Hunters Disa-Point

Although Hunters Point has a reputation for being an unsafe neighborhood with its higher crime than other SF ‘hoods and its presence of toxic waste, there is also a large community of artists and other folk that like the low rent and fairly quiet bayside housing. Friends of sf.metblogs, Laughing Squid, housed their headquarters at the historic Albion Castle in Hunters Point for many years. The Golden Gate Railroad museum also calls Hunters Point home.

Although it is a good thing that the toxic waste cleanup will be in full swing early next year, the efforts will push out the hundreds of the inhabitants that live and create in Hunters Point. Notices were sent to some of the tenants that they need to be out in six months.

Bummer.

In my recent searches for an apartment, I’ve been tempted by the low rents and creative community in Hunters Point, but right now probably isn’t the best time. I look forward to seeing the area grow and improve in the next few years!

photo by Nicole Lee, taken during the Laughing Squid Blog Launch Party at Albion Castle this past April

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