San Franciscans demonstrating against a building where tenants were allegedly evicted to make room for Airbnb.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Goes North Beach So Could Go New York

San Francisco and New York are different cities with different politics, demographics and economies, but they, more than any other two cities in America, are at the nexus of progressive histories and what are sometimes euphemistically referred to as disruptive economies. The voters of North Beach and surrounding neighborhoods will send a message in San Francisco in November, but observers in New York should take note as we move toward our own citywide elections in 2017.

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