Partnership With The Surfrider Foundation To Launch Cigarette Ashcan Sponsorship Program

The East Cut CBD has officially launched a strategic environmental stewardship program in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, San Francisco Chaper to install 10 cigarette butt ashcans at identified hotspot locations throughout the District. The trashcans are being funded through a generous grant received from SF Environment. Working with reputable area leaders like the Surfrider Foundation and SF… Read more »

Join Us – AIA SF’s “Architecture in the City” Festival Art Exhibit

Every September, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIA SF) and the Center for Architecture + Design programs a month-long Architecture in the City festival that celebrates all things architecture in #sanfrancisco. This year’s theme is “Secret City,” and to kick-off the festival, AIA SF is hosting an art exhibit that showcases the unique architectural perspectives of… Read more »

Walking Tour – Revealing the Visible: Stories Behind San Francisco’s Modern Edge With Jeffrey Heller

The East Cut Community Benefit District is proud to host a special behind-the-scenes walking tour of a few of The East Cut District’s most iconic residential and commercial projects with Jeffrey Heller, neighborhood resident, FAIA President, and Founder of San Francisco’s Heller Manus Architects. Ticket proceeds will go to support The East Cut CBD’s partnership with Downtown… Read more »

About The East Cut Name

The business of The East Cut Community Benefit District is to provide the highest quality of services for our residents, property owners, and visitors. Pursuant to this goal, we are working to unify the three neighborhoods of Transbay, Folsom Street, and Rincon Hill. The people of The East Cut district are what make our community… Read more »

#PEOPLEOFTHEEASTCUT – Meet Danny, Co-Founder of Bamboo

In this week’s installment of our #instaseries #peopleoftheeastcut, meet Danny, co-founder of Bamboo, a Mobile Ad Agency located in #theeastcut. Bamboo recently relocated their business to the District and when asked what he loves most about working here, he said, “I love the balance of history and innovation that you can feel in the streets and stories of… Read more »

#PEOPLEOFTHEEASTCUT – Meet the San Francisco Rock Project

In this week’s installment of #peopleoftheeastcut, meet the San Francisco Rock Project, a music performance school on a mission to mentor youth toward achieving creative confidence and success in performing live music. The SF Rock Project teaches youth ages 7 to 18 to perform music in a group setting as well as in 1-on-1 lessons…. Read more »

South Downtown Design + Activation Neighborhood Kick-Off Workshop

The East Cut Community Benefit District, together with the San Francisco Planning Department and SFMTA, invites you to the first public meeting to develop a design and activation plan for the streets, sidewalks, and open spaces of the City’s south downtown areas. We’ll cover the plan overview, future projects in the neighborhood, and plan goals…. Read more »

#PEOPLEOFTHEEASTCUT – Meet Kathleen of Ada’s Cafe

In this week’s installment of our #instaseries #peopleoftheeastcut, meet Kathleen owner of of Ada’s Café at 375 Beale Street in #theeastcut. In addition to being a café that serves gourmet coffee and fresh breakfast and lunch options, Ada’s is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting research and providing employment for people with disabilities. As the mother… Read more »

#PEOPLEOFTHEEASTCUT – Meet Ginny and Melody

In this week’s installment of  #peopleoftheeastcut, meet Ginny and Melody, both office workers within the East Cut CBD district. Earlier today, The East Cut CBD partnered with Salesforce and Kilroy Realty on an art event in the public plaza at 350 Mission Street. Participants were invited to crochet strips of fabric into large, free-form, organic rag-rug… Read more »

SF Pride Parade Route & Street Closure Information

This Sunday is the 47th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. San Francisco’s Pride Week is one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the nation. Every year, the event draws thousands of people into the city. This year, once again, the city will be packed and many streets will be closed. The Parade… Read more »

#PEOPLEOFTHEEASTCUT – Meet Stuart, Neighborhood Resident

In this week’s installment of #peopleoftheeastcut, we introduce Stuart, a 17-year-long resident of the neighborhood. When asked what he loves most about the neighborhood he says, “it’s an urban oasis composed of all types of neighbors — who we get to see and interact with daily. We can share a warm coffee and a cool… Read more »

The East Cut CBD is Hiring – Public Realm Maintenance and Operations Manager

The Public Realm Maintenance and Operations Manager POSITION DESCRIPTION As the Public Realm Maintenance and Operations Manager (PRMOM), you are responsible for overseeing the full suite of public realm enhancements provided by The East Cut Community Benefit District (The East Cut CBD). In the role, you are a leader in a fast-paced civic nonprofit, enhancing… Read more »

