| October 2010
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Our roving reporter Shayna Rubin posed her question on Sunday, Sept. 19, at the corner of 24th and Sanchez streets.
Nate Haynes, Dolores Street: I would like it if the J-Church came more frequently. I work downtown and sometimes it’s around a 30-minute wait between trains, and it would be nice if the trains had shorter waiting intervals.
Victoria Doll, 26th Street: I was just thinking about the empty Real Food building. I was wondering what is happening with it. I would like to see something useful go into it rather than having it just be an empty place.
Melissa Grindstaff, Jersey Street: I would like better cell phone reception. Noe Valley doesn’t have good reception for AT&T clients, and it would be nice if Noe Valley allowed new cell blocks here.
Doug and Diane Hall, 23rd Street: The double-parking here bugs us the most. The meter maid is always sitting and talking on her iPhone drinking her latte while she watches trucks double-park in the most inconvenient places.
Lauren Reid, Vicksburg Street: They just fixed something I have been complaining about, which is the broken sidewalk in front of Noe Valley Bagel. Everyone kept tripping over that. I also wish there weren’t so many loiterers in front of Martha & BrothersÉ. And actually, get something in the Real Food Company building.
Jim Lynch, Duncan Street: I can’t think of anything I would fix. I was born and raised here and left for 25 years. I came back to live here because it is perfect.
Jessica Jackson, 23rd Street: I wish the J-Church ran later. I work late near the Embarcadero, and it would be more convenient if the J-line had more trains that came after 12:40 a.m.
Heather Robertson, Sanchez Street: I love it here, but personally I wish the shopping was more sophisticated and high-end. I always end up doing my shopping in other neighborhoods with higher-end stores and restaurants. I do appreciate that we have restaurants like Contigo and Firefly, but I would like to see higher-end clothing.
Mark Ostapiak, 25th Street: I wish they would turn Whole Foods into a union shop so that people who had been working there for many years could get their jobs back.
Andrew Ellsworth, Sanchez Street: I would like to see fewer people with clipboards. They congregate on the corner of 24th and Noe especially. When I walk through it, I feel guilty that I am ignoring a good cause, but I just want to be left alone on my weekends.