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The People's Guide

The People's Guide is Curbed's guidebook to neighborhoods across America, as told by local luminaries.

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Brian Boitano’s guide to San Francisco’s Russian Hill

Iconic Olympic champion and American hero gives us his take on his SF neighborhood.

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A guide to San Francisco’s Westwood Park

The micro-neighborhood tucked between Sunnyside, Monterey Heights, and Mt. Davidson Manor

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The Leimert Park neighborhood guide

Two neighbors gush about their neighborhood—"it doesn’t get better than this!"

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An insider’s guide to Noe Valley from journalist and author J.K. Dineen

A longtime resident, Dineen dishes about why his friends can no longer move to the neighborhood and offers hot tips on where to dine out.

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Brian Boitano’s guide to Russian Hill

Figure skating icon gives us his take on his SF hood.

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A guide to Dogpatch from resident and business owner Susan Eslick

Curbed Cup 2017 winner is also home to local chapter of the Hells Angels.

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Neighborhood guide to San Pedro, California’s ‘last affordable beach town’

We talk to a local couple whose love of San Pedro is infectious.

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Valley Relics Museum’s Tommy Gelinas’s guide to NoHo

A lifelong Valley resident, Gelinas dishes about why he’ll probably never move away from the area and offers a hot tip on where to find cute apartments.

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The Desert Collective’s Jaime Kowal’s guide to Palm Springs

The People's Guide offers tours of LA neighborhoods led by loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing. Today, we’re getting the lowdown on Palm Springs—just in time for Coachella.

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Your guide to Brewerytown, by genbrewerytown Instagrammer Marco Baker

Get to know the neighborhood from a local insider living through the building boom.

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People’s Guide to Wynwood with The Salty Donut co-founder Amanda Pizarro

Meet Amanda Pizarro, co-founder of The Salty Donut, the hottest donut shop in South Florida. Her business is located in the Wynwood area, which won the 2016 Curbed Cup for Miami’s neighborhood of the year.

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Your guide to Palo Alto, by The Verge's Lauren Goode

The People's Guide is Curbed SF's tour of neighborhoods, led by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing. This time around, we welcome Lauren Goode, senior technology editor at The Verge and and host of Recode’s "Too Embarrassed to Ask" podcast.

Here are Curbed readers' 9 favorite U.S. neighborhoods

We examine eight neighborhoods in the United States—all winners of the Curbed Cup—and everything you need to know about them from the locals who live there.

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Your guide to East César Chavez, 2016 Neighborhood of the Year

We talk to a longtime resident about the ‘magical’ Austin neighborhood that won the Curbed Cup 2016 in our newest installment of The People’s Guide.

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Your guide to Bayview, the 2016 Neighborhood of the Year

This time, we welcome two guides to Bayview, the southside San Francisco neighborhood that, for the second year in a row, won the 2016 Curbed Cup. We have Barbara Ockel, interim managing director of the Bayview Opera House, who has been a resident since 1993.

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Your guide to Woodlawn, the 2016 Neighborhood of the Year

Community stakeholders tell us what makes the South Side neighborhood of Woodlawn so great

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A guide to Jersey City from Barcade brand manager Janelle Gunther

Gunther, a three-year resident of the city, gives us the low down on the best parks, neighborhood joints, and more

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Your guide to Philly’s Fishtown neighborhood, by Polygon EIC Chris Grant

The 10-year resident talks waiting in long lines, resident’s odd love of Arctic Splash, and plenty more in this neighborhood guide of Curbed’s 2016 Neighborhood of the Year.

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A local's guide to Anacostia

At one point, D.C. residents and tourists only viewed Washington, D.C.’s Southeast neighborhood, Anacostia, as a place filled with crime. Now, it’s known as one of the best locations landlords should invest in with plenty of sites worth traveling to.

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Alison Martino's Neighborhood Guide to Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood

The longtime LA resident shares her insights into the historic, walkable stretch of the Sunset Strip, which is undergoing big changes.

