Editor's note: The responses and living conditions in this story are relayed as told to SFGATE and could not be independently verified. Alexis, a year-old homeless heroin addict, told me she had a boyfriend when I met her sitting outside a camping tent in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood last month. Alexis and the year-old man who calls himself Wizdom Williams, were sharing the tent set up on Mission Street, a location she said would be permanent for only a few days before police scooted them away. You never plan for it. Wizdom said he needed to sleep next to a woman at night for warmth.
Wizdom said he needed to sleep next to a woman at night for warmth.
May 09, Only 55 feet wide, counting sidewalks, it was the tightest of the city's main downtown streets. Even so, Robert wasn't especially narrow by St. Paul standards. Dec 06, For this newest installment, I talked to 20 people about dating and homelessness, and while half said it's impossible on the streets, the other half shared stories of relationships or said they're. Mar 19, Jones said he expects the online dating world to change dramatically. "We are all well-versed on STDs," Jones said. "Now, a sniffle or cough is a lot more frightening than it was a few.
He told me a story about how while he was serving in the U. He also said Alexis isn't his only girlfriend. For a series on homelessness, I've been asking people without housing questions, from "How did you end up on the streets?
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These are questions that don't get asked in government surveys and help provide a look into the everyday lives of people many of us walk by in San Francisco. For this newest installment, I talked to 20 people about dating and homelessness, and while half said it's impossible on the streets, the other half shared stories of relationships or said they're open to meeting someone.
This homeless man was excited to talk about his new relationship with a woman who, like him, is trying to build a life off the streets. They pay you with gift cards to help clean up the city. I met her there.
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And now I have a job working 40 hours a week. I also clean streets for an organization called Block by Block. This woman has been dating the same man for three years, and hopes they'll soon both get off drugs and create a new life together. I think he's being transferred to a program soon so I think he'll get clean. He has has been using dope [heroin] 10 years.
I've only been using three years.
I met him on the street in Concord. He asked me for a cigarette. We had a mutual friend, and we became hella good friends. We used to live in the Sunnyside Hotel in San Francisco.
By this time next year, I want to be clean with him and back in school.
She first experienced homelessness while living with her father in a shelter at age four. This guy met his girlfriend in San Francisco, and now he's about to move to Nebraska, where she relocated, to stop using drugs.
She wasn't on the street and I was barely on the street, but we both ended up on the street.
We both started doing crack. She's now doing really good and has been clean two years. She owns her own house and her own car. I'm going to go help her.
I'm getting clean this month. This is my month. It's my birthday today. I'm going to try to get on Suboxone before I move out there. Amazingly, the rebuilding was accomplished within the span of two years, between and Twenty or more buildings were truncated as part of the project.
The two largest were the five-story Mannheimer department store, built inand the six-story Chamber of Commerce Building, a busy Victorian pile from The new Mannheimer Brothers facade on Robert turned out to be much like the old one, and it takes a sharp eye to spot the differences between the before-and-after looks of the building. Its original facade on Robert featured pointed-arch windows and plenty of ornament.
In its new guise, the building offered a far more straightforward look with Chicago-style windows a three-part arrangement consisting of a broad, fixed central pane flanked by smaller double-hungs. Many of the other refronted buildings along Robert took on a similar look, with Chicago-style windows and a light applique of the sort of classically derived ornament popular at the time.
There also were teardowns. Meanwhile, the Golden Rule department store demolished its buildings at 7th and Robert and constructed a new store now used as offices and known as the Golden Rule Building.
Another big project, the six-story Bremer Arcade, was built just across 7th from the Golden Rule in Paul in May Today, aside from the Golden Rule and Merchants Bank buildings, nothing but Robert Street itself remains from the great makeover.
Virtually all of the refronted buildings were razed by the s.
The Bremer Arcade hung on until it fell to the wreckers in A street-widening project of such scale would be all but impossible today in either St. Paul or Minneapolis, given that downtown buildings tend to be much larger than they were a century ago. And, of course, the cost would be outlandish. But for all the enhancements it allowed, it seems like quite a bargain.
Larry Millett is an architecture critic and author. He can be reached at larrymillett.
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Another readily agreed. Stashed under her dorm bed were masks that her anxious parents had sent her, all unused. But he did trust his new paramour, whom he met on Aloha, a gay dating app, even though the man was in his second day of post-travel quarantine. Keith Jones, 47, was apprehensive when he went out on a first date with a woman he met on the Hinge app to a Mexican restaurant in Syracuse in upstate New York.
There was no end-of-date kiss, Jones said, although he does have plans to see the woman again soon.
Jones said he expects the online dating world to change dramatically. For Kellyn Bechtold, 33, a man she matched with on Bumble and met for the first time last week during a trip to Malaga, Spain is now her roommate.