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Encyclopedia > North Beach
Looking south-east Columbus Street (on the left), Stockton (on the right), and Green Street (not visible). The Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District is visible in the background on Columbus Street. Part of Chinatown is visible along Stockton Street. The array of overhead wires supply power for the electric buses, such as the one on Stockton Street
Looking south-east Columbus Street (on the left), Stockton (on the right), and Green Street (not visible). The Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District is visible in the background on Columbus Street. Part of Chinatown is visible along Stockton Street. The array of overhead wires supply power for the electric buses, such as the one on Stockton Street

North Beach is a San Francisco, California neighborhood bounded by the former Barbary Coast, now Jackson Square, and the Financial District south of Broadway (except North Beach institutions extend down Columbus to Washington and Montgomery where the Black Cat originally was), Chinatown to the southwest of Columbus below Green, and then Russian Hill to the west, Telegraph Hill to the east and Fisherman's Wharf at Bay Street to the north. by Max Batt, not copyrighted This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Maxbatt. ... by Max Batt, not copyrighted This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Maxbatt. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... State nickname: The Land of poo Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold pooface (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... An interesection of Chinatown in San Francisco. ... Fishermans Wharf sign Fishermans Wharf is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, U.S. It is mainly a tourist attraction, known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Ghirardelli Square, Ripleys Believe it or Not, ferry rides to Alcatraz and restaurants...


Typical intersections are Union and Columbus, the southwest corner of Washington Square, Grant Avenue and Vallejo, location of Caffe Trieste, Mason and Francisco, where there is some shopping and dining.


The neighborhood, particulary on Broadway west of Columbus, is home of the city's red-light district and a major night club and night life spot. The Condor club on the corner of Columbus and Broadway was also reputedly the world's first officially recognized strip club. It is now a night club and a municipal landmark. A red-light district is a neighborhood where prostitution is a common part of everyday life. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ...


There is a street fair on Grant Avenue on Father's Day and a parade along Columbus Avenue to Aquatic Park around Columbus Day. There is a National Shrine at Vallejo and Columbus and Saints Peter and Paul cathedral on Filbert north of Washington Square. The Powell Mason cable car line ends in the outer portion of North Beach where there is no beach. Among Seattles best known streetfairs are Bumbershoot, Folklife (both at the Seattle center), and the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade & street fair. ... Fathers Day takes place on the 3rd Sunday in June in many countries, though some countries have different dates. ... The historic fleet moored at Hyde Street Pier, with Alcatraz and Angel Island in the background. ... San Francisco Cable Car No. ...


The neighborhood attracted many Italians, Beats, Chinese and really all kinds of ordinary, artistic, friendly people, and has many sights and places to gather. North Beach has historically been an Italian neighborhood, and while the area has diversified, many Italian resturants, caf├Ęs, and ice cream parlors remain. An alleyway off of Columbus between Kearny and Broadway is named after Jack Kerouac who once lived here and frequented the renowned (as well as an municipal landmark) City Lights bookstore on the corner of Columbus and Broadway as well as the numerous coffee shops here. Baseball legend Joe Dimaggio grew up in the neighborhood and briefly returned to live here with his wife Marilyn Monroe. The term beat generation was introduced by Jack Kerouac in approximately 1948 to describe his social circle to the novelist John Clellon Holmes (who published an early novel about the beat generation, titled Go, in 1952, along with a manifesto of sorts in the New York Times Magazine: This is... Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and one of the most prominent members of the Beat Generation. ... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), was an American baseball player. ... Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was an American actress of the 20th century. ...


It is a somewhat compact layout of three-story buildings painted in light colors dating from the 1920s when people rebuilt after the earthquake and fire of 1906. The weather is excellent with gentle, sunny hours between noon, after the morning fog burns off, and four, before the fog starts rolling back in from the Golden Gate. Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working mechanical television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to... The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake at San Francisco, California on the early morning of Wednesday, April 18, 1906. ... This article is about the strait in California. ...


External links

  • Guided photo tour
  • The Chronicle's standing article about North Beach

  Results from FactBites:
 
North Beach Italian Neighborhood Pictures and History (599 words)
San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, also known as Little Italy, is situated between Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf with Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower on the east and Russian hill on the west.
The North Beach Neighborhood's Italian heritage is expressed in the many check-cloth cafes, restaurants, bakeries and Old World delicatessens serving such traditional Italian foods such as prosciutto, provolone and mozarella.
North Beach in San Francisco may be best known as home to the Beat Generation.
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