lulucrazy wrote:pensky5000 wrote:lulucrazy wrote:I'm really leaning towards Hastings at this point although I'm worried about the cost of living and also the huge number of crackheads that hang out right behind the school...anyone debating between living at the tower or commuting?
I'm actually thinking about not living in the tower. The convenience is definitely and obviously a plus, but I can't imagine spending so much time just between only three buildings. As convenient as it would be, I think I would enjoy a short commute to school so that I can see more than just that one block on a daily basis.
What's a good neighborhood in SF to live in??? My experience with SF has been so mixed it seems that the city can change block by block...I just want to feels safe at home!! At 9am on a Friday morning just on the street behind the school I witnessed: a person in handcuffs being detained by police, two prostitutes yelling at each other ("bitch, I'mma get ma money from you, hoe!!"), a man in a baby stroller with dare I say piss stained cardboard under him, a group of bums/crackheads/dealers, etc. watching two others fight, not to mention the swarms that harass you for money you have to pass through to cross the street...I've lived in a large urban city before and am familiar with homelessness/mental illness/drug use--but this was on a whole new level.
to be honest, no one really wants to see crackheads, bums, and prostitutes, but when presented with them, i kind of enjoy the scene, so long as they don't directly bother me.
also, i'm planning on living in the tower for at least the first year if i attend hastings; after that, i'll decide to either stay if i liked it enough, or move out to another area. also, if you don't want to spend all you time within the three hastings buildings, it's not hard at all to get around the city using public transportation.