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Encyclopedia > North Beach, San Francisco, California
Looking west on Filbert Street, St. Peter and Paul Church and Russian Hill are visible.
Looking west on Filbert Street, St. Peter and Paul Church and Russian Hill are visible.

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. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 1914 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Beach, San Francisco, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 1914 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Beach, San Francisco, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... St. ... Russian Hill is an affluent, largely residential neighborhood of San Francisco, California, in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Barbary Coast is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. ... An intersection of Chinatown in San Francisco. ... A view of Telegraph Hill from a boat in the San Francisco Bay. ... Fishermans Wharf sign Fishermans Wharf is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, U.S. Roughly speaking it encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Street east to Pier 35 or Kearney Street. ...


Originally, the city's northeast shoreline extended only to what is today Taylor and Francisco streets. The area largely known today as North Beach was an actual beach, filled in with soil years ago.


Typical intersections are Union and Columbus, the southwest corner of Washington Square, Grant Avenue and Vallejo, location of Caffe Trieste, Mason and Francisco, places for much shopping and dining. Washington Square, in San Franciscos North Beach, is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. ...


The neighborhood, particularly on Broadway east of Columbus, was infamous until fairly recently as home to many of the city's striptease clubs. Many of the sex-related nightspots seen in Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies, Paul Schrader's Hardcore and TV's The Streets of San Francisco have been converted to other, more mainstream uses. The Condor Club, on the corner of Columbus and Broadway, was opened in 1964 as America's first topless bar. It is now a lobster restaurant. The Lusty Lady, a peep show establishment, is notable as the world's only worker cooperative strip club. The Broadway strip was also home to the Mabuhay Gardens, the Stone and On Broadway nightclubs, which were important venues in the punk rock scene of the late 1970s to mid-1980s. By the late 1990s, however, the economic facts of life asserted themselves and the area's colorful nightlife was reduced to those places that could afford to stay in business. Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel, the first of the Dirty Harry series. ... Hardcore is a 1979 film written and directed by Paul Schrader, and starring George C. Scott. ... The Streets of San Francisco was a successful 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. ... Marquee of the Seattle Lusty Lady, Thanksgiving 2005 The Lusty Lady is the name of two peep show establishments, one in downtown Seattle and one in the North Beach district of San Francisco. ... A peep show or peepshow is an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass. ... A worker cooperative is a cooperative owned and operated by its worker-owners. There are no outside, or consumer owners, in a workers cooperative - only the workers own shares of the business. ... The Mabuhay Gardens (aka The Fab Mab) was a San Francisco nightclub located at 443 Broadway, on the Broadway strip of North Beach, an area best known for its strip clubs. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


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 St. Peter and Paul Church 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 is a primarily secular holiday inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mothers Day in celebrating fatherhood and parenting by males, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. ... The historic fleet moored at Hyde Street Pier, with Alcatraz and Angel Island in the background. ... St. ... San Francisco Cable Car No. ...

Looking south-east from Columbus Street (on the left) and Stockton (on the right). The Transamerica Pyramid is visible in the background on Columbus Street. The array of overhead wires supply power for the electric trolley buses such as the one seen on Stockton Street.
Looking south-east from Columbus Street (on the left) and Stockton (on the right). The Transamerica Pyramid is visible in the background on Columbus Street. The array of overhead wires supply power for the electric trolley buses such as the one seen on Stockton Street.

North Beach, historically an Italian neighborhood, is still perceived by many as such even if its Italian population has decreased. In fact, the area has always attracted diverse peoples including 1950s Beats and Chinese. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Transamerica Pyramid. ... “Beats” redirects here. ...


An alleyway off of Columbus between Kearny and Broadway is named for Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac, who once lived there and frequented the famous City Lights Bookstore on the corner of Columbus and Broadway as well as the numerous nearby coffee shops. Baseball legend Joe Dimaggio grew up in the neighborhood and briefly returned to live there with his wife Marilyn Monroe. Prominent trial attorney Tony Serra has his office near the corner of Columbus and Broadway. Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... City Lights Bookstore, 2007 Co-founded in 1953 by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, City Lights Bookstore and City Lights Publishers is a landmark independent bookstore and a small press publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... J. Tony Serra is an American attorney, activist and tax resister. ...


The somewhat compact layout of the neighborhood consists 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 typically San Franciscan: moderate, with occasional sunny hours between noon, after the morning fog burns off, and four, before the fog starts rolling back in from the Pacific Ocean. The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake at San Francisco, California on the early morning of Wednesday, April 18, 1906. ...


