But now, the engine of urban economic prosperity, density, is suddenly one of the greatest risks for coronavirus infection, and running a business is a struggle for survival. Michael Buich, owner of the famed Tadich Grill, the 171-year-old seafood restaurant on California Street, sought to keep his staff of 35 employed. But delivery revenue was a trickle compared with that of dine-in service, and the restaurant closed Friday until indoor dining returns. … [Read more...] about Empty towers. Quiet streets. Struggling cafes. Will downtown San Francisco ever boom again?
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In allowing people to apply for a job no matter where they’re based, Facebook and other companies will now be able to attract more diverse talent by sheer force of numbers. Statistics show that minorities are likely to be most affected by the financial restrictions of living in overpriced cities like San Francisco: In 2018, 1 in 5 black people residing in the United States lived below the poverty line, compared to 1 in 12 white people. Qualified candidates across the country who a few months ago would not even have been able to consider applying for a job in big tech will now come forward. … [Read more...] about Why bursting the tech salary bubble is a good thing
The most powerful impact on big cities, he said, is NIMBY, an acronym for the phrase "not in my back yard." A benefit to people living in big cities is that it’s cheaper to provide certain public goods like transportation, utilities, and roads, he said. Within the past decade or so, benefits to those services have been limited by powerful homeowners, curbing their appeal. … [Read more...] about New York, San Francisco may not rebound after pandemic exodus, other factors: column