Today's Haight is comprised of a multitude of free thinkers and specialty shops, sprung from the days when the Grateful Dead ruled and hippies took to the streets spreading love and drugs in their wake. From Golden Gate Park, designed in 1871 as the city's biggest patch of green, to Buena Vista Park, the Haight has remained a favorite escape for tourists and locals alike.
Although the novelty of flower power has faded, today's progressive subcultures add a changing style to the Haight, from the well-pierced pan handlers who harangue to the sporty teens getting a cone at Ben & Jerry's, it's hard to ignore the legacy of this classic neighborhood that made its name on loose living and high times.
Artwork by Niana Liu
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