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Your guide to San Francisco’s La Lengua neighborhood, by bon vivant Casey Newton

The People's Guide is Curbed SF's tour of neighborhoods, led by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing. Have a piece to say? We'll be happy to hand over the megaphone. This time around, we welcome Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor for The Verge.

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Your guide to San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood

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A neighborhood guide to South Park, Downtown’s booming neighborhood

The People's Guide offers tours of Los Angeles neighborhoods led by loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing. Giving us the lowdown on South Park is the owner of Impresso Cafe, Eva Shen.

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Exploring Algiers Point, NOLA's smallest 'hood

It's Micro Week at Curbed, where we're celebrating all things small. While we're not sure if Algiers Point is New Orleans' smallest neighborhood, it certainly feels like it, which is why we're re-running this Algiers Point neighborhood guide. Enjoy!

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Guide to the Inner Richmond, as told by USF student Lauren Conklin

The People's Guide is Curbed SF's tour of neighborhoods, led by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, San Francisco celebrities, and other luminaries of our choosing. Today we take a look at the Inner Richmond.

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Palm House Owner Anderson Pugash Guides Us Through the Marina

Restaurateur and philanthropist tells us to ease up on the unfairly malagned Marina District. There's more to it that bros and beer. Rediscover this wonderful neighborhood all over again.

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Mid-City, Explained by T. Cole Newton

The People's Guide is Curbed NOLA's tour of neighborhoods, led by our most loyal readers, neighborhood experts, and other luminaries of our choosing. This time, we welcome T. Cole Newton, owner of the neighborhood "cocktail dive" Twelve Mile Limit.

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Writer and Editor Jay Barmann Guides Us Through Alamo Square/the Fillmore

The editor of SFist, who lives smack dab on the border of a two distinct neighborhoods, shows us his favorite haunts in the nabes he calls home.

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Writer Leilani Marie Labong Guides Us Through Presidio Heights

This time around, we welcome freelance writer and editor Leilani Marie Labong. Let's find out what she has to say about Presidio Heights as she shares her favorite spots, as well as a choice (albeit grisly) piece of neighborhood.

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Dan Jackson's Guide to the Lower Haight

Welcome Dan Jackson, avid Giants fan whose Twitter musings during games have become must-reads for fans. Let's find out what he has to say about the Lower Haight.

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Aaron Foley Tells Us About His Childhood Neighborhood, Russell Woods

Foley shares fond memories of the rich architecture and history of his old neighborhood

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Juanita More's Neighborhood Guide to the Tendernob

Stunning denizen of the limelight tells us what's up with her neighborhood.

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Getting to Know the Albany Park Neighborhood

Chicago's Albany Park area is not only one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago, it's also quite affordable compared to other nearby neighborhoods.

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Locals' Guides to Their Los Angeles Neighborhoods

The People's Guide offers tours of Los Angeles neighborhoods led by loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing.

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General Jeff's Neighborhood Guide to LA's Skid Row

The People's Guide offers tours of Los Angeles neighborhoods led by luminaries of our choosing. Our guide to Skid Row is none other than General Jeff Page, who is known to many as the unofficial mayor of the neighborhood.

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A People's Guide to Avondale, Chicago's Polish Village

Located on Chicago's northwest side, the Avondale neighborhood is one that has a long history of being a center for manufacturing and distribution, as well as being an important hub for Chicago's large Polish community.

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A Neighborhood Guide to Historic Filipinotown

The People's Guide offers tours of Los Angeles neighborhoods led by luminaries of our choosing. Introducing us to Historic Filipinotown is Gizmodo Senior Writer, Design East of La Brea cofounder, and famed pedestrian Alissa Walker.

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Caroline on Crack's Neighborhood Guide to Mid-City

The People's Guide offers tours of Los Angeles neighborhoods led by loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing. Giving us the lowdown on Mid-City is nightlife expert Caroline Pardilla, also known as Caroline on Crack.

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A Local's Guide to Fremont, Center of the Universe

The People's Guide is Curbed Seattle's tour of neighborhoods, led by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing. This time around, we welcome Lucy Kuznick to tell us in the ins and outs of her home: Fremont.