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Best New "It" Neighborhood San Francisco 2007 - NOPA

People who haven't lived in San Francisco for a few years will raise their eyebrows and make their eyes all big and say, "oooh," if you tell them you live in the area historically known as the Western Addition. What they don't know (and let's try to keep it our secret), is that the area north of the panhandle (NOPA) along Divisadero is San Francisco's up-and-comin'-est new 'hood. It's no longer a place where shoving to get to the front of the line at Popeye's might get you shot. While the Ethiopian bar/restaurant Waizema has been a groovy, red-carpeted classic since Tina and Ike hung out there in the 1970s, new bastions of cool like late-night restaurant NOPA, Bar 821, Little Star Pizza, and Tsunami sushi (complete with a resident sake god — JoJo) make the Western Addition an excellent place to while away an evening.
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truth
truth

get over yourself and your self righteous crap - plenty of other hoods you can move to if you like to live near gangbangers so much

Jennifer McLin Ramirez
Jennifer McLin Ramirez

I grew up in "NOPA", previously the "Western Addition" and previous to that!...the Fillmore District, in the 60's. While it was not a good neighborhood, at least it had character. The City is becoming homogenized and that is not a good thing!

art
art

God forbid the white people would have to say they live near the niggers, oh no, let's trash a neighborhood name with historic significance in favor of yet some other silly-assed two-syllable abortion to make ourselves trendy. Thank you, Unknown Writer, for reiterating the correct name for this neighborhood in your last sentence.

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