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SkyBridge on Stevenson

SkyBridge on Stevenson is a community-led effort to revitalize the 500 block of Stevenson Street (between 6th & 7th streets in SOMA Pilipinas) into a vibrant hub of arts, commerce, and activity. This is a multi-year project that involves murals, pop-up events, and new custom lighting and streetscaping installations, all just over half a mile from NEMA San Francisco.

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The Spirit of Sunday Streets Lives On

While the nonprofit Livable City has canceled all of its planned 2020 Sunday Streets events they are coming back in a more limited way — closing off two blocks of SoMa to cars, every Sunday through October 18th. Folsom Street between 6th and 8th Streets will be car-free every Sunday from 11am-4pm. The Folsom Street closure is part of the city's Shared Spaces program geared towards the economic recovery of locally owned small businesses.

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#NEMAGratefulThursdays NEMA Resident Contest

2020 has challenged us all, but there is still so much to be grateful for each and every day. We would love to dedicate a day each week to appreciate the little things about NEMA that bring you happiness and make your life better. We are launching a NEMA Resident Social Contest and you can WIN dinner on us!

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Powerful New Mural at Asian Art Museum

If you’re passing the Asian Art Museum on Hyde Street, make sure to look up to see the inaugural mural by Chanel Miller, representing healing as a three-part process: reflecting on the past, being mindful in the present, and envisioning the future.

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Local Patios We Love

Summertime in San Francisco is prime time for outdoor eating and drinking – plus, food just tastes better when enjoyed outside. Mask up, practice social distancing and enjoy your chance to slow down and unwind outdoors. Here are six spots you’ll want to pull up a chair on the patio and dine al fresco.

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The Market Plans Expansion

Our neighbor, The Market, is pressing forward with their plans to expand their popular Mid-Market venue. The news was covered in a recent sfchronicle.com article.

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Happy Birthday Beer Hall!

Happy Birthday Beer Hall! Located at 1 Polk Street @ Market Street, and only steps from NEMA San Francisco, The Beer Hall is Mid-Market’s premier craft beer bar and bottle shop. The Beer Hall will be 7 years on August 5th, 2020. In celebration, we got a behind the scenes peek with the owners Jen and Drew Hall at how they are adjusting to the changing times and perfect pairings to keep us all hoppy.

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Plug Into Some Culture!

Missing your favorite art and culture spots? Virtually visit some incredible exhibits without leaving your NEMA San Francisco home as local cultural events go digital. We’ve rounded up a few options to get your fix from the SF Opera, SFJAZZ, Asian Art Museum and local beautiful murals.

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That’s a Wrap!

As we wrap up our #NEMABetterTogether contest we would like to thank all of our NEMA residents for their pictures and videos they’ve shared featuring creative ways spent at home. We’ve enjoyed every submission and would like to share a few more winning entries.

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Five Favorite Instagram City Views

As we spend more time at our homes, it's great to live in a building with breathtaking views of the City we love to call "Home". Residents are sharing some spectacular photography of the region that doesn't disappoint.

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July 4th is a Picnic in the Park with these Recipes

Let red, white, and blue add a pop to your NEMA kitchen this year to celebrate Independence Day. Kick off the celebration with Champagne floats as you craft up a simple menu of subs, potato salad, and an easy no-bake trifle – perfect to enjoy in your favorite San Francisco picnic spot or in the comfort of home.

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Meet Yiying Lu

Yiying Lu is a NEMA San Francisco resident as well as an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and bilingual speaker. She was named one of “Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business”, Microsoft’s “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation”, and a “Shorty Awards” winner in Design.

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Paint The Void

Paint the Void (PtV) is an initiative to match local artists with boarded up businesses to create murals as a response to the void left behind in the wake of Covid-19. Two public art organizations joining forces to create this initiative: Building 180 and Art for Civil Discourse. As of now, 2 months in, PtV has funded over 80 murals!

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Destination Outdoors

As our City slowly opens back up, it is a great time to get outside and explore a trail, ride a bike, or walk your dog. San Francisco has a variety of outdoor destinations for you to get your dose of nature. Here are a few of our favorites, but remember to maintain a safe social distance, wear a mask and be safe.

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Three chefs. One mixologist. Four new concepts.

The Hi Neighbor Incubator Series showcases four new culinary concepts developed by talented chefs and bartenders with food and cocktails available for pick-up and delivery. This new initiative gives furloughed chefs and bartenders the opportunity to launch their own virtual, online-only restaurants.

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Resident Tips from #NEMABetterTogether Winners

It’s been so much fun viewing your #NEMABetterTogether submissions featuring your furry friends, ways you stay connected with your loved ones, tips on how to stay productive, cooking, book recommendations, and other creative ways you are making this home time work for you. We’ve rounded up a few winning submissions that include tips for being social and connected!

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Retreat yourself at NEMA

Your home, your happy place. What you do within the walls of your NEMA San Francisco home can shape your mood. From curling up with a good book to a little hygge or virtual Happy Hour, here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier at home. Retreat yourself at NEMA.

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May is Bike Month

It's Bike Month and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is celebrating with a full month of free programming. If you’re an avid cyclist or have taken an interest after taking one of NEMA’s Public Bikes out for a cruise around town – May is your month. Now more than ever it’s easier and safer to ride right outside our doors with a car-free Market Street.

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What’s Open at The Ferry Building

Life at NEMA puts you in the center of it all, with close proximity to the San Francisco Ferry Building, just two miles from your door at NEMA San Francisco. If you are out for a stroll or bike ride, stop by and support one of the vendors currently open for business.

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Bring the Beauty of Nature Indoors

There’s something calming about being surrounded by nature at home. Adorn your apartment with fresh cuttings from farmers markets and find that perfect plant to soften a corner or place a plant near your new workspace at home.

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