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Skip the Traffic: Commuters Turn to Ferries to Get Around

Linda Baker

As remote work reshapes the way people live and travel around cities, Americans are taking to the waterways not only as part of their commute but also as part of their daily lives. Some coastal cities are seeing ferry ridership bounce back after a decline during the pandemic, and growing interest in water transit is spurring both new types of ferry services and waterfront development.


In San Francisco, Two High-End Housing Projects Are Making a Long-Awaited Debut

Nancy A. Ruhling

Two new amenity-rich developments—Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island—are redefining the luxury housing market in San Francisco, a space-limited city that has a reputation for making it exceedingly difficult to get projects approved.


Exploring the breweries closest to San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

Jay R. Brooks

To kick off a new year of Bay Area brewery tours, I decided to explore a cluster of exciting breweries near San Francisco’s Bay Bridge. These breweries are serving up mate-infused beer on Treasure Island, a gluten-free cocoa puff stout at a taproom near the last onramp and a Korean-style lager at the Ferry Building.


49 Things For San Francisco 49ers Fans to Do Before the Super Bowl

Alan Chazaro

Here in the Bay Area, there’s no shortage of sports history and cultural activities to enjoy before the San Francisco 49ers’ return to the Super Bowl. With a victory against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 11, the gold-rushers could tie the NFL record with six Lombardi Trophies.


24 San Francisco things to do in 2024

Peter Hartlaub

Riding the Treasure Island Ferry was hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as one of the top 24 must-do experiences in San Francisco for 2024. Heralded as the “best commute in the Bay Area,” the 10-minute voyage transforms daily travel with its breathtaking vistas.


Yerba Buena opens up with ‘ecological infrastructure’ that embraces nature

John King

Yerba Buena Island, situated amidst significant construction and redevelopment, reveals its subtle charms through inventive public spaces that harmonize with nature. Landscape architecture firm CMG has played a crucial role in crafting these spaces, such as benches made from century-old eucalyptus trees and boulders repurposed from building sites, illustrating a commitment to sustainable and thoughtful design. Despite ongoing construction, the emerging parks and bioswales showcase an integrated approach, utilizing native…


S.F. hangar converted into cathedral for hot new racket sport — and it’s not pickelball

J.K Dineen

Entrepreneurs Matias Gandulfo and Lucas Tepman have opened Bay Padel, a 60,000-square-foot club dedicated to the sport of padel on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Padel, a fast-growing racket sport with a significant following in South America and Europe, especially Spain, is played on courts resembling shrunken tennis courts, surrounded by glass walls. The Bay Padel club, located in a historic airplane hangar, features six padel courts, a co-working space,…


There’s a new high-rise in the middle of the S.F. bay. It’s all housing

J.K. Dineen

The first high-rise to be built on Treasure Island was “topped off” Tuesday, the steel beam hoisted to the roof of the 22-story tower after a ceremony of barbecue brisket and a power-tool raffle for about 180 workers. Last July 12, the first piles were driven for Isle House, the 250-apartment rental building that is the tallest and most ambitious of the four residential structures currently under construction on the…


A sculpture in San Francisco Bay points towards the future

In a new article, The Economist highlights artist Hiroshi Sugimoto's "Point of Infinity", which rises like a glistening steel needle on San Francisco's Yerba Buena Island. It's the first of many cultural attractions planned for San Francisco’s newest neighborhood, embracing art and 72 acres of green space and parks. This monumental sculpture acts as a sundial and meditation on time, showcasing both Yerba Buena Island and San Francisco's commitment to…


A New Hiroshi Sugimoto Sculpture in San Francisco Reaches for Infinity

In a new article, The New York Times unveils the intriguing story behind Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto's "Point of Infinity" – a 69-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture soaring above Yerba Buena Island. The artwork is the newest addition to the San Francisco skyline, and meant to serve as an “anchor” for the area’s new public art program. Keep reading to explore the artistic vision and cultural significance of this modern masterpiece.


YIMBY Visits Treasure Island, San Francisco

Andrew Nelson

A recent site visit to Treasure Island by YIMBY reveals significant progress has been made for the region’s most active construction project. Cranes and rising concrete have only started to divulge the scale of the 405-acre vision, nearly three decades in the making, that will redevelop San Francisco’s storied artificial island with a mixed-use urban neighborhood populated by around eight thousand homes. The Treasure Island Community Development joint venture sponsors…


You’ll be able to bike from Berkeley to San Francisco in 2030

by Jose Fermoso

East Bay and San Francisco residents who want to cross the Bay on foot or bicycle have a date to look forward to: 2030. That’s the year the Bay Bridge bike path is expected to open, connecting West Oakland to downtown San Francisco via Yerba Buena Island, according to Gavin Lohry, a planner for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Lohry gave an update on the status of the transbay...


Treasure Island’s first high-rise tower under way with 8,000 homes planned for new S.F. neighborhood

by J.K. Dineen

Hundreds of cement trucks rumbled onto Treasure Island in the wee hours over the weekend to pour the foundation for what will be the first tower in San Francisco's next high-rise neighborhood. Cruising down streets lit by new streetlights and freshly planted palm trees, the res and white mixers from Central Concrete Supply Co. lined up dozens at a time at three pump trucks, delivering 3,000 cubic yards of concrete…


2 San Francisco restaurants rank among Tripadvisor’s best places to eat in US

By Steph Rodriguez

Two San Francisco restaurants ranked high on Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Restaurants for 2022 list, released Sept. 27, alongside some of the best places to eat in the world.


Housing Officials Celebrate Second Affordable Housing Development On Treasure Island

By Olivia Wynkoop

Backed by affordable housing representatives and local leaders, Mayor London Breed kicked off the second housing development on Treasure Island for low-income residents on Wednesday.