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Tech entry amplifies rich-poor gap in troubled area

San Francisco Mid-Market neighbourhood's long-time residents are learning that new-found wealth for some does not mean prosperity - or even livability - for everyone

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Across the street from Twitter, some of the NEMA apartments rent for more than US$4,000 a month (above), while the homeless sleep in pews at St Boniface Catholic Church in the Tenderloin neighbourhood

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Across the street from Twitter, some of the NEMA apartments rent for more than US$4,000 a month, while the homeless sleep in pews at St Boniface Catholic Church in the Tenderloin neighbourhood (above)

San Francisco

LAST spring, Carlo Gascon's organisation took a chance on this city's extraordinary technology boom, paying US$1.4 million to turn a rundown single-family structure in the troubled Mid-Market area into its headquarters.

His neighbours are still an issue. "Tech people...

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