

The 24th Street Mission BART stop is actually closer to Bernal Heights than is the Glen Park station, but the walk from there has little scenic appeal.

Ha ha, little do they know that Mission St is a giant DMZ and Valencia is the way to go. (Oh crap, looks like they already do.)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. fhdsjoa permalink
    November 28, 2009 11:25 pm

    the only 24 acre knob around these parts is the woman who wrote that story. and what’s with pimping the least interesting restaurant on cortland

  2. Chris permalink
    December 1, 2009 9:29 am

    All these ‘exploratory’ pieces on SF by various NY publications are becoming extremely tiring.

    They’re just jealous cuz we have better pizza.

  3. Sean permalink
    December 1, 2009 9:59 am

    This is good. Every time the NYT has a writeup on something in the neighborhood, it becomes crowded and the local feel is eliminated. La Lengua should feel fortunate that it averted the curse of the NYT glowing review. Check out Cortland next weekend, and you’ll see.

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