#peopleoftheeastcut – Meet Rashid, Street Services & Safety Ambassador

In this week’s installment of our #instaseries #peopleoftheeastcut, we introduce Rashid, a member of our Street Services and Safety team. As an Ambassador, Rashid provides directions and assistance to local services and acts as “eyes and ear” for the community. When asked what he loves about #theeastcut neighborhood he says, “I like watching the district… Read more »

Introducing The East Cut

The East Cut is San Francisco’s fastest-growing and most exciting neighborhood. For years prior to its rebirth, our area was lumped in with SOMA, South Park, South Beach, the Financial District, or the Embarcadero. But as our neighborhood redeveloped and came into its own, residents, businesses, and community organizations embraced a new identity to distinguish… Read more »

#PEOPLEOFTHEEASTCUT – MEET Wendy, owner of Socola Chocolatier

Welcome to the first installment of our weekly #instaseries #peopleoftheeastcut, highlighting the stories of neighbors of #theeastcut. First up is Wendy Lieu of Socola Chocolatier. “I love the diversity of the people in the neighborhood that I get to see every day both in and passing by my chocolate shop!  With so many changes and… Read more »

East Cut Patrol Extinguishes Fire

With help from nearby neighbors, the East Cut Patrol successfully extinguished an early evening fire on Lansing Street. The fire started in a trash can at the top of the Essex Street stairs causing damage to the west-facing wall of 66-76 Lansing Street. The cause of the fire is still unknown, however, footage from a… Read more »

Thank You To All That Attended The East Cut Neighborhood Pop-Up Art Event

Over 500 neighbors, artists and community leaders joined The East Cut CBD on the evening of Friday, May 19th to bid on artwork by over 31 San Francisco artists. All funds raised will go towards activating public art in the District. If you happened to miss this event, check-out the photo gallery below. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”1″… Read more »

Take our Neighborhood Public Art Tour Now

If you happened to miss The East Cut’s Public Art Tour, you can now take a self-guided tour from our website, Public Art Tour. The art featured on the tour includes the following, to name a few: Roy Lichtenstein, Ugo Rondinone, Frank Stella, Claes Oldenburg, Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, Paul Kos, Anish Kapoor, Larry Bell, Leo Villareal… Read more »

Thank You To All Who Attended This Week’s Pop-Up Beer Garden

Thank you to all who attended this past Thursday’s successful Pop-Up Beer Garden event – the first event in our 2017 event program series! As an official event of SF Beer Week 2017, around 200 guests explored the 100 1st Street Sun Terrace, one of our District’s many Privately-Owned Public Open Space (POPOS). Guests enjoyed a selection of beers… Read more »

GRHCBD Seeks Neighborhood Street Tree Maintenance Proposals

The Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District seeks proposals from licensed and qualified arborists to maintain approximately 1,000 sidewalk street trees in the District. The selected vendor will implement the GRHCBD Tree Maintenance Plan. Read full RFP here.

GRHCBD Awarded $14,000 Safe Speeds Grant

The Greater Rincon Hill CBD is thrilled to announce that the organization was awarded a Safe Speeds SF Campaign Community grant by the city of San Francisco! The Safe Speeds SF Campaign is a robust interagency effort, supporting Vision Zero SF, the city’s commitment to end traffic fatalities and moving the city towards safer street, safer vehicles and… Read more »

Thank you for joining us at Halloween on the Green

On October 30th, the Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District together with District neighbors staged our first-ever Halloween celebration, Halloween on the Green, at Emerald Park. This event marked the first official activation in Emerald Park, the first of five upcoming public spaces to be maintained by the Greater Rincon Hill CBD. Although rain kept… Read more »

OCII Continues Essex Street Hillside Clean-up

The Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) began clean-up of the Essex Street Hillside in September with ongoing cleaning and maintenance happening each week to maintain a safer, cleaner part of the neighborhood. During the spring of 2016, the Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District (GRHCBD) staff met with neighbors and property managers on Essex,… Read more »

Rincon Hill Streetscape Project Priority Survey

This past October 5th, the Greater Rincon Hill CBD co-hosted a community meeting with the SF Planning Department and the Department of Public Works (DPW) where input was gathered on future streetscape priorities for the Rincon Hill area. If you were unable to attend, DPW would like to share the information with you and request your input…. Read more »