Micro-mini-hood: South of Dogpatch

The Potrero View‘s December issue is finally online, and in it I saw mention of something of which I had heard rumors at the last DNA meeting: a splinter neighborhood called “South of Dog Patch*”. This was a little surprising, as Dogpatch itself is a splinter of the old Potrero District. I’m not sure that we need a new-new neighborhood, but I also believe that people should be allowed to choose how they are identified.

So, some folks from “the South of Dog Patch area” took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction** to clean up 25th street:
25th Street Cleanup

A prior article from the View has a moment of admiration for the live-work lofts which injected residents into an otherwise bleak and lonely area.
Newest S.F. Neighborhood Searching for an Identity

Interestly, Irish unionists sometimes refer to Northern Ireland as “the North of Ireland.” Calling it “Northern Ireland” would be an acceptance of a label applied by the ruling — well, let’s not get into all of that here.

Just remember, if we want to escape from the tyrannical oppression of Potrero Hill, we have got to stick together — we have to be “we”.
Join or die

* It really is either “Dogpatch,” “Dog Patch,” but the Howler style guide specifies all one word and no “the.” That said, no [sic] is needed for alternate expressions embedded in quotes, unless the howler author is feeling snarky.
** “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant”


  1. Ludwig wrote:

    It’s funny how the Potrero View article starts off mentioning all the “vacant warehouses,” implying that the area is a desolate wasteland, and then goes on to interview a bunch of business owners who are actively using those “vacant” warehouses.

    I get the feeling that a lot of non-local people’s impressions of the area as abandoned are formed because they only pass through during the occasional Sunday Streets, or maybe on their way to a party at night. If they took a walk around during a weekday they’d see just how not-at-all-abandoned these places are.

    Then again, it’s the Potrero View; at least half of their advertisers are residential real estate agents, so they tend to slant way pro-developer.

    Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
  2. Ludwig wrote:

    P.S., some residents along Islais Creek have a half-hearted attempt to reclaim that micro-hood’s erstwhile identity as “Butchertown.”

    Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Permalink
  3. Kelly wrote:

    What is wrong with Potrero? Maybe you can dedicate a post to your thoughts around that?

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink
  4. Dave wrote:

    I propose the following names for the new neighborhood: Catnip, or Dogpatchier.

    Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  5. Jesse Mullan wrote:

    I’m reading “Dogpatchier” with a french accent, but it’s up to the people who live there to name themselves.

    Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:53 am | Permalink
  6. throgers wrote:

    Not directly related to this post, but since it uses the word “microhood” too- any thoughts about this upcoming event:


    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

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