Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin District

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On Sunday, several streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District were blocked off so people could walk, bicycle, skateboard, etc.

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A belly dancer showed her skills for an appreciative crowd.

Summing up this neighborhood is difficult. The Tenderloin is a complex neighborhood. It is one of the last nearly affordable places for working people and recent immigrants to live in San Francisco. Lot of families with young children live here. There is a large Vietnamese population. There is a long and honored tradition of transgender people in the Tenderloin. It also has more that its share of hopelessness, despair, addiction, grime, stuff like that. So it was nice to have Sunday Streets bring in some happiness and light. Plus it was a nice warm day.

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This young fellow demonstrated the skateboard move known as ‘ the coffin’. At least he wore a helmet.

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A Stevie Wonder remix played, and these folks were having fun.

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Where the wild things are.

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