Ooh, seems Joel Kotkin didn't just offend New Yorkers with that interview in last week's New York Observer -- he also pissed off the Left Coast crowd. Says one Observer commenter and San Francisco resident: "The rich and the poor are basically all that remain here.... It's a topsy-turvy town right now. Generally, only the affluent own real estate or those who purchased it eons ago. ... Tourism is the primary reason SF exists today and that's becoming increasingly difficult to maintain. I don't see how NY could use SF as a model. Ironically, many San Franciscans look to NY as a model." Well, maybe as far as 24-hour transit and park space is concerned! But those condo prices? Yeesh. [The New York Observer]
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