Lex Leifheit
A few of the many reasons I love Outer Sunset:
-the ocean
-the park (Golden Gate)
-the parklets, where I have met countless neighbors
-coffee, toast and Toyose
-the small business owners who are always friendly and welcoming even when they are busy with daytrippers on the weekends
-the shop owners who make community investments, e.g. hanging local art on their walls and hosting district events
-the surfers, many of whom are passionate environmentalists
-more than any other place I've lived, this is a place where people of different ages, races and cultural traditions meet and connect while sharing and enjoying the great outdoors
-despite a high cost of living, there are many artists of all ages who have purchased homes and put down roots in this "far out west" fringe of the city
-on the weekends there is usually something fun, exciting and free to do within a 20-minute bike ride
and, of course ... the sunset!
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Lex Leifheit

I love farmers markets! But I wonder how this would impact the local food co-op, Other Avenues. We are fortunate to have access to locally-sourced food seven days a week. Maybe there is something that has the spirit of an open-air market and supports nearby businesses.

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Lex Leifheit

Carville Annex recently opened and has a curated lending library. You can get a book and walk less than one block to Beachside or Outerlands or Java Beach. Weather permitting, there are several parklets nearby. carvilleannex.com/index.php?/r...

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Posted Nov 9, 2012
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Jun 10, 2013

This sounds great, Lex. Bookmarking it on foursquare and sharing it with a friend that's obsessed with all things books in San Francisco.

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Lex Leifheit

In Hartford, CT they funded planters through a program called Hartford Blooms, which invited people and local businesses to sponsor the planters. The startup cost was $25k, $11k was funded through a Community Development Block Grant and over 100 people each put up $100 to fund a planter in the city: articles.courant.com/1997-07-0...

Hartford Blooms Blossoming In 3rd Year

Celebrating its third year, the Hartford Blooms program's success is evident in the hundreds of additional flower pots throughout the city this summer.The program, the result of a partnership...

articles.courant.com/1997-07-0...

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