Now: Right in the middle of the vast Sunset District, the commercial patch of Noriega Street is relatively remote. Traffic flows by on adjacent 19th Avenue, but not many non-residents end up here. The businesses are predominantly Asian, with a few surprises thrown in.
Then: Noriega Street is named after a Spanish soldier and former commander of the Monterey Presidio.
How To Get There: The 71-line Muni bus comes through here, all the way from the Haight. The N-Judah runs four blocks to the north. Parking is easy around the side streets, if not on Noriega Street itself.
Noriega Street in the Sunset District
Noriega Street at 20th Avenue
Bashful Bull, at Noriega and 20th Avenue
Harvest Books, on Noriega at 20th Avenue
Skazka European-Russian Cuisine, on Noriega at 21st Avenue
Noriega Street at 21st Avenue
Hawaiian Drive Inn, on Noriega at 22nd Street
Noriega Street and 23rd Avenue
Menkee Wonton, on Noriega at 24th Avenue
Noriega Street and 25th Avenue
Boomerang Cocktails, on Noriega Street
Sunset Recreation Center, at Moraga Street and 28th Avenue, one block north of Noriega
Playground at Sunset Recreation Center
Painted wall at Sunset Recreation Center
Wall at the Sunset Reservoir, at Ortega and 24th Avenue, one block south of Noriega
View to the east, from Sunset Reservoir
West Sunset Playground, at Pacheco Street and 41st Avenue, two blocks south of Noriega
Bleachers at the baseball field in West Sunset Playground
Baseball field in West Sunset Playground
Soccer field in West Sunset Playground