Category Archives: Geography

Neighbor Goes for Walk on Lost Streets of Bernal’s Yesteryear

Bernal neighbor Michael Nolan has been here for many hundreds of moons, but he recently went for a short walk around west Bernal that sent him even farther back in time: I walked down Heyman this morning en route to boot … Continue reading

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Clever Map Reveals Geography of Bernal Heights Coffee Shops

Some clever data-visualization geeks at MIT have created a very cool new map that reveals the social geography of San Francisco coffee shops. A Bernalwood-enhanced look at our portion of the map reveals which parts of Bernal align most organically with each of our local coffee … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, Geography, Uncategorized | 20 Comments

Your Official Guide to the Real Microhoods of Bernal Heights

Yesterday, realtor Eileen Bermingham posted an article about the geographic subregions that exist in Bernal Heights: Bernal Heights has many distinct areas within its neighborhood. From the hip enclave of Precita Park to the winding streets on the East Slope, … Continue reading

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Clever Infographic Shows Where Runners Run in Bernal Heights

The FlowingData website just posted a set of spiffy infographics that visualize where people go running in a variety of fabulous cities: A lot of people make their workouts public on a variety of services, so there’s definitely accessible data. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: New Merchant Association: “We Don’t Know What to Call It Yet, But It Will Certainly Not Be La Lengua”

Well, this is awkward. The initial seed of discontentment over the nomenclature used to describe the flat portion of the Dominion of Bernalwood along Mission Street has now become an outright counter-rebellion. MissionLocal reports that business-owners along Bernal’s Mission corridor … Continue reading

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Smile! Look Happy! Google Street View Car Surveys Bernal

Hopefully you brushed your sidewalks and flossed your expansion joints recently, because several neighbors spotted the Google Street View car in Bernal Heights over the weekend, presumably to update our visual data to reflect our look in late 2013. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Unbuilt Bernal Heights: Our Future That Never Was

The only thing Bernalwood loves more than a good local history lesson is a strong dose of local fantasy science-fiction. Luckily for us, some recent synchronicity has conspired to provide a tasty mixture of the two.  Here’s how it unfolds… Part One: … Continue reading

Posted in Geography, History, Infrastructure, Unbuilt Bernal Heights | 9 Comments