The San Francisco Art Institute is located in the Northern end of North Beach, on Russian Hill. The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is an accredited undergraduate and graduate school of contemporary art located in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco, California, United States. ... Russian Hill is an affluent, largely residential neighborhood of San Francisco, California, in the United States. ...

Contents

Restaurants

  • Caffè Greco
  • Caffè Macaroni
  • Caffè Puccini
  • Caffè Sport
  • Caffè Trieste
  • Capps
  • Figaro
  • Fior d'Italia
  • Franchino
  • Il Pollaio
  • Mama's on Washington Square
  • Mara's bakery
  • Maykadeh
  • Melt Cafe
  • Mona Lisa Ristorante
  • North Beach Restaurant
  • Panta Rei
  • Ristorante Volare
  • Rose Pistola
  • Stella's Pastry
  • Steps of Rome and Trattoria
  • The Stinking Rose
  • E' Tutto Qua

Bars and Clubs

  • Gino + Carlo's
  • Grant and Green
  • Impala
  • Jazz at Pearl's
  • Magnet
  • Spec's
  • The Bamboo Hut
  • The Crow Bar
  • The Purple Onion
  • The Saloon
  • Tosca Cafe
  • Vesuvio's

A bar/museum in North Beach, San Francisco, California. ... The Purple Onion is a celebrated cellar club in the North Beach area of San Francisco, California located at 140 Columbus (between Jackson and Pacific). ... The Saloon Exterior The Saloon is the oldest bar in San Francisco, and also the only bar to survive the 1906 Earthquake. ...

Residents past and present

Joseph Lawrence Alioto (b. ... Enrico Banducci was the legendary North Beach San Francisco impresario who operated the hungry i nightclub and launched the careers of Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters, and Barbra Streisand, as well as countless folk singers. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling[1] on March 24, 1919) is an American poet who is known as the co-owner of the City Lights Bookstore and publishing house, which published early literary works of the Beats, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. ... 1928 Time cover featuring Giannini Amadeo Peter Giannini (1870-1949), born in San Jose, California, was one of the founders of the Bank of America. ... Irwin Allen Ginsberg (IPA: ) (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American Beat poet. ... Jens Hoffmann (born 1972 in San José, Costa Rica) is one of the most active and most influential exhibition makers working in the field of contemporary art today. ... Bob Kaufman (April 18, 1925 – January 12, 1986), born Robert Garnell Kaufman in New Orleans, Louisiana, was an American Beat poet and surrealist inspired by jazz music. ... Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is a film director and screenwriter from Chicago, Illinois. ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... Philip Lamantia (October 23, 1927-March 7, 2005) was a United States poet and lecturer. ... Eric Nord (1919 - 1989), also known as Eric “Big Daddy” Nord, was born Harry Helmuth Pastor in Krefeld, Germany to Dorothea, an American, and Carl Theodore Pastor, a German. ... Wayne Wang (Chinese: 王穎; Hanyu Pinyin: ; born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American film director. ...

Films featuring North Beach

Barbary Coast is a black-and-white film directed by Howard Hawks. ... Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel, the first of the Dirty Harry series. ... Hardcore is a 1979 film written and directed by Paul Schrader, and starring George C. Scott. ... No Small Affair is a 1984 comedy drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg. ... So I Married an Axe Murderer is a 1993 film starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. ... EDtv is a movie directed by Ron Howard released in 1999. ... Swovember is a drama movie from 1968 and remade in 2001. ... The Wedding Planner is a romantic comedy released in 2001 starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. ... For the Juice Newton song, see The Sweetest Thing (Ive Ever Known). ... Twisted film poster Twisted is a 2004 thriller film. ... Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is a film director and screenwriter from Chicago, Illinois. ... Just Like Heaven is a romantic comedy film released on September 16, 2005, in the U.S. and Canada. ...

See also

49-Mile Scenic Drive 49-Mile Scenic Drive sign The 49-Mile Scenic Drive (also known as 49-Mile Drive) in and around San Francisco highlights many of The Citys major attractions and historic structures. ...


External links


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North Beach, San Francisco, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (642 words)
Peter and Paul Church on Filbert north of Washington Square.
North Beach has historically been an Italian neighborhood, and while the area has diversified and few Italians actually live there, many Italian restaurants, cafés, and ice cream parlors remain.
The San Francisco Art Institute is located in the Northern end of North Beach, on Russian Hill.
San Francisco, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6863 words)
San Francisco is renowned for its months-long episodes of fog, steep rolling hills, the eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, and its peninsular location surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco is located on the west coast of the U.S. at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay within its boundaries.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), though located 13 miles (21 km) south of the city in San Mateo County, is under the jurisdiction of the City and County of San Francisco.
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